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Arnold “Arnie” George Bonstrom, age 83, of St Louis Park MN, passed away January 1, 2023.

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Preceded in death by wife, Karen; parents, George & Bernice (Ordorff) Bonstrom; sister and brother, Shirley Triplett and Maurice Bonstrom.

Survived by children, Pam (Joe) Mueller of Excelsior, MN, Greg (Terri) Bonstrom of Boise, ID, and Erik (Kia) Bonstrom of Gambrills, MD; grandchildren, Matt and Rob Mueller, James Bonstrom, and Sara Walsh; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Annie Bonstrom; and many other relatives & close friends. He worked at Electric Machinery for over 40 years and retired 21 years ago. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and going up north.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at The Peterson Chapel (119 Central Ave, Buffalo MN). Interment with military honors will follow at Zion Cemetery in Buffalo.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Beth Tengler

    Our deepest condolences to you, Pam & Joe, and your entire family for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you our love.

  2. Bob johns

    My thoughts and prayers with the family So sorry for the koss

  3. Mike and Patty

    We want to send our condolences to Pam and Joe and their family. Our thoughts are with you all.

  4. Pam Mueller

    Dad, you were my heart and soul! I can’t believe you are gone, I can’t call you two time’s a day. I find myself looking at my watch, thinking I need to call you,I have left dinner, with my friend’s, to call you. My friends even know when I leave, dinner, I’m calling my dad. I love you more than you know. My heart is broken, because you were my heart. I love that you are with mom and Lucy. And please know we are taking care of Addy. Joe and went over, to Sara’s and gave her big time love!

  5. C. Chauncey Watson

    Prayers for the Bonstrom family. Sending condolences and light to those left by this amazing man and his legacy. May there be comfort and peace for the family.

  6. Kecia Banks

    My deepest condolences to your family.

  7. Chenetta Clarke

    Prayers for the Bonstrom family. My deepest condolences, wishing you comfort and peace.

  8. Joe Mueller

    Arnie was a hard working, loving man! He always referred me has his favorite son-in-law, because I was his only son-in-law. Will miss our times together my friend.

    Rest in peace my friend.

  9. Anne Hintz Klein

    Uncle Arnie,

    From the time I was old enough to understand who you were, I knew you were an amazing man. Full of love and care for everyone and always without judgement.

    From being Santa on Christmas Eve at Grandma’s house to deer hunting in Aitkin, all of my memories of you bring a smile to my face, and now a tear. You were always full of adventure and trying new things such as smelting north of Duluth in what I recall being freezing temperatures to your cooking that sometimes required picking out the pellets from the duck. You will truly be missed!

    To Pam, Greg, and Erik, I am so sorry for your loss.


  10. Jo Ann Scipio

    Erik, Pam, and Greg,
    Our deepest sympathy to you on Arnie’s passing. We share in your grief on the loss of your father. He was a good man and we will remember him for that, and his acts of kindness snd thoughtfulness. You are in our thoughts snd prayers during this difficult time. Gone but not forgotten. May he rest in peace.
    Jo Ann and Laurence Scipio

  11. Jo Ann Scipip

    Erik Pam, and Greg,
    Our sincere sympathy is extended to you on the passing of your beloved Father. He was a good man who will be remembered for his kindness and thoughtfulness. We share in your grief for Arnie. He will now join Karen for eternal peace and happiness. He is gone but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Jo Ann and Laurence Scipio

  12. Kim Pregler

    To the Bonstrom Family

    Want to convey my deepest, saddest sympathies. Arnie was such a good man. I recall being at your house and he was so jovial and fun. I’m glad he and Karen are together again. I really wish I’d know last year when this occurred so I could have sent more timely condolences.
    RIP Arnie, you and Karen can now dance with the angels.
    Bonstroms children, so deeply sorry for your loss.


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