Bonnie L. Herbener
July 6, 1942 – July 28, 2020
Bonnie Loraine Brown Herbener, age 78 passed away peacefully on July 28, 2020 due to neuroendocrine carcinoma and renal failure. She was born July 6, 1942 in Hartford, SD to Roy and Velma Brown. She was married to Lloyd Herbener who preceded her in death in 2011.
Bonnie was placed on this earth by God to be a servant of love and peace. Bonnie loved to love on people. She was always caring for others. Her hands were busy making quilts, baking bread, gardening, rubbing backs or feet and holding your hand when you were in need. Her love was poured out through those acts of kindness.
Bonnie was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her two daughters and embraced every moment with them and was their number one cheerleader. She especially loved her role as a grandmother and great-grandmother to her Raeya sunshine.
For many years Bonnie worked as a nurse caring for many. She was passionate about the health and well being of all. Her life was a living example from the Bible verse Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
Bonnie is survived by her daughters, Corinne Mittag and Sara Deitering (Keith), grandchildren: Erik Mittag, Kayla Deitering, Zachary Deitering, and Andrew Deitering; future grand son-in-law, Alex Richard; and great-granddaughter, Reaya Richard, stepchildren: David Herbener (Ann), Kathrine Herbener and Bill McMullen, Steven Herbener, Wendy Herbener Mehne, and Jeffrey Herbener (Debbie); sister, Arlayne Ruhaak; brother, David Brown; sister-in-law, Bonnie Brown; along with many nieces and nephews. All of these people, she loved, cherished, and touched deeply.
Please join us in celebrating her life Saturday, August 1st, 10am, at the West Center Chapel.