John’s Story

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Journal entry by John Bonnes

John Bonnes' memorial service will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 7th at Cross View Lutheran Church (6645 McCauley Trail W, Edina, MN 55439). Due to Covid, there are restrictions on how many can attend with proper social distancing, so we're sending out this email to you so you can register for the service, the visitations or to live stream the service virtually. 
If You Want To Attend The Memorial Service
You must register.  And not just one person per party or couple, but each person must register. In addition, masks will be required and there will be a temperature check at the door. Below is the link to register, and I suggest you do so before Monday, which is when we'll put this link on the Caring Bridge site. Here is where you register:

In addition to the 1:00 service, there will be a visitation for those attending the service from 12:20-12:45. If you register above, you are automatically registered for the visitation, too. 
If You Prefer To Attend Virtually
First, you don't need to apologize if you are uncomfortable attending the service due to Covid. Dad was nothing if not practical, and would be very upset with anyone taking any unnecessary risks on his account. The service will be live streamed, and you can view it afterwards, too, by joining Cross View's streaming link online at
Two Visitation Options
Finally, there will also be two earlier visitation options for those people who will not attend the service. They also require registration as the numbers are limited. Here they are:
Our whole family thanks you for you prayers and kind wishes over the last few weeks. My dad had a great deal of faith in his family and friends, and you've all absolutely rewarded that faith. Thank you. 

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