Bonnie M. Bauman-Neuhring

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Bonnie M. Bauman-Neuhring, 89, of Sac City, Iowa, formerly of Schaller, Iowa, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Parkview Care and Rehab Center in Sac City.

Funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 4, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie Mae Bauman-Neuhring was born in Wakefield, Nebraksa, on Jan. 8, 1930, to Hans and Alma (Echtenkamp) Holdorf. She was baptized on Jan. 26, 1930, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wayne, Nebraska. She later confirmed her Christian faith on April 2, 1944, at the same church. Growing up, Bonnie attended a country school through eighth grade and high school in Wayne and Ponca, Nebraska.

Bonnie married Marvin F. Bauman on June 25, 1948, in Ponca. To this union, three children were born: Duane, Marlene and Dennis. Marvin passed away on Feb. 17, 1970, at his home.

Bonnie worked as a nurses’ aide for around 45 years at a nursing home in Schaller and hospitals in Storm Lake and Sac City. The last 10 years at Sac City, she worked in the medical records department. While working in Schaller and Storm Lake, she cleaned the Central Popcorn offices at night for 15 years.

Bonnie enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She loved flowers of any kind and tried growing different ones. She also bowled on a bowling team for 20 years and enjoyed dancing.

On Sept. 29, 1995, Bonnie married her best friend of 15 years, Robert Neuhring of Sac City. They enjoyed 13 years of marriage. He passed away on July 10, 2007.

Bonnie is survived by her children: Duane (Ruth) Bauman of Sac City, Iowa; Marlene Kennedy of Ida Grove, Iowa; Dennis Bauman of Carroll, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hans and Alma Holdorf; husbands, Marvin Bauman and Robert Neuhring; sister, Betty (Billy) Koeppe; great-granddaughter McKayla Schrieber; and son-in-law Kenneth Kennedy.

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