Sad News
Monday, January 14, 2019 5:55 PM

January 14, 2019

Dear Lyndale Families,

It is with great sadness that I share with you that Steve Bonine, Lyndale's longtime Community Education Coordinator, passed away this Saturday. Steve has been working with the Minneapolis Public Schools for 22 years, at both Armatage Montessori and Lyndale Community School. Steve is well-known and highly regarded by the Community Education department, the Minneapolis Public Schools at large and the countless individuals who he came into contact with during his time as an educator.

With love and passion for kids and building community, Steve would always make sure you were taken care of. Steve's kind heart and soul made him a special person and a larger than life figure in our lives. There is no doubt that he has made a positive impact on those of us who were fortunate enough to know him.

A celebration of Steve's life will take place this upcoming Saturday, January 19, at Armatage Montessori located at 2501 W 56th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410. A visitation will begin at 10:00am, funeral services will take place at 11:00am with a reception to follow.

The passing of a member of our school community can be difficult for our students, our families and our staff. Please know that we will make our school social workers and support professionals available to provide support to our community.

I know you all join me in expressing our condolences to Steve's family, friends, coworkers and students.


Mark Stauduhar