Donald Dean Bonner, 74, Crane, MT

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday March 15, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT with Pastor Steve Anderson officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Moose Lodge in Sidney, MT for a time of fellowship and sharing. Military honors will be presented by the VFW Post 4099 in Sidney, MT and members from the US Navy Honor Guard. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

Donald Dean Bonner, affectionately known as Donnie, was born on January 3, 1950, in Sidney, Montana, and passed away on March 6, 2024, in Billings, Montana.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kayrene Bonner Roberts, of Crane, Montana; sisters Corina Segmiller of Laurel, Montana, Georgene Owens. As well as his brother-in-law Rod and Jackie Roberts of Billings, Montana; Judy Candee of Sidney, Montana; and many nieces and nephews from around the United States.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dawn Marie Bonner, his parents Donnald Frank Bonner and Emma Scheetz Bonner, and his in-laws Jess and Helen Norby Roberts.

Donnie graduated from Sidney High School in the Class of 1968. Donnie proudly served in the US Navy, joining on August 5, 1969, and serving as a sailor on the USS Wexford during the Vietnam War.

Throughout his life, Donnie worked in various roles, starting as a bag boy at Reynolds and later finding his passion in the electrical field. He worked for REA as a lineman, started his own business, D & R Trenching, with his brother-in-law Rod Roberts, and later worked for MDU as a lineman and supervisor. He was known for his dedication to his co-workers and the pride he had in his profession. One of his favorites was the Fort Peck Dam lighting project.

Family was paramount to Donnie. He married Kayrene on December 15, 1973, and together they built a life in Crane, Montana. They welcomed their beautiful daughter Dawn Marie Bonner on July 15th, 1974. Donnie was always ready to lend a helping hand and had a heart of gold, despite his Grumpy Grizzly Bear persona. He was a master chef known as "Donnie Flay," cooking up delicious dishes like fried chicken, "Jordie" mashed potatoes, raspberry kuchen, and lutefisk on holidays.

In his free time, Donnie enjoyed gardening, fishing, and attending Lutefisk feeds with family and friends.

A service to celebrate the life of Donald Dean Bonner will be held on March 15, 2024, at 11:00 am at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Sidney, Montana, followed by a luncheon at the Sidney Moose Lodge.

Donnie will be dearly missed by all who knew him, but his legacy of love, hard work, and kindness will live on in the hearts of those he touched.


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