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Bonita "Bonnie" Esther Bohlke

February 21, 1930 — October 3, 2022

Bonita “Bonnie” Esther (Brown) Bohlke, 92, of Sioux City, passed away Monday October 3, 2022.

Funeral will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 8 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mater Dei Parish with Father Brad Pelzel officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 7 at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel with Rosary at 5:30 p.m. and a parish vigil at 6:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.christysmith.com

Bonita (Bonnie) was born February 21, 1930, to Raymond and Catherine Brown. She graduated from East High School and began working at Iowa Public Service Company. On September 22, 1953 she was united in marriage to Floyd (Bud) Bohlke at St. Joseph Church in Sioux City Iowa. In their early years of marriage, Thursday night was always “date night,” because that was the night the Shriners Oriental band practiced across the street. Bud & Bonnie would go on a “date” while the Shrine Band practiced.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Sioux City for over 70 years.

She was a loving mom and nana to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed painting, ceramics, knitting, and gardening. She returned to work when her children were older, working as a bookkeeper at Metz Baking, Johnson Hardware and Sears. After retiring she and Bud enjoyed traveling, taking bus tours throughout the US.

Survivors include a son Mike of Sioux City; daughters Linda (Dick) Stauble of Burnsville MN; and Susan (Doug) Wurster of Lincoln NE; grandchildren John (Jeanne) Stauble and their children Luke, Elanor, Joseph; Kathy (Michael) Janicki, Andrew (Stacey) Stauble and their children Isaiah, Elijah, Sophia Rose; Elizabeth (Justin) McGowan, Harrison (Rose) Wurster, Brian Wurster, Aaron (Hannah) Wurster, and numerous other relatives.

Preceded in death by her parents and brothers Arvid and infant Conrad Brown.

Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Church in Mater Dei Parish.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, October 7, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Rosary

Friday, October 7, 2022

Starts at 5:30 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Parish Vigil Service

Friday, October 7, 2022

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Funeral

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

1212 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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