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Bonnie June Bauman, 82 - April 25, 2012


Bonnie June Bauman, 82, of Gothenburg died April 25, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, with the family present from 5-7 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the American Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matthew Groenke officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Bonnie was born June 4, 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 Aug. 1, 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, family members said. 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 Estates. 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, the family said.
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, MO, 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, Brooklyn; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given to: 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.

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