Coller_Bonnie_webBonnie L. Coller, 86, of rural Jesup, died Monday, January 27, 2014, at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.
She was born March 27, 1927, in Oelwein, the daughter of Franklin and Violet (Braun) Barnes. Bonnie was a graduate of Waterloo East High School. She was united in marriage with Joe W. Coller on December 30, 1945, in Waterloo.
Bonnie worked for a short time at Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo. She and Joe farmed together for many years in rural Jesup. Bonnie enjoyed visiting with family and friends, working crossword puzzles, reading and embroidery. She also cared for a large garden at her home for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Joe of rural Jesup; two sons, Jim (Sharon) of Center Point and Frank (Jeanine) of Bettendorf; five grandchildren, Brian (Penny) Coller of Center Point, Teresa (Aaron) Cretin of Atkins, Jeff (Laura) Coller of Ankeny, Rachel (Jeff) McClain of Chillicothe, IL and Dustin Morris; 17 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Pat Barnes of Kansas City, MO; six brothers, Ted (Crystal) Morris, Jim (Janet) Morris, Chuck (Elaine) Morris, Mike Morris of Tom (Kathy) Morris and Ron (Cheri) Morris all of Minnesota; three sisters, Jean Koski (Don Chilstrom) of Green Valley, AZ, Barbara (Bob) Crozier of Plymouth, MN and Deb Morris of Minneapolis, MN.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Joan Morris; a granddaughter Melissa Wither and a brother, James Barnes.
Funeral services were held January 31, 2014, at La Porte City Funeral Home with burial in West View Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Buchanan County Health Center Long Term Care Unit in Independence or the Alzheimer’s Association.