Michael “Mike” Bonestell passed away in Colorado Springs, CO, the morning of October 28th at the age of 64. He was born November 3rd, 1955 in Miller, South Dakota. He moved to Colorado in 1982, where he quickly made friends and married. He was a hard working, creative, and generous man who loved to build furniture and make things for the ones he loved. The first thing anyone in his life would tell you about him is that he would give the shirt off his back to a stranger in need. He built houses all across the state of CO, was a man of many hobbies, and loved them all. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert “Bob” Bonestell. He is survived by his 2 children, Robert (Sarah) Bonestell of Durango, CO, and Tara (Josh) Bonestell-Dobnak of Littleton, CO, as well as his only granddaughter Riane. He is also survived by his mother, Marian Bonestell of Sioux Falls, SD. His siblings Michelle Lintvedt of Presho, SD, Steve Bonestell of Deer River, MN, and Scott Bonestell of Westminster, CO, and many nieces and nephews.
As of now the family is planning a Celebration of Life at a later date when it is appropriate for everyone’s safety.