Boneta “Bonnie” L. Schurer

Boneta “Bonnie” L. Schurer, age 87, of Wood River, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Wood River. The Reverend Trudy Hanke officiated. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery at Gibbon.

Memorials are suggested to American Legion Auxiliary, Wood River, NE.

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Boneta LaVon Schurer was born August 5, 1932, at Mullen, to Belva and Ila Marie (Maurer) Thomas. She grew up on a farm near Gibbon and received her education in the Gibbon Public Schools. She graduated from Gibbon High School in 1950.

Bonnie lived in Wood River where she worked as a waitress at Dorothy’s Café, she worked as a cook at the elementary school hot lunch program in Wood River, she later worked at the Snack Shack.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Wood River and member of the Rachel Circle. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Bonnie kept very active with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts while raising her family. Later she kept busy helping with the bloodmobile, handing out Poppy’s and she also called Bingo at Good Samaritan in Wood River.

Bonnie loved to cook, she loved to make pies for everyone and she really enjoyed collecting cookbooks over the years.

Survivors include children, Randy and Joyce Schurer, of Palmer, Greg A. (Wino) Schurer of Alda, and Sandra (Sandy) and Lyn Hansen, of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Bronston Hansen, Crystal (Hansen) Jason Wheeler, Jacob and Hannah Hansen, and Rebekah (Hansen) Clay Anderson; three step-grandchildren, Tim McKoski and Shannon (Mckoski) Mike Taylor; eight great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Larry Neal, of North Platte, and Cheryl and Terry Wortman, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; three sisters-in-law, Beverly (Bev) Thomas, of Shelton, Donna Schomburg, of Shelton, and Diana Thomas, of Kearney; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Jack, Maynard, Garry, and Marland Thomas.

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