Bonita Lokre

Obituary of Bonita Carol Lokre

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Bonita Carol “Bonnie” Lokre was born on September 16th, 1931, on the family farm in rural Hanska, Minnesota to Clifford and Beatrice (Anderson) Oren. She attended Hanska Public School and graduated in 1949 as class president and Valedictorian. In November 1949 Bonnie was united in marriage to Palmer Lokre at Linden Lutheran Church in rural Hanska. They farmed in rural St. James until retirement. Bonnie also held positions at Tony Downs, 3M and spent many years as a home health aide. Over the years Bonita established and nurtured her faith and was a devoted servant to her Savior. She was a member of the Ladies group at LaSalle Lutheran church and was always available to help serve when needed. Her pride in her Norwegian heritage was such an important part of her life and legacy. She would prepare traditional dishes for her family such as lefse, lutefisk, and scrolls for holiday meals and her children recall these memories with joy and love. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. She had many beautiful gardens that she cared for meticulously. Bonnie’s favorite past time, however, was spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren, she loved fishing, playing games, picnics in the park and hosting special holiday parties. She will be remembered for her kind heart and loving nature. Bonnie was a woman of many talents but something she was exceptionally gifted with, was the ability to write beautiful poems with deep sentiment for family occasions, such as weddings. She truly loved her many special friends and the staff at Amberfield where she resided. She was thankful for the love, compassion and genuine care she received at Madelia Health both the clinic and hospital. Blessed be her memory. Bonita Carol "Bonnie" Lokre age 90, of Madelia, Minnesota died on August 30, 2022, at Madelia Health - Hospital in Madelia. Bonita is survived by her loving children, daughter Sheryl (Larry) Trullinger of Madelia, MN; sons, Randy (Jan) Lokre and David (Deb) Lokre of St. James, MN; grandchildren, Amy (Bruce) Osborne, Jason (Sherry) Trullinger, Matt (Ashley) Trullinger, Sarah (TC) Chantler, Brandon (Jesse) Lokre, Jaren Lokre-Brook, Amber (Robert) Reagles, Tom Holman and Jayme (Pierson) Fox, and 20 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Beatrice Oren; her loving husband Palmer; brother, Elred Oren; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia (Robert) Pierson; grandson, Daniel Trullinger and nephew, Radford Pierson.
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Wednesday
7
September

Visitation 1

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Trinity Lutheran Church-Madelia
406 W. Main St.
Madelia, Minnesota, United States
Wednesday
7
September

Service Information

11:00 am
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Trinity Lutheran Church-Madelia
406 W. Main St.
Madelia, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Butternut Valley Cemetery-Butternut
Junction of County Rd 22 & Cty Rd 30, aka 484th Ave
Butternut, Minnesota, United States

Luncheon

The family of Bonnie would like to invite you to a luncheon at Trinity Lutheran Church immediately following the funeral service for a time of fellowship and memory sharing.