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Bonna L Basler

June 4, 1931 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 89)


            Bonna L Basler, age 89, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on June 4, 1931 in Garnavillo, the daughter of Lawrence and Harriet Schumacher. Bonna grew up in Guttenberg where she graduated from the Guttenberg High School.  On June 28, 1951 Bonna was united in marriage with James D. Basler at the College Chapel in Cedar Falls.  This union blessed the couple with 3 daughters.  Bonna taught elementary school in Coggon for several years, and later did bookkeeping for the John Deer Implement in Coggon. She enjoyed music, golfing, fishing, cooking, and sewing.  She played piano and organ for the Peace Lutheran church in Ryan for many years, and then the St. Paul Lutheran church in Guttenberg.  She was also a pianist for her 50 years in Eastern Star.

            Bonna entered heaven ahead of her 3 daughters, Susan (David) Neustel, Cindy (Rick) Owens & Jaimie (David) Fall; 6 grandchildren: Caleb, Carson, Campbell, and Casey Fall, LeAnn Holsapple, and Brent Neustel; 3 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband James in 2000, brother Noel Schumacher and sister-in-law Ila Mae Schumacher, and grandson Chancellor Fall. 

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