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BILLINGS, Bonnie Jean (Witt) 1931-2014

BILLINGS, WITT, PRIBBENOW

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 6/2/2014 at 14:28:24

Bonnie J. Billings

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NORA SPRINGS, IOWA - Bonnie J. Billings, 83, of Nora Springs died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye Ave., Nora Springs, 641-749-2210, ColonialChapels.com.

Source: Mason City Globe Gazette, 2 JUN 2014
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Bonnie J Billings

April 10, 1931 - June 1, 2014

Obituary for Bonnie J Billings

Bonnie J. Billings, 83, of Nora Springs, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Christian Church, 102 N. Hawkeye Ave., Nora Springs, with Pastor Glen Bandel and Pastor Paul Boostrom officiating. Burial will follow in the Park Cemetery, Nora Springs. A Visitation will be held Tuesday evening (June 3, 2014) at Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 N. Hawkeye Ave., Nora Springs, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Should friends desire, memorials may be left in Bonnie's name in care of her family or to the Christian Church, Nora Springs.

Bonnie Jean Witt was born on April 10, 1931 at the Mercy Hospital in Mason City. She was the daughter of William and Myrtie (Pribbenow) Witt. Bonnie attended Rockford #4 Country School through the 8th grade. She graduated from Nora Springs High School in 1949 before attending Hamilton Business College. She was employed by Standard Oil Company in Mason City.

Bonnie married her high school sweetheart, Jim Billings, on May 23, 1951 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was serving in the Air Force. While Jim was serving in Korea from January 1952 to January 1953, Bonnie was employed by Carroll Sales Company, Mason City. Upon Jim's arrival back to the United States they moved to Big Spring, Texas where Jim was stationed at Webb Air Force Base. Bonnie was employed by Civil Service, Webb Air Force Base until their daughter, Cynthia Sue, was born on June 14, 1954.

Upon discharge from the Air Force in January of 1955, the family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and Bonnie worked for McLean Trucking Company. They lived in North Carolina until moving back to Nora Springs in 1957.

As a secretary, Bonnie was employed by State Brand Creameries until their son, Bruce Daudell Billings was born on March 27, 1962. After several years at home Bonnie was again employed by First State Bank in Nora Springs where she worked for 28 years until her retirement in April of 1993.

Bonnie enjoyed painting ceramics, camping and fishing trips with her family, taking family photos, reading, working crossword puzzles, general cooking, and collecting Hummel figurines. She and her husband enjoyed horses and they raised several colts. Her special vacations included flying to Germany and visiting her father's home in Tonning and spending time with her cousins there.

All in all Bonnie made four trips to Europe. In retirement years Jim and Bonnie spent their winters at an RV Resort in Alamo, Texas.

Bonnie was a faithful member of the Christian Church in Nora Springs where she served as Deaconess, Elder, Church Treasurer and Secretary of the Church Board. She served on Inter Faith Council, Worship and Fellowship Committees. She was a member of the Nora Springs Historical Society, American Legion Auxiliary, the DAV Auxiliary, M.I. Hummel Collectors Club, past member of the NS-RF Booster Club, NIVA Auto Club, and the Riverside Riders Saddle Club.

Bonnie is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jim Billings; one daughter, Cindy Fink and her husband Chuck; two grandsons, Justin (Laura) Fink and Nathan (Amanda)Fink; two great grandchildren, Autumn Nicole Fink and Easton Charles Fink; her brother, Dale Witt; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her parents; her sister, Edna Hallabrin in 1999; brother, Harold Witt in 2000; and her son, Bruce in 1975.

Source: Colonial Chapels website, 2 JUN 2014
See also, Mason City Globe Gazette, 4 JUN 2014.


 

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