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Bonnie Chandler

June 26, 1947 - January 12, 2020



Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Bonnie Chandler

June 26, 1947 - January 12, 2020


Bonnie Jean Chandler, a former resident of Bismarck, Steele, and Hillsboro, North Dakota died Sunday the 12th of January at the Sanford Care Center in Hillsboro, ND.

Bonnie was born on June 26, 1947 in Fargo, ND to parents Wayne and Audrey (Tunem) Chandler. She attended elementary school in Caledonia, ND and graduated from Hillsboro High School and University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.

Bonnie held several positions with Northwestern Bell Telephone in Bismarck and ND State Government agencies before retiring from BEK Communication in Steele. She then spent a few years close to her family in Minneapolis, MN and Eugene, OR before returning to Hillsboro.

Bonnie’s interests included gardening, reading, and the outdoors. She loved her dogs (and cats), but her favorite thing was definitely being a mom to her two sons and later in life spending time with her two grandchildren. She was many things to many people, but the qualities that were evident in everything she did and every relationship she had were that she was loyal, hardworking, and would do anything for those closest to her as well as a few that she barely knew.

Bonnie is survived by sons Paul Ohman of Tacoma, WA; Larry (Laura) Ohman of Junction City, OR; grandchildren Mariah and Chris; sister Tami Arthur of Tucson, AZ; brothers Larry (Jeanne) Chandler of Pensacola, FL and Gary (Barbara) Chandler of Bend, OR.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the charity of your choice.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Burial will take place at a later date at the Caledonia Cemetery in Caledonia, ND.


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14 responses to “Bonnie Chandler”

  1. Lynn and Julie Foss says:

    To Bonnie’s family – Our sincere sympathy to you on Bonnie’s passing. May wonderful memories that you share help ease the pain you are feeling today and in the days ahead. We are leaving for Florida on Friday and will be unable to attend her service, but please know we keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Bonnie and may she rest in peace in his arms.

  2. Gloria T Olson says:

    Bernice Geiger called today to share this sad news. She was a longtime friend who sends her condolences to Bonnie’s sons and families. I am adding my sadness but also remembering the good years at Northwestern Bell.

  3. Bob and Sharon Jones says:

    We lived neighbors to Bonnie way back in the day, and even worked for her a short period of time. We always kept in touch through the years. We will miss her annual phone calls. ” I am less because she is no more, but I am more because she was part of my life.” You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time. Rest in peace Bonnie.

  4. Gerie Johnson says:

    A final goodbye from all of your NWBell and USWest friends. I always appreciated your friendship and your great kindness to “Shottie and me.” I will miss you.

  5. Camille M Bickel says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was a great friend and we used to have lots of fun while Larry and Paul were growing up. Paul, thank you for letting me know. I will keep you and Larry and your families in my prayers. May she rest in peace.

  6. Dan & Melissa Tveito says:

    To Larry & Laura Ohman and family & Paul Ohman,
    May the memories of the love and good times you shared bring you some comfort during this sorrowful time. Our deepest sympathy, Dan & Melissa Tveito, Linton, ND.

  7. Pam Ressler says:

    Prayers for your families during this difficult time. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. My remembrance of Bonnie goes way back to her Bismarck days. My mom watched her boys (Larry and Paul). Bonnie was a great mom and if something happen to one of her boys while on my mom’s care, she never got very excited, she was concerned but had a way that everything would OK and it always was. I always admired how she was so cool and calm. Her memories are in our hearts and prayers.

  8. Jane Vie says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I graduated with Bonnie and know what a wonderful person she was. May she now rest in peace and may that be a comfort to you, her family.

  9. Bonny Fetch says:

    I worked with Bonnie at Central Personnel Division. I have many good memories of that time and remember Bonnie as friendly and always smiling, as well as very capable in her job. She was a genuinely lovely person, and my deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

  10. Val Olson (and Art) says:

    Dear Family of Bonnie,
    We are saddened to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was my supervisor in the Phone Store in Bismarck (1982) and she was a great supervisor who was fair and truly cared about her employes. She will be missed – Rest in peace, Bonnie.

  11. Margaret Kloster says:

    I didn’t know Bonnie but worked with her mom. Audrey was a great person so I can think that Bonnie was also. My sympathies to you.

  12. Judy Bahe says:

    Paul and Larry and your families – thank you for letting me know about Bonnie’s passing. She was a wonderful person – hold onto those happy memories of her. It was always fun getting together as you boys were growing up. It was also fun to get a card and/or a phone call from her to catch up. She will be missed. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Go rest high Bonnie!
    P.S. Memorial given to Sanford Foundation’s Great American Bike Race for children with cerebral palsy and related conditions.

  13. Wanda and Elvin Agnew says:

    Oh my goodness .., as life moves on! Our dear Bonnie. Larry and Paul, Elvin and I spent so many happy hours with your mom while she lived in Steele. We met you both and hope shared happy stories about us. We did coffee, happy hour, museum planning, potato planting and just sitting on the deck together.. we visited her twice in Hillsboro and enjoyed the last call from her as she shared her sadness of putting her mom In the nursing home. We just loved her and the part of our journey we walked together are great memories. Thank you for sharing her with us and other Steele folks. We will make a donation in her memory to the Golden Manor in Steele where she was active in their cookbook and other projects. Peace. Wanda Agnew

  14. Pam Wiedmann says:

    To Bonnie’s family and friends,
    Gary, Diane, and I had lunch with Bill Hutchinson a couple of weeks ago, and I heard the news about Bonnie. My sincere sympathies to all of you. We smiled as we reminisced about the Caledonia school, and all the good old days on our farms and visiting with neighbors. There are so many precious memories! God bless you all as you go through this difficult time of losing a loved one.
    Sending love and prayers,
    Pam (Rutherford) Wiedmann

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