Bonnie Longcor, 92, of Oakland,IA passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Oakland Manor. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Oakland Christian Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery.
Memorials are directed to the family.
Bonnie Alice Longcor, one of eleven children of Carrie Alice (Perkins) and Leon Burwell Putnam, was born on July 22, 1925 in Oakland, Iowa. She grew up in Oakland and attended Oakland country school. Bonnie worked for Oakland Acorn and Botna Valley Reporter newspapers.
Bonnie and Melvin Danzel Longcor were married on March 13, 1943 in Hancock, Iowa. They made their home in Oakland and their marriage was blessed with six children, Denny, Jolene, Gary, Joyce, Lonnie, and Ladonna.
Bonnie and Melvin were married 52 years when Melvin passed away on June 29, 1994. She lived in their home until April 2008, when Bonnie moved to the Oakland Manor.
Bonnie was a member of the Oakland Christian Church since 1936, the Columbia Community Club and the American Legion Post 556 Auxiliary of Carson. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo, dancing, working puzzles, playing cards and watching game shows on television. Her family was her pride and joy, whom she loved very much and she looked forward to family gatherings and holidays.
Bonnie passed away on September 7, 2017 at the Oakland Manor, at the age of 92 years, 1 month, and 15 days. In addition to her beloved husband Melvin, Bonnie was also preceded in death by her parents; son Denny Longcor; great granddaughter Skye McMillin; sisters, Phyllis Wilson, Jean Heiman, and Willadene Moore; and brothers, Dale Putnam, Darrell Putnam, and Duane "Pat" Putnam.
Bonnie is survived by her children, Jolene Stolte and husband Darrell of Colorado Springs, CO, Gary Longcor and wife Lisa of Emporia, KS, Joyce Longcor, Lonnie Longcor and wife Judy, all of Oakland, and Ladonna Boyle and Doug Steffen, of Griswold, IA; 22 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Karen Sorensen of Oklahoma, Linda King of Hancock, IA, and Judy Shanno of Omaha, NE; brother Don Putnam of Oakland; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
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Lonnie,Judy and family So sorry for your loss, Love you guys Bonnie
Thank you Grandma for letting me dig potatoes out of your garden when I was a young girl so that we could have them for supper. To this day I love to mash potatoes with my fork and add butter just like you taught me. And thanks for always wanting to play cards at the kitchen table at the old farm house. These are both memories I will always hold dear forever. Love and miss you??'?
Grandma was amazing. She always had love for all her grandkids. She was glue that held us all together. She was always excited go bingo and don't u dare sit in her spot loll. Last memory whisper in her ear that i love u and she said it back with big smile.
May the promise found at Isaiah 25:8 bring some comfort in the death of Bonnie Alice Longcor. "He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces." Just imagine no more pain and grief due to the death of a love one! By means of the Kingdom, God will remove sickness, old age and death from the human family.
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