Bear Vaunda ``Vonnie'' Leith Elaine, age 62, of Prior Lake. Preceded in death by husband, John E. Bear, Jr.; son, John E. Bear III; father, George Nelson. Survived by daughter, Janell Bear of Belle Plaine; son, Joseph Bear & Jodi Graves of Lakeville; grandsons, Lucas and Daniel Bear of Prior Lake; daughter-in-law, Janet Bear Rivard of Prior Lake; mother, Gladys Nelson of Shakopee; brother, Ronald & Sharon Nelson of Buffalo; sister, Donna & Gerald Hemming of Shakopee; brother, Steven & Julie Nelson of Eden Prairie; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday, 5-8 pm at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake. Funeral service Wednesday, 11 am also at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake. Burial St. Michael Cemetery, Prior Lk. Ballard-Sunder Prior Lk 952-447-2633

Published on April 2, 2002

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