Bonnie Mae Moize

Friday, February 2, 2018

Bonnie Mae Moize, age 85, of Storm Lake, died January 31, at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 2, at 2 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family encourages memorials be made to the charity of your choice. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Mae Caughey was born to Wes and Laura Caughey on August 31, 1932 in Napa, California.

While growing up, she loved the company of her dear sister, Helen, and numerous aunts and uncles. In high school, she enjoyed and excelled at basketball. After graduation she trained to be a buyer for a San Francisco department store. A short time later, she met Oscar Moize, and on January 17, 1954, she married the love of her life.

In no time they were blessed with their daughter, Debra, on October 29, 1954 in Vallejo, California. (Yes, the math works!)

Bonnie’s wandering spirit must have led her to Oscar, a United States Air Force serviceman. They soon began doing her favorite thing… traveling. The couple experienced life in France, Germany, and many U.S. States.

Tim was born on December 23, 1966 in Phoenix, Arizona. A month later, the Oscar Moizes, of Tucson, Arizona adopted Tim and became his forever family.

Bonnie later lived the ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ in Colorado as the mother of a 12-year-old and a 2-year-old while Oscar was serving in South East Asia. Upon his return, the family was off to Kansas and then Wyoming, where Bonnie’s love of animals allowed her to maintain a small menagerie of horses, dogs, and cats.

In 1972, Oscar retired from the service. Bonnie packed her bags once again to move to Iowa. She wanted to put down roots to be near her sister and parents who were now living in Buena Vista County.

Bonnie loved to do the mowing and gardening at their new home. She was a faithful baseball mom and her newest favorite pastime was Camping Club. She and Oscar spent many, many cherished weekends camping with their group of dear Camping Club friends. She also enjoyed knitting, card club, and supporting our Veterans.

Bonnie loved everything good in life… But nothing more than her cherished husband and sister. On January 31, 2018 she packed her bags one last time to join them.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oscar Moize; and sister, Helen (Robert) Holmes.

Left to cherish her memory are Tim and Wendy Moize of Newell; Debbie Moize of Sulphur Springs; dear friend, Alice Falkner; and extended family and friends.

We’ll miss you Bon.