Bonnie Marie Aten

March 26, 1931April 1, 2019

Bonnie (Messinger ) Aten, 88, of Fremont, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Valley View Health Campus in Fremont. She was born the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Baumeister) Messinger on March 26, 1931 in Fremont, Ohio. Bonnie married Frank Aten on September 1, 1951 in Fremont, and he preceded her in death in August of 1998.

Bonnie was a graduate of Fremont Ross High School and Bowling Green State University. She was an elementary teacher at Stamm and Lutz schools for 25 years, and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In her free time, Bonnie enjoyed being with her family, as well as playing bridge, reading and knitting.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons; Patrick and Rusty (Betsy) Aten, daughter, Abby (Dan) Pfleiderer, grandchildren; Michael, Timothy, Mary, Jane Aten, Jessica (Justin) Morelli, Paige (AJ) Kissh, and great-grandchildren; Evelyn Morelli and Jensen Kissh. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Michael Aten, sister, Nan Simonton, brothers; Joseph, Richard and Tim Messinger.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, with a memorial service beginning at 11:00 am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 206 N. Park Avenue, Fremont, Ohio, 43420.

Private burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Birchard Public Library or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fremont.


4 May


10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

206 N. Park Avenue
Fremont, Ohio 43420

4 May

Memorial Service

11:00 am

St. Paul's Episcopal Church


Bonnie Marie Aten

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Anne Weiker

April 22, 2019

Mrs. Aten was my fifth grade teacher at Lutz. She was my favorite! It was in her class that I learned about raising monarch butterflies, which I continue to do. I've been teaching for 20 years and I think of her often. I'm sorry for your loss - she was an amazing person!

Dana Bundschuh-Stone

April 7, 2019

So sorry to read this! So many great memories of being in her class multiple years at Lutz. She and Mrs. Krock were an awesome pair. She was a very sweet lady that loved her students and was great at what she did. Hugs and prayers go out to her family.

Randall Macko

April 5, 2019

I had the privilege of teaching with Bonnie at the start of my career at Lutz Elementary in the late 1980's. We shared many stories and many laughs throughout the years while she taught. We were able to see each other periodically after she retired, doing much reminiscing over our time together. I remember her as a dedicated teacher and a good friend who loved a good laugh. Rest in peace, Bonnie.

Cindy Young

April 4, 2019

Abby and family,

Sorry to read of your Mom’s thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jeannine Keating

April 3, 2019

Molly, Sally, Mary, Joe-
So sorry to hear that Aunt Bonnie passed away. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Jeannine

Gail Tschumy Barnhart

April 2, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Gail