Bonnie Rae (French) Critelli 72, of Fargo, ND died Friday, October 2nd, 2015 surrounded by loving family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Bonnie was born in Cass Lake, MN on February 21, 1943 to William D. & Della L. (Hanson) French. She lived a short time in Minneapolis, then moved to Fargo and attended Roosevelt, Ben Franklin schools, graduating from Fargo Central High School. She married her high school sweetheart Jim, on June 24, 1961 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. She worked 20+ years for Hornbachers Express, retiring in 1991.
Bonnie enjoyed living on West McDonald Lake for the last 14 yrs., while developing many close friends. She was a fabulous cook, making up her own recipes! She also enjoyed counted cross stitching, making handmade rugs and many other arts and crafts. Jim & Bonnie loved traveling the world. She enjoyed winning and losing to the one arm bandits.
She is survived by her husband Jim, daughter Jeralyn R. (Mark) Bistodeau, son Bill (Jeannie) Critelli, grandchildren Kayla, Bryan, Blake, Jim, Emma, great granddaughter Braelyn, and brother Allan D. (Margaret) French.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Larry and great grandson Haiden.
The family requests memorials are given to Hospice of the Red River Valley or The Roger Maris Cancer Center.