Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Monday, June 11, at the Bethel Baptist Church in Newell. Burial will be in the Schaller Cemetery. A lunch and time of remembrance will take place from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Newell is in charge of the arrangements. Bonnie Jean Speth was born August 3, 1937 in Ida Grove, the daughter of Herbert Henry and Edna Anna Dora (Gleesing) Speth. She attended grade school in Schaller and attended Schaller High School. During that time, Bonnie played four years of varsity basketball, was the drum majorette and also participated in the school play. She graduated in May with the Class of 1955. On April 20, 1956, Bonnie was united in marriage to George Augustus Hase at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller, Iowa. Together, they built a beautiful home on Storm Lake where they held many fun-filled family reunions. This marriage was blessed with three children: George Paul, Glenda, and Gregory.
Throughout the late 1960's and early 1970's, Bonnie worked as a bus driver for the Storm Lake School District. Bonnie and George became assistant managers of the Cobblestone Inn of Lakeside, Iowa. Later, they moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1985-1992, where they became apartment managers for Biltmore Properties. In 1992, they moved back to Newell to be closer to family and managed the Newell Golf Course for a period of time. In Newell, Bonnie enjoyed the positions of copy editor for the B.V. Journal, morning cook for the Newell Coop Express, and cook at the Newell Good Samaritan Center.
Bonnie attended the Bethel Baptist Church in Newell. Many of her hobbies included: boating, fishing, knitting, and watching all kinds of sports. She loved and adored her family and all the time she spent with them, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those left to cherish Bonnie's memory include children: George Paul (Deneice) Hase of Scottsdale, Arizona; Glenda Gale (Mike) Francis of Lakeside, Iowa; Gregory (Lori) Hase of Sioux City, Iowa; nine grandchildren: Lissa (Eric) Scotland; Jaimie (Clayton) Kahle; Thaddeus (Holly) Hase; Christian "Pookie" (Mark) Taylor; Jonathon Grote; Angela (Jon) Mohr; Amanda (Blake) Johnson; Jennifer Hase; Madison Hase; great grandchildren: Taylor, Makenna, Bristol Kahle; Kinsley Hase; unborn baby Scotland; Jace Taylor; and Austin Mohr; one brother, Dick (Darlene) Speth of Bellvue, Nebraska; two sisters: Betty (Alvern "Chub") Schoenfield of Mesa, Arizona; Sharon (Jim) Browning of Early, Iowa; other extended family and friends.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, George in March 1999.