BONNIE L. BROWN, 83 DEKALB - Bonnie L. Brown, 83, of DeKalb died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Kishwaukee Community Hospital. She was born Friday, Jan. 18, 1929, in Monroe, Wis., to Joseph W. and Lolah Arlene (Lowe) Keegan. She married Donald Brown Sr. on Feb. 14, 1975; he died Dec. 31, 1997. Bonnie worked in the automobile industry for many years in DeKalb. She attended St. Catherine of Genoa Church. Bonnie is survived by one son, Jeff (Cindy) Hoffman; grandchildren, Jeffrey Shane Hoffman, Kristen Hoffman and Jarod (Tristan) Hoffman; great-grandchildren, Dominick and Adeline Hoffman, Hailey and Trent Hoffman; sister, Lois (Owen) Ball; and brother, David (Barb) Keegan. Also predeceased by parents; brothers, Joseph, Eugene, Russell and William Keegan; and sister, Verlene Peters. Special thanks to Dr. R. Patel, Dr. Chang, the Kishwaukee Community Hospital nurses, Bethany Healthcare and the Heritage Woods staff. Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at St. Catherine of Genoa Church, 340 S. Stott St., with Father Timothy Seigel officiating. Burial in St. Catherine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Quiram-Sycamore Chapel. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from May 1 to May 2, 2012