Bonnette Doris Thompson, age 99, of Staples, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Elim Health Care Center in Milaca. Bonnie was born on January 29, 1920, north of Verndale to Jesse and Nettie (Ruch) Coleman. Her early years were spent between Iowa and Minnesota, returning to Staples where she started kindergarten in the Lincoln School. Bonnie graduated from Staples High School in 1938, as a member of the National Honor Society. In 1939 she married Lloyd Heaver and they had two daughters, Maureen (Allen) Gould and Becky (Roger) Kurth.
Bonnie was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, in early years serving as Church Clerk, teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Youth Leader, and the offices of the Ladies Group. She was active in the PTA, a Bluebird Leader, the church quilters and member of the Senior Citizens. Bonnie enjoyed crocheting, gardening, crafts, making quilts for the missionaries. She especially enjoyed baking cookies for her family. She also loved to travel, visiting all 48 contiguous states, Nova Scotia, Canada and Mexico. In 1961, she married James J. Thompson. Together they owned and operated the Re-Sale Store in Staples.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters; grandchildren: Scott (Dar) Gould, Kerry (Jim) Fridstrom; great grandchildren: Jesse (Amanda) Stenberg, Jake (Amber) Stenberg, Grant Gould, Molly Fridstrom, Jared Gould and Megan Gould; great-great grandchildren: Breaunna, Madisyn and Gavin Stenberg, Gage and Haley Ray Stenberg, Rynn Gould; nieces: Juanita (Derald) Miller and Donna Denny.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Lloyd and James; siblings: Bernice (Ray) Bryce, Valda (Dale) VanWey, Ruby (Ross) Dickey, Wilma (David) Bergquist, Marian (Dorothy) Coleman, John Coleman, and an infant sister; granddaughter, Kim (Kurth) Stenberg.
A memorial service celebrating Bonnie’s life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11AM at Staples Church of Christ. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Taylor Funeral Home of Staples