Bonnie Kisch

10 Aug Bonnie Kisch

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Bonnie Kisch, 81, of Bismarck, passed away on July 6, 2023, at her home surrounded by family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 12, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Bismarck, ND.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Dickinson, ND.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 11, from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home, with a Rosary and Vigil Service at 7:30.  Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Bonita Jean Lisko was born on February 27, 1942, to Adolph and Bertha (Sigl) Lisko in Dickinson, ND. She graduated from Dickinson Central High School, then went on to Dickinson State University and Valley City University.

On August 1, 1961, she married Joseph Kisch at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dickinson.  She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom with her children for 17 years.  While living in Jamestown, ND, she began work as a teller at First Federal, then went back with her children to work as an instructional assistant at Gussner Elementary in Jamestown.  In 1989, they moved to Bismarck and was an instructional assistant at Will-Moore Elementary until retirement in 2007.  She also enjoyed working part time at the Mandan Eagles.

In her spare time, she enjoyed volunteering her time as a Boy Scout den mother and board member, Girl Scout leader, usher for the Bismarck Mandan Symphony, as well as teaching religion classes in Jamestown and at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.  She also loved to decorate and bake for the holidays.

Her family was her greatest pride and joy as were all of the children she helped throughout the years of being an instructional assistant.  She looked forward to seeing them every year when they made sure to come to her house for trick or treating.

Bonnie will be deeply missed by her daughter, Jodi (Terry) Mercier, Kealakekua, HI; sons, Jay (Leslie) Kisch, Barnsville, MN and Jon Kisch, Northglenn, CO; grandchildren, J. Ryne Kisch and Christy and Mikela Mercier; siblings, Bob (Joan) Lisko, Colorado Springs, CO, Sandi (Harvey) Tibor, Hebron, ND, Kathy (Kirk) Jorgenson, Dickinson, ND; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; parents, Adolph and Bertha Lisko; son, James Michael; and brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Carolyn Lisko.

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