MemorialservicesforBonnie Sanderson, 85, of Claremont were held on Saturday, May 18, at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton. Pastor Rodney Ulmer officiated. Inurnment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen.
Bonnie passed away on May 14, 2019, at Prairie Heights Healthcare in Aberdeen.
Bonnie Mae was born on May 23, 1933, in Kidder, SD, to Irvin and Marjorie (Denson) Bredberg. She attended country school and later Claremont High School, where she met Harold “Red” Sanderson.
The couple married on August 7, 1950 in Claremont. Together they farmed for several years before purchasing grocery stores. They operated stores in Frederick and Claremont. During this time, Harold and Bonnie also trained and raced thoroughbred horses in Nebraska, Canada, and South Dakota.
Bonnie was viewed to everyone that met her as the sweetest and kindest person. She always had a positive outlook on any situation and would remind her family to be thankful for everything. She and Harold shared a love for animals and over the years they always had a pet or several! If you stopped by the store or house, you never left without a cup of coffee or something to eat.
Celebrating her life are her children, Bruce (Carolyn) Sanderson of Claremont and Jeanne (William) Reints of Langford; seven grandchildren, Justine, Samuel and Elizabeth Sanderson, Taylor Reints (Crystal Strom), Vaughn (Melinda) Reints, Carter Reints, and Mollie (Brent) Greenway; seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Carol Miles of Gettysburg.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband in 2009.