July 25, 1917 – December 25, 2012
Bonnie Lois Van Dyne, age 95, a long time resident of Seymour, Iowa and most recently a resident of Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Oskaloosa, Iowa died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital in Oskaloosa. Bonnie was born on July 25, 1917 in Powersville, Missouri to John S. Crawford and Fern (Kuntz) Crawford. She graduated from the Powersville High School in Powersville, Missouri.
On September 13, 1935, Bonnie was united in marriage to Asa “Bill” Van Dyne in Princeton, Missouri. Bonnie and Bill farmed in Missouri and Iowa for many years. Bonnie was employed many years by the Seymour Community Schools as a cook and later became the head cook. She was very proud of her employment and took great pride in her work. Upon the death of her husband in 1985, Bonnie moved to Seymour and continued to live there until September, 2010, when she moved to the Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Oskaloosa. Bonnie was a member of the Seymour Methodist Church.
Bonnie loved to garden, read, play cards, but her greatest love was her family. She always remembered the birthdays, graduations and anniversaries of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a role model for many. She loved to cook and bake, but seldom used a recipe. Failures were non-existent.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bill Van Dyne.
Bonnie is survived by: her daughters, Margaret Shankster and her husband Dennis of Oskaloosa Iowa, Elaine Wells and her husband Ray of Crowley, Texas; sons, Wayne Van Dyne and wife Pat of Cary, Illinois and Doyle Van Dyne and wife Linda of Buffalo, Minnesota; also seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; Also, three half sisters and three half brothers..
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa with her grandson-in-law Dr. David Everson officiating. Burial will follow in the Southlawn Cemetery in Seymour, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Seymour United Methodist Church in Seymour, Iowa and can be left or mailed to the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville, Iowa has been entrusted with the services for the Van Dyne family and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.comInformation provided by: Schmidt Family Funeral Home 501 North 18th Street Centerville, Iowa 52544 641.856.8661 www.schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com