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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.
Visitation3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ,Sunday, February 19, 2017
Porter Funeral Home ~ Inwood
102 South Main Street Inwood, Iowa, Lyon 51240
Funeral Service10:30 AM ,Monday, February 20, 2017
Inwood First Reformed Church
414 North Oak Street Inwood, Iowa, Lyon 51240
Dear Rodney .....I'm sending our prayers. I just read it & very surprise as just visit with you at Fareway a few weeks ago. Asking God to comfort you during this difficult time. With Sympathy, Jeri(DeYager) Waddle
jeri waddle Feb 22 2017 12:00 AM
Rod, Lisa, and family -
I was sorry to hear of Bonnie's passing. She was my preceptor when I started my nursing career at Sanford in 1990. Lessons I learned from her about caring for my patients and their families are still with me today. She will be missed.
Bob Lauer Feb 21 2017 12:00 AM
A real friend - February 19, 2017
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Gloria and I have known Bonnie since we moved to Inwood many years ago. We have always admired her positive attitude, no matter how she was feeling. Her warm smile and caring nature will greatly be missed. RIP
Life Story Feb 19 2017 12:00 AM
I worked with Bonnie in the old CICU at Sanford for many years. She was one of the most cheerful and optimistic people I ever met. I was so happy to remember that I had just seen her in the lobby of the hospital a few weeks ago and got to talk to her and catch up a little bit. Hugs to you all!
Karla Reilly Feb 19 2017 12:00 AM
Rodney, I am so very sorry for your loss! Bonnie was a very special lady. Sending prayers.
Kris Fjellanger Feb 17 2017 12:00 AM