Yvonne Welch

Yvonne Welch

CHAMPAIGN – Yvonne F. "Bonnie" Welch, 89, of Champaign passed peacefully at 9:42 p.m. Friday (Feb. 8, 2013) at Heartland Healthcare Center in Champaign.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana, with visitation from noon to service time. Pastor Robert Rasmus will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Bonnie was born July 16, 1923, in McLean, the daughter of Walter and Marie M. (Richardson) Bialeschki, stepdaughter of Betty Bialeschki. She married Marvin Welch on Jan. 1, 1942.

She is survived by a daughter, Carole Sauro of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a sister, Jean Richardson (Stan) of Neoga; and three grandchildren, Mindy Bates (John) of Texas, Lena Fuson (Gary) of Michigan and Dennis Sauro (Catherine) of Kansas.

She also leaves behind great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Jennifer, Jamie and Makayla, and one great-great-grandchild, Caden.

She was preceded in death by parents and stepmother; husband, Marvin; two brothers, Charles and Ora Bialeschki; and great-grandchild, Jeffrey.

The family would like to give special thanks to Mel and Liz Schwartz, Greta Henry and Terry and Debra Bialeschki for their loving help.

Bonnie worked several years at Aunt Sonya's in Champaign until their closing. She enjoyed Word Search games and going to Taffie's.

Bonnie loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed greatly by her family and everyone who knew her. She leaves behind a big void in the lives of all who knew her and loved her. May she rest in peace.

Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.

Karen McCoy wrote on February 12, 2013 at 9:02 am
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Aunt Bonnie, You will be greatly missed. You were the best Aunt, and my favorite Aunt growing up. I love you so much. I know you are in heaven, and I thank God for the opportunity to have you in my life. Someday we will see each other again. What a joyous day that will be. Till then you will always be in my cherished memories. I know you will be watching over your family. Loving them always.