Obituary: Bonnie Jo (Nordeen) Tesnow

May 19, 1940 – July 6, 2024

Bonnie Jo Tesnow, 84, of Sister Bay passed away early Saturday morning, July 6, 2024 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

She was born May 19, 1940, in Sister Bay, the daughter of the late Walter and Ethel (Knutson) Nordeen. Bonnie graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1959. Following high school, she traveled to Milwaukee to work in a candy factory for a few years. When returning home, she worked for Laura Maxwell Inn until 1981 when she started cleaning private homes. She married Lewis John Tesnow on May 31, 1980, at Sister Bay Moravian Church. When Lewis retired in 2001, he worked together with Bonnie to clean private homes.

Bonnie was a hard worker. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially bus tours to Branson and Nashville. She loved animals, taking spontaneous rides and going shopping in Green Bay with Lewis.

Survivors include her loving husband, Lewis; two daughters, Lynn Ohnesorge of Sturgeon Bay and Michelle (Jarrod) Anderson; twin grandchildren, Anna and Christopher; and her sister, Nancy Drootson.

A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 2 pm at Sister Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Kerry Krause officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, July 18, 2024 from 1 pm until the time of service. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Unity Hospice or Sister Bay Moravian Church in her memory.

Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the Tesnow family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Bonnie may be shared with her family through her tribute page at