Bonnie Jean Petrich, 68, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2005 surrounded by her family at SCCI Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Bonnie Jean Johnson was born in Lisbon, ND on October 4, 1936 to Josephine M. (Storhaug) and Christian Herman Johnson. Bonnie attended country grade school north of Milnor, ND and graduated from Milnor High School in 1954. Bonnie loved to help her parents on the farm. Bonnie worked for a variety of businesses near her hometown, including the Fountain Inn, Jerry?s Bakery, and Watson Real Estate. Then she met the love of her life.
Bonnie married Robert Newgard Petrich on September 23, 1956 in Lisbon, ND. They farmed east of Sheldon, ND until 1963 when they moved to Fargo. Bonnie worked as a switchboard operator for W. W. Wallwork, Watson Real Estate, Eid Brothers, National Mortgage, and Sears Roebuck & Co. until February of 1972 when she left employment to start her own business.
During her lifetime, Bonnie sold Shaklee, Rawleigh and Tahitian Noni products through which she developed many valued friendships. Bonnie developed skin cancer in 1996. Her struggle with skin cancer left her body scarred, but never scarred her spirit. She cherished her family. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Her endearing and selfless spirit will be with us always.
Bonnie lost her fight with cancer on July 4, 2005. She passed away at SCCI Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Bonnie is survived by her son Terry (Cindy); daughter Brenda (Kenny) LeNoue, all of Fargo; sisters, Marlys Martin, Staples, MN, Shirley Twedt, Kindred, ND, and Beverly Langeberg, Sauk Centre, MN; five grandchildren whom she especially loved; and ten nieces and ten nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert on February 18, 2005, and her parents.
Visitation: Wednesday 5-7 p.m. – Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND, and Thursday in the church one hour before the funeral service
Prayer Service: Wednesday 7 p.m. – Boulger Funeral Home
Funeral: Thursday 11 a.m. – Elim Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND
Burial: Thursday 2:45 p.m. – Milnor Lutheran Cemetery, Milnor, ND
Online guestbook www.boulgerfuneralhome.com
Arrangements with Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND