Bonnie Rose Nielsen
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Bonnie Rose Nielsen, , age 88 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hartington at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Kimm officiating. Burial will be at the Obert cemetery in Obert, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue at church on Saturday one hour prior to services. Pallbearers will be Bonnie's grandchildren, Kelly Nielsen, Tara Wagner, Christie Kimmel, Pamela Nielsen, Angela Hoskinson, Nicole Kathol, Amber Lantz, Tiffany Kathol, Sean Nielsen, and Chelsea Hong.

Bonnie Rose was born on October 2, 1925 in Ponca, Nebraska to William "Earl" and Susan (Kelly) Turner. She graduated from Ponca High School on May 23, 1943. After graduating she moved to Sioux City, Iowa where she worked at Palmer Candy Company making Bing Candy Bars. Then she worked at Swift Packing Company as a switchboard operator. Bonnie married Matthew Olsen Nielsen on August 21, 1946 in Ponca, NE at the Methodist Church. She and Matthew bought a farm west of Obert and lived there until 1952. They sold the farm and moved to Denver where they owned and operated a motel. They moved back to Obert and had a farm Southwest of Obert until 1959 when they moved to a farm nine miles east of Hartington. Bonnie and Matthew moved into Hartington in the spring of 2001. Matthew died on May 6, 2009 at the age of 86 years. Bonnie moved into the Golden Living Assisted Living on September 30, 2012. She then moved to the nursing home in June of 2013.

Bonnie was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

She is survived by three children and spouses, Keith and Lindi Nielsen of South Sioux City, NE, Kent Nielsen of Wichita, KS, Connie and Duane Kathol of Hartington, NE; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Berniece Turner of California; sister-in-law and spouse Nelletta and Ralph Norris of Lakewood, CO.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Matthew in 2009; brother Leonard Turner; two sisters Violet Anderson and Helen Wilson; and a great grandson Isaac Hoskinson.




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My deepest sympathy to Bonnie's family,

Vivian Papenhausen


Our thoughts & sympathy are with all of you. Matthew & Dad are giving Bonnie a tour of the heavens right now.

Connie Sponder & Family


Our deepest sympathy to the family. We will love forever our menories of Aunt Bonnie. We were thankful we got to visit with her last Friday. Thankful that she is free of pain and now is in Heaven for eternal life. We will miss her.

Claire & John Leger


Our deepest sympathy to her family. Matthew and Bonnie used to visit Dad and Mom ( Verlin and Mildred Jensen ). In Laurel to play cards or just visit. I also remember their children when they were young. I believe Mom and Dad are up in Heaven waiting for them to have a cup of coffee.

Betty (Jensen) Finley


I know Matthew is dancing in heaven and so happy his beloved Bonnie is with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time of sorrow.

God Bless and keep you.

Sis and Ralph


My thoughts and prayers are with family. I have very fond memories of the Nielsens as neighbors and school friends. Bonnie was the nicest woman. She is at peace and may Keith, Kent, and Connie be also.

Darla Dreesen


I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine your pain. You can be sure God feels your pain. Isaiah 25:8 tells us: "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." Jesus' promise of the resurrection is comforting as well (John 5:28,29). I hope these verses bring you some comfort as you endure.

Scott Smith


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