Bonnie June Bauman, 82, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died April 25th, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
Bonnie was born June 4th, 1929, at Gothenburg to Alvin and Winifred Ruth (Davis) Mannon.
She grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School. After high school she married Kenneth Ray Bauman at the United Methodist Church on August 1st 1949. For many years she was active in the Lutheran Church. She worked and volunteered at numerous places around Gothenburg.
Bonnie enjoyed quilting, sewing and was famous for her wearable art. She also liked to do puzzles, gardening, bridge club and loved her cats. One of her favorite hobbies was pursing good health and Reflexology. In addition, she took pleasure in the many activities at Stone Hearth. She especially enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Bonnie could always be found enjoying her morning coffee with her daughter and friends. She was well known for her colorful, generous and ministering personality. Bonnie had a love for the Lord that was contagious and wanted her friends and family to share that relationship with Him.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ray Bauman; daughter, Tracy Dawn; parents, Alvin and Ruth Mannon; sister, Maxine Shively; and brother, Carroll Fred Mannon.
Survivors include: daughters, Christine (Rocky) Massin of St. Joseph, Missouri and Gayleen (Alan) Rickertsen of Gothenburg; four grandchildren, Brock (Susan) Massin, Brandon (Dana Ekstrum) Massin, Koby (Carrie) Rickertsen, Ben (Sarah) Rickertsen; and seven great-grand children: Bailey, Ryan, Anna, Bella, Christian, Addison and Brooklyn; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held at American Lutheran Church, April 28th, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Matthew Groenke officiating. Interment followed in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 1500 S. 70th Street, Suite 201 Lincoln, NE 68506 or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1540 S. 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68506. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg was in charge of arrangements.