Bonnie  O'Connor

Bonnie K. O'Connor, 73, of Lime Springs, Iowa, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lime Springs, with the Rev. Jeff Jacobs officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be at a later date.

Bonnie Kay Engelhart was born Sept. 6, 1946, daughter of Ferd and Violet (Sherriff) Engelhart, in Spring Grove. On Oct. 10, 1965, Bonnie married Patrick O'Connor; they later divorced. Bonnie was a feisty, sweet and social lady. In Bonnie's life, family came first. Her pride and joy was her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching them as they grew from children to adults, and hearing about what was happening in their lives. Her family and friends knew she was only a phone call away if they needed anything. She had a great memory for details. She was a good cook and made delicious potato salad. Bonnie liked word find puzzles, playing bingo, and just being around people. In her retirement, Bonnie attended many Amish sales and drove the Amish to different appointments.

Bonnie is survived by her children, Patricia (Mark) Maas of Brownsdale, Michael O'Connor of Elkton, Patrick (Lori) O'Connor of Farmington, Minn., Phillip (Diane) O'Connor of Dexter, and Jackie (Shane) O'Connor-Hendrix of Byron; son-in-law Nate Keim; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; her mother, Violet "Lollie" Fairbanks; brothers and sisters Gary Engelhart, Robert (Mary Lou) Engelhart, Fred (Diane) Engelhart, Sandra Munson, Dawn Fairbanks, Denise (Jay) Hanson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ferd; step-father Arthur Fairbanks; daughter Naomi "Sue" Keim; grandson Michael O'Connor-Hendrix; brothers Richard Engelhart and Steven Engelhart; and son-in-law Mike Danielson.

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