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July 4, 1935 – Friday, July 10, 2009

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly
Saturday, July 18, 2009

Visitation Information

Bonnie C. Young

July 4, 19 35 – July 2009

Bonnie C. Young died on July 10, 2009, surrounded by her family, after a 9 month courageous battle with lung cancer. Bonnie was born on July 4, 1935 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Cellia (Frush) and Richard Safely.

She attended Minneapolis community elementary and junior high schools, graduating from Washburn High School in 1953. After graduation, she worked as a clerical assistant, nurse assistant and purchasing agent in both business and education settings. Bonnie married Harvey D. Young Jr. on December 28, 1957 and began raising a family in the Twin Cities area. In 1966, she and Harvey purchased a farm near Waverly, Minnesota and began a life rich in faith, family and friends. She worked as the Waverly City Clerk from 1973-1997. Waverly grew and changed during her tenure-adding infrastructure, parks, and facilities. Bonnie gave countless hours to the many ministries at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, through her work with the women’s circle #3, Council of Catholic Women and Catholic education with parish youth. Bonnie enjoyed her many friends, her dogs, working out of doors, lively discussions regarding current events and the generous giving of her many gifts to family and friends. She championed for those who were hungry and homeless, unloved, disenfranchised and those, who like herself, were challenged by a visual impairment.

She devoted her life to her children and is survived by they and their spouses: Barbara (Jim) Eckberg, Sue (Bruce) Jagodzinski, Patty (George) Reinert, Mary (Randy) Judd, Ann (Dave) Mills, Mike (Ruth) Young, Kate (Dean) Fasching, Carol (Tom) Thurston. Bonnie adored her 25 grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Dan, Jon and Ben Eckberg; Jeff, Katie, Valerie and Jack Jagodzinski; Sara (Nate) & John Varner, Chris (Kate) Reinert, Jill, Liz and Abby Reinert; Mike (Jocelyn) & Vivian Lundeen, Brianna (Nick) Krebsbach; Sam, Joe & Jacob Mills; Tom, Christe and Jacob Young; Kirsten, Jen and Mitch Fasching; Tyler and Paige Thurston. She is also survived by a sister: Barbara King; in laws: Betty and Don Burns, Sara Sarid and Joanie Young; as well as many nieces, nephews and special family friend: Mario Vargas and his daughter: Marina.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband: Harvey, sisters: BetteLou Walton and Beverly Simpson.

Bonnie along with Harvey , enjoyed a special relationship with the St. Charles Amish Community.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Bonnie Young will be held on Saturday, July 18th at 10:00 A.M. at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Concelebrants will be Father Timothy Cloutier and Father Chaplain Terrence M. Hayes. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 17th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Further visitation will be held at the Church on Saturday morning, July 18th one hour prior to Mass.

Vocalist will be Tracy Durant and Brandon Aldrich. The organist will be Mae Wannarka. Instrumentalist will be Joy Kallenbach.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Jonathan Eckberg, Benjamin Eckberg, Jack Jagodzinski, Joe Mills, Jacob Mills, Jacob Young and Tyler Thurston.

Casket Bearers will be Daniel Eckberg, Jeffrey Jagodzinski, Christopher Reinert, Michael Lundeen, Sam Mills, Thomas Young and Mitchell Fasching.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. jane broghammer

    Sue& Bruce, We just returned from vacation and heard the news through Monique. Your family will have great memories of a loving Mom. I’ll call you soon. In sympathy, Jane Broghammer

  2. Julie Anne Young

    My deepest sympathy goes to all of Aunt Bonnie’s family and friends. Her words of comfort at my father’s passing are remembered fondly in my heart. I will miss her and Uncle Harvey.


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