Lavonne "Bonnie" Elizabeth Schilling, 87, of Burlington, died at 6:46 PM Tuesday, September 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving husband and six children.
Born September 22, 1931, she was the daughter of Leo and Margaret Driscoll Beck. On September 10, 1955, she married Lester Schilling in Dubuque, IA.
She was a 1950 graduate of St. Joseph's Academy and went on to graduate from Xavier Hospital as an X-Ray Technician. Upon starting her family she became a dedicated mother and homemaker.
Bonnie gave her time to many organizations and was the consummate volunteer. She volunteered with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, PTO, Birthright, BMC Hospital, Hetta Gilbert, TTT, and PEO. She always had a strong faith and was an active member of Divine Mercy Parish and the Legion of Mary. Bonnie was a real people person, she adored her family and friends, enjoyed playing bridge and socializing. The most important thing to Bonnie was her husband and family.
Survivors include her husband, Lester of Burlington; her children: Steve (Mary) Schilling of Wake Forest, NC, Mike (Cathy) Schilling of Ocean City, NJ, Mary (Gary) Imming of Overland Park, KS, Joe (Sue) Schilling of Burlington, Paul (Colleen) Schilling of Coralville, IA, and Betsy (Ken) McCleary of Ankeny, IA; 18 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and two on the way.
She was preceded in death by her siblings; Leota Hetzler, Joseph Beck, Milton Beck and Monica Christ.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Great River Medical Center for their compassion, care, and kindness.
There will be a 3:30 PM Rosary Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.
The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Bonnie will be 11:00 AM, Monday, September 9, 2019 at Divine Mercy Parish- St. John's Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Father Marty Goetz as Celebrant. Music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held at The Drake Restaurant following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Birthright, Divine Mercy Parish, and St. Vincent dePaul's Food Pantry.
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