Bonnie Kay Berka
May 23, 1945 - April 4, 2014
On April 4th, 2014 our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Bonnie K. Berka passed away peacefully in her home, after battling cancer for the last 15 months.
Bonnie was born on May 23rd, 1945 in Avon, SD to Clarence and Wilma Koehn. She graduated from Wagner HS in 1963. On October 1st, 1979 she married James Berka. They lived in the Tyndall, SD area where they farmed and raised their only daughter Jodi, until moving to Aumsville, OR in 1988.
Bonnie's strong passion to care for others led her to becoming a foster parent of 3, a daycare provider to many and a caregiver in assisted living facilities. She officially retired though when her first grandchild was born to become a "full-time grandma". Bonnie enjoyed traveling, camping, her dogs, but her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence Koehn and Wilma Sadler. She is survived by her husband Jim Berka of Salem; her daughter Jodi (Gary) Eich of Silverton; her grandchildren Colton Eich and Clara Eich; her two brothers Dennis Koehn of Washington and James Koehn of North Dakota; three brother in laws; an aunt; cousins; nieces & nephews.
At her request, no services are being held, a private family interment will be held at Willamette National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held on a date to be determined. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.