Beverly J. Bonneur

Beverly J. Bonneur
Beverly J. Bonneur

FULTON – Beverly J. Bonneur, 88, of Fulton, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton, Iowa, with family by her side.

Beverly was born July 21, 1929, in Fulton, to John and Dena (Sikkema) DeWeerdt. She was educated at Fulton Grade School, and was a graduate of Fulton High School. Beverly married Harold L. Bonneur on Sept. 26, 1947. They celebrated 70 years together. Beverly was dedicated to being a loving mother, a hardworking farm wife, and faithful church member. She enjoyed caring for her family by taking care of her ‘aunts,’ her own mothers, and her children. Farming was a family business, where she worked right along with her husband and her family. Being a Sunday school teacher, member of Hannah Mission, choir member, member of Gideon’s Auxiliary, and part of the Evangelism team were a few ways she showed her love for her Lord. She also organized the meals for many funerals over the years. Working alongside the people of Trinity Reformed Church brought her much love and joy.  

Survivors include her husband, Harold of Fulton; her children, Jacquelyn Kramer of Bettendorf, Iowa, Susan (Warren) Amman and Barbara (Gary) Siefken, both of Fulton, Arlyn (Sheri) Bonneur of Morrison, Daniel (Tammi) Bonneur of Waseca, Minnesota, and Lisa (Dean) Kuper of Shannon; 14 grandchildren include Jason (Cara) Kramer, Benjamin (Lindsay) Kramer, Jill (Matt) Dobbe, John (Leslie) Amman, Jeffrey (Kelsey) Amman, William (Nikki) Siefken, Jenna (Ralph) Copeland, LeAnn (Adam) Schaefer, Adam (Kayleigh) Bonneur, Theron (Paulette) Bonneur, Drew Bonneur, Jordan (Stephanie) Bonneur, and Anna and Leah Kuper. There are 19 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by three sisters, Arlene Dykema and Irma Swanson, both of Fulton, and Judy Dykstra of Waupun, Wisconsin; four brothers, Robert (Carol) DeWeerdt of Georgetown, Texas, Leon (Elsie) DeWeerdt, Larry DeWeerdt, and Gene (Diane) DeWeerdt, all of Mesa, Arizona; a brother-in-law, Eugene Bonneur of Morrison; and a sister-in-law, Kay Bonneur of Morris. There are many loving nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; her parents; three sisters, Betty Merema, Eunice Norman, and Lois DeWeerdt; and six brothers, Arthur, Vernon, Marvin, Arnold, Jim, and Russell DeWeerdt.

The funeral was Monday at Fulton Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton handled arrangements.  

Memorials have been established to Fulton Presbyterian Church and The Gideons.

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