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Bonita K. VejvodaBonita Kay Vejvoda, 68, of Grand island, died Friday Jan. 31, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society – Grand Island Village, after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stolley Park Church of Christ in Grand Island. Minister Mike Reeves will officiate. Private family inurnment will be in the Wiegert Cemetery north of Grand Island at a later date. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Vejvoda was born on May 23, 1945, at Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of John C. and Dorothy I. (Niemoth) Hollowell. Bonita moved to Grand Island with her parents where she spent her childhood. She attended Trinity Lutheran School, Walnut Junior High and Grand Island Senior High. She was united in marriage to Larry L. Morse on Jan. 28, 1963, at Grand Island. The couple first lived in Grand Island, later moving to St. Libory. To this union two children were born, Bradley and Sheila. She was united in marriage to William E. Vejvoda on June 8, 1982, at Norman, Oklahoma. She and Bill enjoyed traveling and camping until his health declined. Bonita was his care giver for 12 years until his death on Oct. 30, 2007. Bonita worked in the family business, The Insurance Agency Center, Ltd. in Grand Island for over 37 years. Bonita was a member of Stolley Park Church of Christ where she was baptized on May 18, 2010. She enjoyed attending Ladies Bible Class, and becoming close friends to the ladies in the class. She was also a member of the American Legion VFW Auxiliary and served as the secretary for several years. She had a great loved for her Country and was always volunteering to serve the Veterans. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Annette Morse of Grand Island; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Dan Barleen of St. Paul; step-sons, Scott Vejvoda of Florida and Mark Vejvoda of Lincoln; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Jerry Bady of Grand Island and Mardell and Steve Larson of Funk; sister-in-law, Mary Hollowell of Grand Island; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Linda Vejvoda of Grand Island. She also leaves to cherish her memory three grandsons, Brett Morse of Grand Island, Derek Barleen and Tyler Barleen, both of St. Paul; one granddaughter, Kaylyn Morse of Grand Island; two step-grandsons, Sean Vejvoda of Lexington, NC and Marshall Adams of Grand Island; two step-granddaughters, Jessica Adams of Omaha and Breanna Morse of Grand Island; and one great-granddaughter and two step-great-granddaughters; and her beloved dog, Tesla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; her former husband, Larry; and her brother, James Hollowell. In lieu of flowers and plants, the family suggests memorials be given to Stolley Park Church of Christ or GRACE Foundation.
Sympathy to the family and friends of Bonnie as she is finally able to end the earthly suffering and rest peacefully now. I had the pleasure of meeting her through Sharon and she was a remarkable woman. Love from Suzanne and Jim Strickland and Dorothy Richmond
Suzanne Strickland Feb 15 2014 4:18 PM
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Vernon & Terry Wetzel Feb 10 2014 10:40 AM
Sympathy to you, her family and to all other loved ones of Bonita.God bless her memory. Danita Lerberg 1963 classmate
Feb 4 2014 7:41 PM
My sympathy to all of you. Bonita was an awesome lady, always a big smile and kind word when you saw her. She is at peace and with God now, all the angels singing and dancing for and with her. Cherish the wonderful memories. Love, Velda Peters
Feb 4 2014 1:06 PM
Sheila, Brad, and families--we are thinking of you at this difficult time. We have great memories of our time with Bonita. With our sympathy, Connie and Ken Obermeier, Concord, NC
Feb 4 2014 12:25 PM
Sean and I mourn Bonnie's passing. She was a special lady and an awesome Grandmother. I know she is united with her good Lord and Savior and I know she is at peace. We'll miss you.
Nancy Buchheimer Feb 4 2014 7:32 AM
Bonnie was a wonderful lady--so full of life. May she rest in peace! Our prayers are with her family.
Jack & Janice Welch Feb 4 2014 7:14 AM
Shelia, Brad and families, My heart is saddened with the loss of Bonnie but filled with all the beautiful memories of her. She was a very special friend who will live on in my heart forever. God has a special place for her and now will be your Guardian Angel watching over you. Love to all of you at this difficult time.
Virginia Bartunek Feb 4 2014 6:30 AM
Our prayers are with your family at this time. Such a sorrow to pass at so early an age with a loving family to still enjoy.
Gary Boeka Feb 2 2014 3:10 PM
I pray the Lord has welcomed you home.May your family be helped in this time of need.
Joseph Liebsack Feb 2 2014 1:52 PM