Bonnie Bradley- McDermott, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. She was 80 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Quamba Baptist Church with Rev. Ivan Fiske officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, July 30th and one hour prior to the service ALL at the Quamba Baptist Church.
INTERMENT will be in the Sunset Cemetery in Isle.
Bonnie Bradley-McDermott died peacefully on Sat., July 26, 2014 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. She was 80 years old.
Bonnie was born on June 7, 1934, at home in Seavey Township, Aitkin County, MN. Having graduated from McGrath School in 1952, she moved to Mpls. and worked in an office at Honeywell. June 26, 1954, she was united in marriage to Merlyn G. “Brad” Bradley, at Opstead Baptist Church, NE of Isle. They raised their three daughters in Crystal. She enjoyed being involved in the girls’ activities as well as sewing, knitting, pets, gardening and special projects. As a family, they enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and time with the extended family and friends. As the girls got older she began to work part-time with families whose children had special needs and drove a van to transport them. Later, she was employed as a Special Education Para within the Robbinsdale School District. When Brad became ill, his brother Byron had read the Bible to him, prayed and shared the gospel truth. Prior to his death, Brad came to know the Lord Jesus as his Savior. He died November 9, 1984, having suffered from scleroderma.
Later, Bonnie met William “Bill” McDermott and they were married August 9, 1986, at Brunswick Methodist Church in Crystal. Together they enjoyed gardening and traveling. Bonnie was known for her unconditional love, compassion, her smile and encouragement. She worked hard and was willing to serve whenever possible. She loved church, to laugh, dance, and spend time with family and friends. She was baptized at North Central Baptist Church. While her dementia progressed, she enjoyed singing and humming. At church she remembered the words of many of the old hymns and gospel music.
She is preceded in death, by her first husband, Merlyn Bradley; her parents, Axel and Anna Simonson; brothers, Allan (Elaine) Simonson, Lloyd Simonson, David (Lydia) Simonson, Alvin Simonson; sister, Lydia (Richard) Norberg; brothers-in-law, Richard Zortman and Beryl Simonson.
She is survived by her second husband, Bill McDermott of Mpls.; her children, Dawn (Steve) Buck of Isle, Vicki (Don) Lindquist of Mora, and Carrie (Keith) Johnson of Nowthen; grandchildren, Kristy Lee (Aaron) Norman of Rochester (children, Isaac & Hadassah“Haddie”); Joseph “Joe” Buck of Seattle, WA.; Jason (Anna) Lindquist of Mpls. (children, Ian & Devin); Melissa “Missy” (Raul) Laparra of Watertown (child, Sebastian); Kyle (Emily) Johnson of Nowthen; Clayton (Amy) Johnson of Fort Collins, CO; Lucas Johnson of Sacramento, CA; Jared Johnson of Nowthen; Shania Holland of Nowthen; brothers, Lee Simonson, Theodore “Ted” (Bunny) Simonson, Harlan (Harriet) Simonson, Paul (Karen) Simonson; sisters Helen Kehn, Mary Ann Zortman; Sister-in-law, Carol Simonson. Bill’s children, Ross (Debbie) McDermott (child, Kayla); Cindy Sudel (children, Nicole & Dustin); Michelle Wagner (child, Shanelle) and their families. Merlyn Bradley’s family members; their nieces, nephews and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Quamba Baptist Church with Rev. Ivan Fiske officiating. Music will be provided by Bonnie’s family and Mary Campbell. Casket Bears are Bonnie’s grandchildren. Honorary Casket Bearers are the spouse of Bonnie’s grandchildren. Interment will be in the Sunset Park Cemetery in Isle, MN. Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.