Bonnie Lee Grundmeier, 75

Published 10:56 am Monday, December 9, 2013

A service to honor the life of Bonnie Grundmeier will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Elkton at 11 a.m. Dec. 11, 2013, with the Rev Liz Erickson officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. John’s Cemetery.



Visitation will be held at Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Bonnie Lee Grundmeier, 75, went home to be with our Lord on Dec. 7, 2013, at Our House Memory Care in Austin, Minn. She will be spending Christmas in Heaven this year, an honor to have her as our angel as well as knowing she went home this time of year as Jesus Christ’s birth was her favorite piece of history to celebrate.

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Bonnie always listened to people, never left anyone out and had a real passion for serving God. She was well known and respected in the local community. She was a very caring and compassionate person, and always put the needs of others before her own. Her devotion to God was never hidden and anyone that met Bonnie knew the love she had for the Lord. She could often be seen in the church pews writing notes on the side of her bulletin for those things she wanted to remind herself and others about.

It was the simple things around her in life that she never took for granted, commenting daily how fortunate and thankful she was. Above all, Bonnie was absolutely devoted to her family, her friends and God. She was a mother who always involved herself in every detail of her son and daughter-in-laws life and could often be heard bragging about all of her grandchildren. She was a woman of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await her after her passing.

She was born on Oct. 1, 1938, in Cylinder, Iowa, to Emmet and Mildred (Thompson) Twait. Bonnie graduated in 1956 from Elkton High School. After her graduation, she went with her friend Peggy to Ohio and worked at an Air Force base for about one year.

Bonnie married Larry Grundmeier in 1960 in Sargeant, Minn. They were later divorced. Bonnie was a member of St. John’s Church of Elkton, Minn. She wore many hats throughout her years of membership of St. John’s, from Council member to WELCA group, from her beloved Circle to being in the choir. She was also a member of the Adams-Dexter Red Hat group.

Bonnie worked at Northwestern Bank (now Wells Fargo) in Austin prior to going to work at Farmers State Bank of Elkton, where she was until she retired in 2001 after 42 years of dedication to her job. After her retirement, she then proceeded to pursue her next biggest passion as a representative for Primerica Financial Services. She was with Primerica until 2009 when her health would no longer allow her to work.

Bonnie was preceded in death by parents.

Bonnie is survived by her son, Todd (Gina) Grundmeier and her beloved grandchildren Wyatt, Raeann, Emma & Madison of Dexter, Minn.; her siblings Denny (Pat) Twait of Kasilof, Alaska; Roger (Jeannie) Twait of Kasilof, Alaska; Barbara (Rich) Hemingway of Tonasket, Wash.; Lin (Ray) Abriola of Winchester, Va.; and Steve Twait of Scotia, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be preferred. Anyone who knew Bonnie, knew she was very conscientious about money and the family will be donating to some organizations as Bonnie would have loved, in her honor such as Alzheimer’s Association and St. John’s Church.