Bonnie Speer

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Bonnie Speer

Bonnie Jo Speer, 72, of Ottumwa died at 1:35 a.m. November 6, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
She was born October 13, 1946 in Ottumwa to Wayne and Maxine Elizabeth Swanson Holder. She married Greg E. Speer January 29, 1977.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1964, she attended Warrensburg College and Ottumwa Heights. Bonnie worked at Russell Motes Flowers, Arlan's, Target and Everco before staying home as a wife and mother.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church.
Surviving is her husband, Greg; a daughter, Kari (Robert) Votava of Roselle, IL; a son, Thomas Matthew (Georgia) Speer of Niles, IL; a granddaughter, Aphrodite and a grandson due in 6 weeks; her father, Wayne Holder of Ottumwa; a sister, Cindy (Ted) Latos of Ottumwa; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Johnson officiating. Inurnment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.
A time of visitation to greet family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church.
Published on November 6, 2018
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Judy Jones
Nov 10, 2018
Bonnie my heart is broken. I miss you so much so use of talking to you everyday threw out the day! Life will be so lonely without you .To your family I am so sorry many hugs .
Sue Parrish
Nov 10, 2018
I am so very, very sorry. I remember the girls so vividly riding their ponies on the Swanson farm with their very blond pig tails. They were darling girls!
Rose Stoy Finnigsmier
Nov 08, 2018
Very sorry to hear about Bonnie's passing. Condolences to all of her family.
Stephanie Hallberg
Nov 08, 2018
I'm truly sorry for your loss. Please know your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Fox
Nov 07, 2018
Bonnie was almost like a big sister to me, a big sister I never had but who taught me about some of life's lessons. I am so sorry she is gone.
Rusty and Lynn
Nov 07, 2018
Thomas and Kari,
We're so sorry for your loss. We know Bonnie was very proud of you both. Our thoughts and love are with you.
Nov 07, 2018
I am so sorry for you loss. Bonnie will be greatly missed. Love you!
Denise Douglas
Nov 07, 2018
I am sorry for your loss and wish to extend my condolences. Death was never part of the equation that God had purposed for us. We were designed an created to live forever. He has promised to eliminate not only death, but all things that cause us any kind of pain and suffering. (Revelation 21:4) Soon the words regarding the resurrection found at John 5:28, 29 will take place and give us opportunity to welcome back our loved ones to a restored paradise earth and live forever. (Psalms 37:29) May these promise that are found in the Bible bring you a measure of hope and comfort.