Bonnie Lou Bacon, 82 - August 26, 2013Bonnie Lou (Huffman) Bacon, 82, of rural Lyons passed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.
Services took place on Friday, Aug. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons with the Revs. Paul Malcomson and Mike Ring officiating. Burial was conducted at the Lyons Cemetery.
Bacon was born to Daniel Taylor and Pauline M. (Tuma) Huffman on Oct. 21, 1930, at Howells. She grew up on a farm north of Decatur and graduated from Decatur High School in 1949.
On June 12, 1949, she was united in marriage to Harold Lewis Bacon at the Presbyterian Parsonage in Lyons. To this union, four children were born. She and her family resided on farms in the Lyons and Decatur area.
In 1976, Bacon and her family opened their home to Koko, a foreign exchange student from Japan, through the Nebraska 4-H exchange program.
She was a farm wife who loved to cook, clean and do laundry, the family said. During harvest, she prepared meals for her family and hired men, then delivered meals to the field. Her kitchen was a haven for her family where she offered wise counsel, love and support, family members said.
Bacon, along with her cousin and friend Mary Anderson, owned and operated an interior decorating business for numerous years. Also, she was employed by Home Instead and Nebraska Aging providing compassionate help and care to the elderly. In the past several years, she sold her baked goods in Lyons at the Farmer’s Market during the summer, earning loyal patrons, according to family members.
She was attending church at the Light of the World Gospel Ministries in Walthill, and loved the Lord passionately, often sharing Christian books and CD’s with family and friends. While in the hospital, she encouraged others to pray for the sick, said family members. She put her faith to work when she traveled to Grand Forks, ND, as a volunteer to assist those in need following a devastating flood in 1997.
?Spring was a special time for her as she enjoyed planting and working with her flowers and yard, a wonderful time for prayer and reflection, according to family members. Her flowers were beautiful and a real reminder of God’s creations and perfect love.
Her grandchildren were special to her, and both she and her husband followed their school activities, attending sporting events, concerts and other activities, said family. And rarely did they miss a birthday party for their great-grandchildren.
Bacon was preceded in death by: her parents, Daniel and Pauline; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty (Alfred “Red”) Zerbest; a brother, Melvin Huffman.
Survivors include: her husband of 64 years, Harold of Lyons; her daughter, Laurie Ann (Ken) Moody of Gothenburg; sons—Michael Dale (Bonnie) Bacon of Dakota Dunes, SD, Jon Daniel (Shelly) Bacon of Lyons, and Kelly William (Kelly) Bacon of Waterloo; brothers—Doyle (Cheryl) Huffman of Lyons and Daniel (Jennifer) Huffman of Onawa, IA; sisters-in-law—Melva Huffman of Decatur, Betty Bacon and Mary Bacon, both of Lyons; special friend, Janny Huffman of Decatur; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.
Memorials are suggested to the family.