Inwood, IA: Bonnie Jo Kooima, 64, of Inwood, Iowa, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at her home in Inwood. Funeral services will be Monday, February 20, at 10:30 AM at Inwood First Reformed Church with Rev. Rob Horstman officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Visitation, with the family present, will be Sunday, February 19, at Porter Funeral Home of Inwood from 3:00-5:00 PM. Memorials may be given to Inwood First Reformed Church and condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
Bonnie Jo (Vande Weerd) Kooima, daughter of Arthur and Alice (Lengkeek) Vande Weerd, was born February 29, 1952 in Rock Valley, Iowa. She was united in marriage with Rodney Kooima on October 24, 1969. The couple made their home in Inwood, Iowa. Bonnie received her Associates of Nursing from Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota and she went on to serve as a Registered Nurse for Sanford for 25 years working in adult and neonatal intensive care. She enjoyed participating in ladies groups, playing cards with family and friends, crocheting, gardening, traveling and reading.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Rodney Kooima; daughter, Lisa (Mark) Wheeler of Inwood; siblings, Ron (Helen) Vande Weerd of Jacksonville, Florida, and Alan (Emilie) Vande Weerd of Sac City, Iowa; step-siblings, John (Noreen) Vande Weerd of Orange City, Iowa, Carol (Dennis) Doherty of Inwood, Iowa, Gloria (Brad) Koele of Moville, Iowa, Gary (Elaine) Vande Weerd of Sioux Center, Iowa, and Tom (Jody) Vande Weerd of Rock Rapids, Iowa; 4 grandchildren, Dustin, Alyssa, Katelyn, and Erika Van Beek; and great-granddaughter, Addison Van Beek.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Alice; step-father, John “Jack” Vande Weerd; sister, Dorothy Sage; and step-sister, Sharon Vande Weerd.