August 14, 1950 - November 25, 2018
Bonnie Kae (Nelson) Allrich's loving heart stopped beating Sunday, November 25, 2018, at her home in rural Dassel, Minnesota. Bonnie was born August 14, 1950, in Litchfield, Minnesota to parents Jack and Sally (Allen) Nelson. She attended Dassel High School, graduating in 1968. She was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church in Dassel. Early in her adult life Bonnie's care and concern for others led her to obtain nursing degrees (LPN and RN). Her career led her to helping people in the areas of kidney dialysis, drug addiction, mental health care and triage nursing with Allina Home and Community Services, Hutchinson, MN, among several other institutions. On June 23, 1989, Bonnie was united in marriage to Melvin Allrich at the Atonement Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minnesota. They made their home in Chanhassen for several years, then moved to her childhood residence, a farm near Dassel, where she lived the rest of her life. Bonnie was an avid reader and was very active with her book club. She kept in contact with many of her high school classmates and enjoyed regular lunches with them at McCormick's Restaurant. She greatly enjoyed traveling, especially to California, Hawaii, and in recent years to Alaska to visit her son and grandsons. She made the holidays special for everyone in her family, especially Christmas, where she treasured the old traditions, as well as creating new ones, like hiding the Christmas pickle on the tree for her grandchildren to find. Since around 2000, Bonnie has greatly enjoyed time with her cousins spent planning and hosting the Allen Family Reunion. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Allrich of Dassel, children, Janeen Radman and her (special friend, Robert Stabbelfeldt) of Minneapolis, Eric (Alena) Thomas of Wasilla, Alaska; Mylan (Sheila) Allrich of Chanhassen, Marlow (Sara) Allrich of Burnsville, and Michelle (Mark) Townsend of Farmington, 13 grandchildren, Alisha, Alixandria, Christopher, Jack, Daniel, Ryan, Benjamin, Jackson, Amanda, Nicholas, Noah, Matthew and Maxwell, two great grandchildren, Charlee and Greyson, brother, Eugene Anderson of Litchfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Selma Nelson, and one sister, Darlene Scofield. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Reverend Laurie O'Shea officiating. There will be time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service. The interment of the urn will be held at the Dassel Community Cemetery following the service. Unless otherwise specified, all donations will go to the Coburn Cancer Center, in St. Cloud, MN.
Bonnie Kae (Nelson) Allrich's loving heart stopped beating Sunday, November 25, 2018, at her home in rural Dassel, Minnesota. Bonnie was born August 14, 1950, in Litchfield, Minnesota to parents Jack and Sally (Allen) Nelson. She attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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