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Bonnie L. Stottlemyer, 75

Mar 11, 2012

Bonnie L. Stottlemyer, 75

Des Moines, Iowa Bonnie Lee (Ahrens) Stottlemyer, age 75, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

Services were held at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa on March 10, 2012, at 11 a.m.

Bonnie was born on July 13, 1936, to Christopher and Elizabeth Ahrens at home in rural Huntley. She graduated from Blue Earth High School and then moved to Des Moines where she attended AIB for a secretarial program, graduating in 1956. Bonnie then went to work at Veteran’s Hospital and stayed for 30 years before retiring. On April 13, 1958, she married James Stottlemyer in Blue Earth. They had nearly 54 happy years together. Bonnie’s delight was taking care of family and friends. She loved entertaining, shopping, camping, traveling and participating in dog shows. When it came time for the holiday’s any holiday Bonnie loved to decorate. She was also an avid and lifelong Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jim; children,?Robyn (John Swyers) Stottlemyer, of West Des Moines, and J.P. Stottlemyer, of Osceola, Iowa; granddaughter, Shelby Heath, of Waukee, Iowa; siblings, Michael (Edie) Joel, Wayne “Toby” (Faye) Joel, all of Everett, Wash., and Gloria Best, of Cohassett; and sister-in-law, Celeste Joel, of Coon Rapids.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Wayne Joel; siblings, Donnis Ahrens and Robert Joel; and special family members, Walt, Rose, Arthur and Clarence King.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a donation to Mosaic of Osceola.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com