Bonnie June Prante

December 23, 1934 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 86)


Bonnie June Prante, 86, of Elizabeth, Colorado passed away on May 1, 2021.

Visitation is on Monday, May 10 from 4-6pm with Recitation of the Rosary to follow at 6pm at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 11am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, 2250 S Logan St. Denver, CO 80210. Bonnie will be laid to rest with her late husband, Melvin LeRoy Prante, at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 1pm. 

Bonnie, daughter of Frank J. Wise and Lucille Starkey, was born in 1934 in Missouri, but spent the majority of her life in Colorado first in Denver and then eventually moving to Elizabeth to be with family. She worked in a variety of different factories over the years until she retired to spend more time with family and friends doing activities that she loved. She had a lot of trials and tribulation in her life, yet she persevered through it all. There is not a single person who met Bonnie who did not think she was wonderful. She was always taking care of someone and putting others needs before hers. Bonnie was an avid crafter and enjoyed knitting, sewing, and crocheting among other things. She was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for 17 years. She has always been a fighter and that was definitely still evident in this last battle. Because she wanted to look as though she was naturally sleeping at home she will be laid to rest in her pajamas. At the end she said “I have lived a good life and now it is time for me to be with God. I love you all and I will keep an eye on each and every one of you.”

Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Prante; sister Noretta Chesnut; and brother, Donald Watkins. She is survived by her two sisters, Mary Jane Cream, and Shirley Hughes; three brothers, Austin Watkins, Floyd Watkins, and Tommy Watkins; four daughters Beverly Gatto, Melanna Rosenthal, Melissa Caudell, and Heather Prante; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Bridgete, Derrick, Christopher, Brenda, Kayla, and Brandon; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bonnie's name may be made to Denver Dumb Friends League. Contribution information is below. 

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May 10, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Horan & McConaty Family Chapel
1091 S. Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80246

Recitation of the Rosary
May 10, 2021

6:00 PM
Horan & McConaty Family Chapel
1091 S. Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80246

Funeral Mass
May 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish
2250 S Logan Street
Denver, CO 80210


Denver Dumb Friends League
2080 South Quebec Street, Denver CO 80231
Tel: 1-303-751-5772

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