Lifelong Adams County resident Ronda J. Bonifas, 84, passed away Tuesday, September
1, 2020, at her home.
Rosary is 10 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
September 5, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Jeremy Hazuka
officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5, at Highland Cemetery in rural
Adams County. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral
Home’s Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/lbvfh.
Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one
hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St.
Michael’s Catholic Church or Catholic Social Services. For the health and safety of
others face masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your
cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you
bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do
not bring one, we can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is
serving the family.
Ronda was born on February 25, 1936, in Adams County, NE to Elvin & Hazel
(Maxfield) Witt. She graduated in 1954 from Juniata High School. Ronda married her
high school sweetheart Lawrence L. “Larry” Bonifas Jr. on October 11, 1955, at
Assumption Catholic Church; he preceded her in death on February 10, 2019.
Ronda was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Altar Society,
and was a longtime choir member. She was a volunteer at Catholic Social Services for
many years. Ronda loved to crochet and knit, making the best washcloths. She enjoyed
crossword puzzles and coloring books. Ronda started keeping a journal after she married
Larry with news, births, and big events.
Ronda was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Larry Bonifas.
Children & Spouses: Michael Bonifas & Deb Ross – Hastings, NE
Keith Bonifas – Hastings, NE
Dale & Julie Bonifas – Juniata, NE
Patrick & Shelly Bonifas – Juniata, NE
Peggy & Joel Beckenhauer – Lincoln, NE
Mark & Trish Bonifas – Hastings, NE
Jodi & John Rostvet – Hastings, NE
Sister: Ardyce Biede – Hastings, NE