Written by Bob Dell, Former Executive Director of Pathways to Promise
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Pathways mourns the loss of two dear friends, Bill and Bonnie Kinschner. Bonnie had died in January after a long battle with cancer. Bill, had recently gone to Romania to continue the work he and Bonnie had begun with Mission Link International and Deborah House; he suffered a heart attack and died there.
As Craig Rennebohm noted:
We are so saddened by the news of Bill’s death. Two such wonderful souls in so short a time. So many of us have been welcomed into Bonnie and Bill’s life with generosity and warmth, invited to share in their inexhaustible faith, creative hope and great love. Bill and Bonnie have been extraordinary friends to us, so graciously supportive. I’m grateful for their presence among us.
Besides being great supporters of the work of Pathways to Promise, Both Bill and Bonnie spread their commitment widely including NAMI FaithNet, and, to serve those living with a mental illness and their families, their own family foundation, One Mind Mental Illness Ministry. Bonnie and Bill reached near and far to help people even to Romania where they worked with Mission Link International and Deborah House. A Memorial Service for Bill and Bonnie was held May 10th at Hope Lutheran Church, Toledo, Ohio.