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Bonnie LaShure

June 20, 1949 ~ December 31, 2018 (age 69)

Bonnie LaShure

Age 69 of Wilmington, passed away from cancer at her home on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Born June 20, 1949 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Bonnie was a daughter of Russell and Alice (Doyen) Jessee. She grew up on the family farm southwest of Pocahontas, Iowa and graduated from Pocahontas Community High School with the Class of 1967. Following high school, Bonnie went on to attend medical x-ray school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She resided in several places before settling in the Chicago area. Bonnie worked for Johnson and Johnson Personal Products in Wilmington and later Diageo Distillery. She enjoyed sports, and was an avid Chicago Bears, Bulls and Cubs fan. Bonnie also enjoyed motorcycling and was proud of her Harley Davidson Sportster.

Survivors include her loving companion, John I. Fleet and his son, Marshal Dunkin-Fleet; one son, Lonnie LaShure of Joliet, Illinois; sisters: Colleen Kirch of Raytown, Missouri, Shirley DeWall (Marvin) of Palmer, Iowa; brother, Olan Jessee of Fonda, Iowa; nephews: Eric DeWall (Lindsay) of Palmer, Iowa, Michael DeWall (Arligh) of Parkersburg, Iowa, David Jessee (Jo) of Cochrane, Wisconsin and niece, Jill Dinkla (Dylan) of Urbandale, Iowa.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Joe Kirch and sister-in-law, Ardis Jessee.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial visitation will be held at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of Bonnie’s Celebration of Life at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Johnson from Restoration Christian Church will officiate.

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Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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