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Bonnie Beth Hammer

Posted September 27, 2012 in Obituaries, Urbandale

July 5, 1948 – September 26, 2012

Bonnie Hammer

Bonnie Hammer, 64, died on September 26, 2012, at Mercy Johnston Hospice. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel.

Bonnie was born on July 5, 1948 in Orange City, Iowa to Bernard and Elizabeth Doppenberg. She worked for over 30 years at Iowa Workforce Development as a field auditor and management analyst.

Bonnie will be missed by her daughter, Allison Hammer of Urbandale; mother, Liz Doppenberg of Sioux Center; brothers, Loren (Jean) of Santa Rosa, CA and Ron (Sue) Doppenberg of Sioux Center; two nieces, Dana (Matt) Kauffman and Diane Doppenberg; sister-in-law, Brenda and nephews, Erik and Daniel Doppenberg of Rock Valley; and dear friends, Mike Sharp, Patti Becker and the gang at Happy Hour. She is preceded in death by her father, Bernard Doppenberg; brother, Rick Doppenberg; fiancé, Ron Jellum; and her cockapoo, Tammy.

Bonnie was an extraordinarily gracious and caring person. She didn’t hesitate to help others in need. When living in Mason City with her daughter, she volunteered for a center that cared for abused women.

A loving tribute from Allison “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”

Special thanks to Dr. Brown for his kindness and care. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Johnston Hospice, American Cancer Society, or the Animal Rescue League. Online condolences may be sent to

Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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