Ernest Francis Bonanno

May 20, 1935March 4, 2014

Ernest Francis Bonanno, 78 of Lima passed away at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday night, March 4, 2014 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born on May 20, 1935 in Lima to Ernest and Wanda (Stippich) Bonanno and they preceded him in death.. On June 28, 1986 he married Carol (States) Woods and she survives him. Mr. Bonanno is survived by his children, Kelly (Steve) Schreckengast of West Lafayette, IN; Carmi (Larry) Belna of Zionsville, IN and their children: Nicholas and Katie; Tony (Susan) Bonanno of Indianapolis and their children: Alissa, Gabrielle and Isabella. Ernest is survived by his other children: Kelly (Tyler Hale) Newland of Ada and her children: Brooklyn and Elizabeth; Carol Lee Woods of Findlay and her child: Landin; and James Woods of Jackson Center. He is also survived by two great grandchildren: Haiven and Vivian and a sister-in-law Diane Bonanno of Lima. Mr. Bonanno is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ron Bonanno and a sister, Mildred (Dick) Bishop. Ernie attended the Jehovah’s Witness. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL HOME with visitation from 1p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family. Condolences can be made at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 8, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Lizzi Hale

November 14, 2014

Love you grandpa nano.

Lizzi Hale

October 8, 2014

Grandpa frank, grandpa frank, grandpa frank. It's been 7 months since you have been gone, and I still cry almost every day. You were a big impact on my life because I was with you most of my time. I know you miss your two great grand children Haiven and Vivian! Haiven told me you came to see him a few weeks after you had passed. I am glad he still remembers and loves you. I wish it would be the same for Vivi, I still wait for you to call me each and every day like you would, I know Haiven misses it to!.. We all miss you and I still love you. Love papa nano MUAH!

Paolo Bonanno

July 30, 2014

My sympathy France

Gene Reaman

March 10, 2014

My sympathy Carol,
Gene Reaman

Mark Bishop

March 9, 2014

I just found out my Uncle Ernie passed away. My sympathy to you and your family. Thinking of you all at this time. He was loving and cared for many people . May perpetual light shine upon him. Mark & Genia Bishop

Cheryl Pope

March 8, 2014

Carol, I am so sorry for your loss If you need anything please feel free to call me. Frank was a good man and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Love Cheryl Pope (Woods)

Kris Slygh

March 8, 2014

Carol we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs. Kris, Jen, Asya, Aaron, Brady, and Kayden.

March 7, 2014

JIMMY, I just found out that your father had passed. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your Mother in my prayers. Mike Grant

March 7, 2014

Our Sympathy--John Vastano & Daughters