Her Mass of Resurrection will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Father Carl LoPresti officiating. Immediately after mass, a celebration of life reception will occur at the Lexington Community Center where the family will receive friends.
Inurnment will be in Lexington Cemetery. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center, 407 East Vernon Ave., Normal, IL 61761 or OSF Hospice, 211 N. Landmark, Suite D3, Normal, IL 61761.
Bonnie was born on January 21, 1936 in Brooks, MN, a daughter to Albert and Florence Fortier. She married Francis R. Turgeon on June 6, 1959 in North Saint Paul, MN. He survives.
Also surviving are her four children, Gregory (Jill) Turgeon, of Normal, Michelle (Sam) Forzley, of Lemont, IL, Douglas (Sara) Turgeon, of Anderson, SC, and Nannette Leake, of Normal; grandchildren, Jacob, Alyson, Sarah, Nicholas, Anne, Elizabeth, Lauren, Ryan, Mary Francis, Ben, and Beasley; and great-granddaughter, Grace.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Lee and Byron, and sisters, Bernita, Elaine, and Francella.
Prior to her marriage, Bonnie was a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines. After her children were grown she worked as a bridal consultant for Bergner’s in Bloomington and as a Guardian Ad Litem in Greensboro, NC. She was a member of OSF Auxiliary, St. Mary’s Church Altar & Rosary Society, and the Lexington Woman’s Club.
An accomplished seamstress, she designed and made clothing for family and friends. She enjoyed making a home for her family in many areas of our country, always making new friends and “blooming where she was planted.” At every opportunity, Bonnie would engage family and friends in a game of cards.
With the support of her faith, family, and friends, she exhibited courage and grace as she endured a 20 year battle with cancer. The family wishes to thank the Community Cancer Center Staff, OSF Hospice Staff and Volunteers, as well as the staff of Fairview Haven, for caring for Bonnie.