Mona Bumbico, 90 of Westville, IN, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2024 in Valparaiso, IN. She was born on November 10, 1933 to Martin C. and Dewey S. (Bishop) Butler in Glasgow, KY, in a log cabin. She graduated from Austin Tracy High School. On April 21, 1956, Mona married Joseph Bumbico Jr., who preceded her in death in 2005. Survivors include children: Arlene (Lex) Sanders, JoAnn (and the late Daniel) Berrones, and Kim (Maria) Bumbico; 9 grandsons (“grandbabies”); many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and dear friend, Ray Winkelman.
For over 30 years Mona worked as a line leader at AnCo; and, worked 10 years as a receptionist in San Diego County’s welfare department. She loved and spoiled her pets. Mona’s kind-hearted spirit will forever be remembered; along with it, her sense of humor and charm.
A visitation will be held on April 4, 2024 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. A funeral mass will be held on April 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, with visitation one hour prior. Burial to take place at Graceland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Independent Cat Society, P.O. Box 735, Westville, IN 46391. 


I knew Mona from the credit union and I became very fond of her. I am originally from San Diego and so we always had a little connection there. I found her to be an extremely warm, sweet and funny lady. I looked forward to our little talks when she came in. I know I will miss her. It is comforting to have faith that she is in a better place. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends and Ray. -Colleen Sullivan 

JoAnn I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Carol Jackson 

Our Sinceré Condolences , to all the Bumbico Family and Friends , we are far but near in our heart and thoughts , may God give you all the comfort in knowing she is home now with him , Mona became and extended family member to us also since she is Kim’s , mom and Nanny to David and Daniel , we will forever remember her Kentucky accent , and know she will be missed dearly by her boy . It was nice knowing both your parents Kim, thanks for sharing them with us, we have great memories of them both. -Gilbert and Rosa Silvas 


Print Friendly, PDF & Email