Bonnie Lou Pollock was born July 9, 1951, to Walter and Angeline (Ryckman) Pollock. She grew up in Pollock, South Dakota; a small town named for her great grandfather. She graduated from Pollock High School in 1969 and soon relocated to Fargo where she lived until she passed away January 28, 2022, at St. Catherine North (Rosewood).
Moving to Fargo allowed Bonnie to pursue a career in baking and live near her sister, brother-in-law, nephews, and niece.
Bonnie enjoyed living in the Fargo High Rise for 28 years, relying on public transportation. She was trusted to check in daily with her family, visiting her sister’s home on weekends to visit, play games, bake, or cook. Her presence kept things fun. Being a master knitter meant everyone she knew had an inventory of dishcloths.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fargo after being a member of Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Bonnie was fun, bantering with her brother-in-law confidently correcting him with words and a determined smile. Bonnie would not back down.
Bonnie had a big heart. Her birthday was a holiday for the whole family. Bonnie’s nieces and nephews needed no introduction because no one had the chance to ask; Bonnie had already told them and announced their relationship to her. No matter where you were within her care center, if you answered, “Who are you visiting today?” with “Bonnie Pollock,” you immediately heard, “Bonnie’s such a great lady” or the equivalent.
Bonnie is survived by her sister, Sharon Puppe (Jim), nephews Mark Puppe and Aaron Puppe, niece Maria Biberdorf (Kevin); grandnieces Mari Puppe, Charlotte and Audrey Biberdorf and grandnephew James Biberdorf; four aunts, three uncles and many cousins.
Bonnie will be missed but memories of her will spark many smiles and “Remember whens.”
Visitation 10 a.m. and Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 1 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND (live streamed on the funeral home website)
Burial Service 11 a.m. Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Spring Valley Cemetery, Pollock, SD
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com