Bonnie Jean Breding, 1946-2018
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin, friend, volunteer, confidant,
comedian, caretaker, babysitter, baker, force of nature, traveler, and all
around amazing woman.
Bonnie's final trip was made to heaven on Saturday, October 27, 2018 after
72 years of love and laughter. She passed peacefully with the love of her
Bonnie was born to Gwendolyn and William Kober on March 28, 1946. She
spent her life in Conrad and enjoyed growing up with her cousins. Being
raised like an only child, all her cousins were very special to her,
almost like siblings. Even in adulthood she continued this closeness.
Family and friends were an extremely important part of Bonnie's life. Her
childhood best friends were Joyce Hicks and Barb Shepherd with Barb and
Bonnie continuing their special friendship throughout their entire lives.
On September 1, 1962, Bonnie married Donald Breding. Don was the love of
her life and best friend. She fell hard for his yellow Ford Galaxy
convertible. She rode around with him for a total of 54 years, 3 months,
and 12 days. Don and Bonnie raised three strong boys together. They
learned what the word respect meant very quickly. They raised their boys
to be responsible and wanted them to be cornerstones in society.
Camping was the family pastime. Every summer weekend would find them at a
local lake with their camping bunch. Once their boys were raised, they
retired, and traveled to Yuma, Arizona for several winters. They had the
time of their lives and made lasting friendships.
When her youngest son went to kindergarten, she followed him to school.
Bonnie began a long career of working as a cook at the school. Her famous
cinnamon rolls were enjoyed by many through the years. She touched many
lives working with the kids who were hired by the school to be her
helpers. Two of her daughter-in-laws were in fact, lucky enough to have
been her helpers. Bonnie had a life lesson for anyone who was listening.
Bonnie will fondly be remembered for her "Bonnieisms" as her family called
her words of wisdom!
Being "Gramma Bonnie" was one of her favorite things in life. She had 6
grandchildren that she adored along with their friends. If there was a
recital, sporting event, or just a chance to support her grandkids nearby,
you could bet that she was there. Bonnie was quoted saying "My family,
without all of you, my life would not have a meaning, life would be blank,
life would be loveless."
The short time she spent without Don, she spent traveling and
volunteering. She was instrumental in the Home Extension Club and
recently became a CASA volunteer. She knew how to have fun too, just ask
her "Tuesday Ladies". Her cousin Michael became her traveling buddy; their
mutual love for music gave them a special bond. They became quite the
dynamic duo and managed to find fun wherever they went.
Bonnie is survived by her three sons: Everett (Karla), Bubba (Keiri) and
Dale (Tonya), six grandchildren: Austin, Meagan (Kyle VandenBos)Breding,
Joshua (Ashlee Bryson)Breding, Jade (Brandon) Bliss, Alec(Megan
Vandenacre)Breding, Nikkole Breding, two unborn great grandchildren,
sister-in-law Arcelia Breding, brother-in-law Patrick (Cheryl)Duffey,
Sister-in-law Elaine (Stacy) Schram,her nieces/nephews, her beloved
cousins and all her friends.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents Gwendolyn and William Kober,
two half-sisters Peggy and Jane, and her beloved husband Donald Breding.
Her celebration of life will be Friday,November 2, 2018, 2:00 PM at the
Pondera Valley Lutheran Church. Burial will follow the service at
Hillside Cemetery. A reception will then follow at the Conrad Moose
Lodge. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Asper Funeral Homes.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis
Foundation. 520 N. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL