LaVern T. Bonnett
LaVern T. Bonnett, age 94, of Plymouth, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Arbor View Assisted Living in Plymouth, where she had been a resident for the past 8 months.
She was born in the Town of Mitchell on June 13, 1919 daughter of the late George F. and Cecelia (Bartelt) Triphan.
She attended Ideal Grade School in the Town of Lyndon.
On March 18, 1939 she married Jack Bonnett at United Methodist Church in Cascade. The couple made their home in Greenbush most of their married life. Jack preceded her in death on August 28, 1984.
LaVern was an active member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Greenbush, where she belonged to the United Methodist Women Society, a member and Past President (1968-1972) and treasurer of the Auxiliary of the Haslee, Doebert, Schmidt American Legion Post #261 of Greenbush, where she was honored in 2009 for being a 52 year member, but currently was a 57 year member, she also served on the Greenbush Cemetery Board of Trustees. LaVern was active in raising funds to build the first Legion Hall in Greenbush and enjoyed putting family Cadillac's in the area parades for the Legion. In her free time she also enjoyed reading, baking, and visiting casinos, along with traveling and visiting Europe in the mid 80's.
She worked briefly for Norge Village Cleaning in Plymouth.
She is survived by her two daughters Carolyn (Schiefelbein) Leynse of Plymouth, Lesa (James) Nelson of Plymouth, six grandchildren Jeff Bonnett of Hartford, Julie Matasek of North Port, FL, John (Sharon) Bonnett of Sparks, NV, James (Holly) Bonnett of Sheboygan Falls, Melissa (Kenneth) Lefeber of St. Cloud, Christopher (Michelle) Nelson of Scandinavia, ten great grandchildren Jamie (Matt) Jenkins, Katie Galbari, Jennifer (Richard) Allen, Jack and Nichole Bonnett, Jessica and Peter Waldsdorf, Madelyn and Hayden Nelson and Brandon Bonnett, great great grandchildren Kiera, Grayson, Taylor, Hunter, and Benjamin, a sister Olive Ardell, and sisters-in-law Audrey Simonsmier, Virginia Marten, and Carleen Thiel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack, a son Gene, a grandsons Jay Bonnett and R. Scott Schielfelbein, son-in-law William Leynse, special friend Marlin Doebert, brother and sister-in-law Earl W. (Evelyn) Triphan and sister and brothers-in-law Dorothy (Edwin) Mohnsam, Margery (Wesley) Struebing, Lorraine (Ed) Green Sr. Gloria Kleinhans, Ed Ardell, and Jerome Steinke and brothers-in-law Francis, Jim Kenneth and Glen Bonnett, and sisters-in-law Delores Polcen and June Schmitt.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Friday, May 30 2014, at New Hope United Methodist Church in Greenbush with the Rev. Henry Verfuerth officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenbush Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday at the church from 11 AM until the time of service.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kumar, Dr. Smith, Kim of Embrace Care, the staff of Arbor View Assisted Living and Hospice Advantage, and Pastor Verfuerth for the wonderful care and concern to LaVern and her family these past months.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of LaVern T. Bonnett.