Bonnie Lou Konopka

September 29, 1951November 17, 2020

Bonnie L. Konopka died November 17, 2020 at the age of 69. Born September 29, 1951 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, to the late Adelbert and Gladys (Ley) Pung. She was a member of Mount Ararat Church. Bonnie started her career at Michigan State University where she worked for approximately 15 years. After moving to Virginia Bonnie worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration and retired after 18 years.

She is survived by husband Joseph Konopka; two daughters, Heidi (Buddy) Jones and Brandy Cole both of Stafford; three grandchildren, Demetrius Cole of Washington, NC, Kayle Cole, and Zac Tucker both of Stafford; two step grandchildren, Abby Jones of Stafford and Megan Jones of Bowling Green; step mother, Carol Pung of St. Johns, MI; siblings, Roger (Darlene) Cassady of Marshal, MI, Glenda McKee of Owosso, MI, Julie (Michael) Heuer, Sue (Dennis) Parker of St. Johns, MI, Cindy (Richard) Schrader of Dewitt, MI, Sandra (Kurt) Brandt of Kings Mountain, NC, and Michael Cassady of Ray, ND; two step children, Krystal Konopka of Bridgewater and Karl Konopka of Crimora; three step grandchildren, Krystyne, Kaylene and Ryan all of Bridgewater; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father Glendon Cassady.

Memorials may be made in memory of Bonnie Konopka to for CJD research.

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Mike Mapes

November 25, 2020

Bonnie was a wonderful colleague for the years we worked together at DEA. She was pleasant and always a delight to be around.

Condolences to her family.

Diane Brunner

November 24, 2020

She looked like a beautiful soul inside and out. I never met her but her brother Mike talked very highly of his dearly beloved sister. Heaven gained one of His own and we will miss our Sister In Christ but the days on earth were all she needed as her time was needed elsewhere. She will be missed never forgotten and reunited with again as we that believe Jesus is our Savior will call us home someday too. Thoughts for the families that our loving Savior provides the peace and joy that HE can only give us for the days ahead. Ron and Diane Brunner her brother Mikes friends from North Dakota

Lynette Taylor

November 21, 2020

Miss Bonnie was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. Always had a smile on her face. Heaven for sure gained another angel.

Buddy Jones

November 19, 2020

In August 2019 I tore my meniscus and had to have surgery. I had my surgery in September and got staph infection from the surgery. So I couldn’t do stairs. I lived in an apartment that has 15 stairs. So Heidi talked to Bonnie about me staying at their house. Not only did Bonnie agree, but she gave me her bed and living room and the bottom level and she slept and stayed in the main living room on the second level. I’ll never forget the love that she showed me.

Paige Bargeron

November 19, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. We thoroughly enjoyed many laughs working together at DEA and our daily carpooling. Memories I will cherish.

My sympathy to you and your family. Wishing your pain and grief are soon replaced with by loving memories.

Hugs - Paige Bargeron


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