Bonnie Jean “Behlke” Todd was born August 27, 1933, to Leonard C. and Ethel F. (Langdale) Behlke in Burchard, Nebraska. Bonnie grew up and attended school in Benkelman, Nebraska, graduating from Benkelman High School in 1951.
Bonnie was united in marriage to Norman “Duaine” Todd, on Jan. 19, 1951, at the United Methodist Church of Benkelman and to this union two children were born; Galen and Tris. The couple settled in Benkelman where they made their home for many years.
Bonnie was employed in several different locations in Benkelman including, the Montgomery-Ward Store, the Circle B Cafe, and League Builders. She and Duaine managed the bowling alley and owned and operated Todd’s Café for several years.
Bonnie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Benkelman. She enjoyed crocheting, and working with stain glass. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bonnie passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 24, 2019, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home of McCook. She was 85 years of age.
Survivors include son Galen Todd and wife Susan of Wauneta, Nebraska; daughter: Tris Todd of Goodland, Kansas; grandchildren Shari (Joel) Harry, Scott (Leslie) Todd, Michael (Diana) Todd, Steven (Shauna) Todd, Sara (Landon Lemburg) Bardsley; great-grandchildren Nicole, Dana and Carly Hearon; Caroline and Tenley Todd; Payton and Jackson Brady; Taylor Hiett and Taylon Todd; Karsyn, Katie, Brayton and Brody Todd; Halle and Kenzie Bardsley; brother Bill Behlke and wife Pat of Palmer, Arkansas; sister-in-law Donna Behlke of Benkelman, Nebraska; brother-in-law Bernard Flemister of Yuma, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Duaine, sisters; Donna DeAragon and Delorise Flemister, brother; Bob Behlke.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m. MT at the Zion Lutheran Church of Benkelman, with Pastor Doug Hjelmstad officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman.
A memorial has been suggested to the Community Hospital Home Health and Hospice of McCook, NE.
Online condolences maybe left a liewerfuneralhome.com
Benkelman Memorial Chapel entrusted with arrangements.