Bonnie L. (Barnes) Coller (1927 - 2014)

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JESUP – Bonnie L. Coller, age 86, of rural Jesup, died Monday, Jan. 27 at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.
She was born March 27, 1927 in Oelwein, the daughter of Franklin and Violet (Braun) Barnes. Bonnie was a graduate of Waterloo East High School. She was united in marriage with Joe W. Coller on Dec. 30, 1945 in Waterloo.
Bonnie worked for a short time at Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo. She and Joe farmed together for many years in rural Jesup. Bonnie enjoyed visiting with family and friends, working crossword puzzles, reading and embroidery. She also cared for a large garden at her home for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Joe of rural Jesup; 2 sons, Jim (Sharon) Coller of Center Point and Frank (Jeanine) Coller of Bettendorf; Five grandchildren, Brian (Penny) Coller of Center Point, Teresa (Aaron) Cretin of Atkins, Jeff (Laura) Coller of Ankeny, Rachel (Jeff) McClain of Chillicothe, Ill. and Dustin Morris; 17 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Pat Barnes of Kansas City, Mo.; Six brothers, Ted (Crystal) Morris of Plymouth, Minn., Jim (Janet) Morris of New Prague, Minn., Chuck (Elaine) Morris of Osseo, Minn., Mike Morris of Harris, Minn., Tom (Kathy) Morris of Roseville, Minn. and Ron (Cheri) Morris of Wayzata, Minn.; Three sisters, Jean Koski (Don Chilstrom) of Green Valley, Ariz., Barbara (Bob) Crozier of Plymouth, Minn. and Deb Morris of Minneapolis, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Joan Morris; a granddaughter Melissa Wither and a brother, James Barnes.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at La Porte City Funeral Home with burial in West View Cemetery. Public visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to the services Friday at the Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to the Buchanan County Health Center Long Term Care Unit in Independence or the .
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 29 to Feb. 15, 2014
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