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Bonnie L. Hasselbusch

August 11, 1942 June 30, 2019
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On June 30, 2019, Bonnie Hasselbusch, 76, of Solon, Iowa, passed peacefully from her earthly life to begin her heavenly life reunited with her twin sister, Connie Brown. Family and, especially, ‘sisters’, meant everything to Bonnie so we can all imagine that Connie had the coffee pot on and perking as she awaited Bonnie’s arrival.

Bonnie Paist was born August 11, 1942, the youngest of four daughters of Earl and Elsie (Brunson) Paist. Twin sister Connie preceded her arrival by 10 minutes. Older sisters Jeri and Carole had to put up with all the attention the twins received! Bonnie grew up in Stanwood, IA and graduated from Lincoln Community High School. On June 26, 1965, Bonnie married Ivan Hasselbusch. This union survived for almost exactly 54 years with a joyous celebration of their 50th anniversary celebrated with family and close friends. Bonnie and Ivan were blessed to have three attentive and devoted children and nine loving grandchildren.

Survivors include husband, Ivan, son Jeff (Michele) Hasselbusch of Keokuk, daughter Jodi (Matt) Nichols of O’Fallon, MO and daughter Monica (Matt) High of Solon. Grandchildren are Ryan, Andrew (Brooke), Ashlyn and Kaitlyn Nichols, Marissa and Lauren Hasselbusch and Payton, Devyn and Justin High. Bonnie is also survived by her unborn great granddaughter, Baby Girl Nichols, whose arrival is expected in September. Additionally, her older sisters Jeraldine (Keith) Flockhart and Carole Worby survive plus brother-in-law, Gene Brown, as well as a whole gaggle of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law, Darrell Worby, and her beloved twin sister, Connie.

Bonnie was a homemaker during her married life. Ivan’s career led the couple to live in such diverse places as Glen Ellyn, IL, Cedar Rapids, IA, Decatur, IL, Brussels, Belgium, The Hague, Netherlands and Cincinnati, OH. Bonnie, Ivan and the family finally ‘settled’ in Keokuk and lived there for 36 years where they enjoyed a wide circle of friends from church, school and social activities. While in Keokuk, Bonnie was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Kings Daughters, P.E.O. and the Keokuk Country Club and Ladies of the Elks. She was one of just a few people that regularly played ladies golf at both golf clubs in Keokuk. Upon moving to Solon in 2017, she became a member of the Solon United Methodist Church.

While generally quiet by nature, Bonnie loved being with people whether it be family, friends or friends of her children. The ‘round table’ coffee conversations with her sisters were legendary. She enjoyed and looked forward to the afternoon coffee group at Keokuk Hy Vee…..with Jim & Gail, Loa & Jay, John & Betty, Chuck & Nancy and, of course, George & Lil. She always was amused by the give and take she had with friends of her children with Andy and Kevin among her favorites.

Visitation with family will be Tuesday, July 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence, Iowa. A funeral service for Bonnie will be Wednesday, July 3, at 11:00 AM at the Solon United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the Stanwood, Iowa cemetery.

There will be a celebration (and we do mean ‘celebrate’!) of Bonnie’s life on Friday, July 5, at the Keokuk Elks Lodge, 2200 Lincoln Avenue, beginning at 6:00 PM. A brief service of memory for Bonnie will begin at approximately 7:30.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Keokuk Community Foundation, Holden Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, St Paul United Church of Christ or the Solon United Methodist Church.

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6:00 PM 7/2/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home - Clarence

311 5th Avenue
Clarence, IA 52216

Chapman Funeral Home - Clarence
311 5th Avenue Clarence 52216 IA
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11:00 AM 7/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
Solon United Methodist Church

122 N West St
Solon, IA 52333

Solon United Methodist Church
122 N West St Solon 52333 IA
United States

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Stanwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

Stanwood, IA

Stanwood IA
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