Bonnie Mae Cashatt

NEW ULM — Bonnie Mae Cashatt, age 86, of New Ulm died peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

A private family memorial service will be held at the Butterfield Cemetery in Butterfield at a later date.

Arrangements are being made with the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home of New Ulm. To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to

Bonnie is survived by her daughters, Judy (Mike) Seidl of New Ulm; Jean (Clarence) Brittingham of Xenia, Ohio; JoEllen (Dean) Tessmer of New Ulm; sons, Jeffrey Cashatt of Casselberry, Florida; Jon (Christie) Cashatt of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Jeremy Seidl, Carissa Seidl, Stacy (Bryan) Abel, Joshua (Jackilyn) Keiter, Dayrle (Tenna) Keiter, Ryan Tessmer, Kati (Sam) Thayer; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Gloria (Archie) Ostberg of Harlingen, Texas; Dorothy (Alton) Gordon of Arizona; and sister-in-law, Sylvia Barnes of New Ulm.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dayrle in 2015; brothers, Glenn and Harry Barnes; and brother-in-law, Bill Gordon.

Bonnie Mae Barnes was born March 11, 1931 in Butterfield to Clarence and Loretta (Schoonover) Barnes. She was a 1949 graduate from Butterfield High School. On May 10, 1952, Bonnie was united in marriage to Dayrle Cashatt in Butterfield. The couple was blessed with five children whom together they raised in Butterfield and eventually New Ulm. Bonnie worked at a variety of places in her career, predominantly in bookkeeping. While in Butterfield, she worked at the State Bank, the U.S. Post Office, Butterfield Foods, Buhler Construction, and as the Butterfield Village Clerk. After moving to New Ulm, Bonnie worked as a secretary for New Ulm Building Center, a distributor of the Pioneer Press, and in housekeeping at the Holiday Inn. Together with her husband the couple dearly enjoyed their retirement at their homes in Minnesota and Florida. Bonnie dearly loved any time she got to spend with her family, especially time with her grandchildren. Bonnie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.


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