Bonnie M. Holmes, of Mora, died on Friday, Aug. 15, at Eastwood Senior Living. She was 84 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at 11:00 am. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora. Rev. Douglas Larson will be officiating.
VISITATION will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 from 5-7 pm. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Chapel and one hr. prior to the service on Saturday at Church.
INTERMENT will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Brunswick.
Bonnie Holmes, age 84, of Mora, our REMARKABLE Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma, left her earthly home surrounded by much love on Friday, August 15, 2014 to attend a heavenly family reunion and is reunited with the love of her life.
Bonnie Mae Eaton was born March 14, 1930 to Lawrence & Minnie Eaton in Bemidji, MN. Her family lived in several places during her formative years (Minneapolis, Bloomington, Hopkins, Bass Lake, Sandstone & more) – all of which Bonnie had fond memories, growing up in a family of five girls!
In 1950, while working at the Mora Hospital, she met Howard Holmes, a local police officer. They married July 5, 1951 and together raised five children in the Coin/Brunswick communities. Bonnie was a hard-working, busy, loving stay-at-home Mom. In the early 1960’s she began working at the Braham Hospital. After that hospital closed, she went on to work at the Mora Hospital again, and later became a Home Health Aid with Kanabec County. After Howard’s retirement in 1976, together they became licensed foster parents and welcomed 2-year old LouAnn into their home for 3+ years and into their hearts forever. They also volunteered their time delivering meals.
Most of all, Bonnie took great pride in her family (deservedly so!) and enjoyed each and every minute spent with each and every one of them to the very end.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband of 61+ years, Howard (2013); by her son Clair (2007); and her four sisters: Florence Eaton, Eleanor Stollfus, Donna Whiteford and Carol Matthews-Murdock.
She is survived by and will truly be missed by her three sons: Harlan (Lucy) Holmes of Omaha, NE; Terry (Bonnie) Holmes of Mora; and Todd (Debi) Holmes of Mora: and by her daughter Heidi (Mark) McGregor of Rosemount, MN; her daughter-in-law Lori Holmes of Independence, MO; and 15 grandchildren: Ryan, Katie, Erick, Jocelyn, Jordan, Helen, Dustin, Melissa, Jake, Betsy, Ashley, Colin, Annie, Maureen & Hannah; and by 18 (soon-to-be 19!) great-grandchildren: Logan, Mia, Dylan, Haleigh, Eyan, Brayden, Arica, Sierra, Dalton, Riley, Emma, Kaiden, Dominic, Sophia, Julia, Lacey, Julian, Maddox and Baby V. She is also survived by and mourned by numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.