Bonnie Jean Costerisan

Age 85, of DeWitt, MI, passed away May 13, 2015.  She was born August 27, 1929, in Orlando, FL, to Leonard and Elsie Stover.  After graduating from college in 1951 and marrying Floyd, she worked four years as a secretary for Saranac Machine Co. in Benton Harbor, MI.  In 1955 they began their family and she settled into the full-time job of wife, mother and church/community volunteer. Bonnie was a longtime member of the Lansing Seventh-day Adventist Church and served there in many positions such as secretary, teacher and pianist.  She was passionate about being there for her children, her volunteer work, reading and sharing her love of Christ.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Costerisan; sons, Philip and Jeffrey; and grandson, Josiah.  Surviving are:  daughter, Marcia (Robert) Mohr of Cadillac; son, Timothy Costerisan of Lansing; and grandchildren, Caleb and Elijah Costerisan and Jessica Clare.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at the Lansing Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5400 W. St. Joseph Hwy., Lansing.  Her family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service, as well as following.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greater Lansing Adventist School in memory of Bonnie Costerisan.  Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Online condolences may be left for her family at

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Ruth Calkins
May 18, 2015 at 5:12 pm

My deepest sympathy, Marcia. Your Mother was a beautiful person in every way. She lived a life of service and now rests, safe and secure. Reunion will be most joyous!

Penny & Rudy Morche'
May 18, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Marcia. What a day that will be when we see Jesus and those that are asleep till He comes. We have this Hope! Love & Hugs

Patsy Towar
June 4, 2015 at 8:26 am

Praying for you today, Marcia and your family too. Bonnie was a wonderful person. She loved people. What I remember about her was her joy in taking in the MAGABOOK kids every summer we had it in the Lansing area. The kids loved staying at their home too. Today those kids that stayed there are good kids and have commented to me how staying in your folks home was blessing. So sorry she is gone. Won’t heaven be wonderful when we can meet with our Moms again.


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