Bonnie Roell, 69, died May 15 of pancreatic cancer. She had run Bonnie’s Cafe on University Avenue for nearly 40 years.

Roell lived in Maplewood but was up at 2 a.m. daily to make sure Bonnie’s was ready to open with pancakes, French toast and coffee at 4:30 a.m.

Roell was preceded in death by her husband, Roger, and her youngest daughter, Wendy. She is survived by her daughters Tammie Rhoades and Becky Boosbrugger and longtime companion John Rybisky.

A remembrance service was held May 21 at Roseville Memorial Chapel with lunch following at Bonnie’s Cafe.

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