Bowdle, SD-Memorial service for Bonnie J. McElhone, 74, of Bowdle and formerly of Aberdeen will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 1708 8th  Ave. NE, Aberdeen.  Rev. Ron Vetch will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in the spring.

Bonnie died November 5, 2019 at Bowdle Healthcare Center Nursing Home.

Bonnie Jean Crawford was born October 4, 1945 in Aberdeen to Dale and Marjorie (Pyne) Crawford.  She attended Aberdeen Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1963.  She worked at Chaffins Drug until her marriage.  She then was a stay-at-home mom, raising her children and caring for her family.  In 1986 she returned to work.  She was a cook at what is now called, Aberdeen Health and Rehab.  Bonnie worked until her health began to fail in 2012.  In the fall of 2015, she moved to Bowdle to be closer to two of her children.  She kept busy as a volunteer at Bowdle Nursing Home.  Bonnie became a resident of the nursing home in the fall of 2018.

Bonnie enjoyed puzzles, playing cards, cross-stitch and especially spending time with her family.

Grateful for having shared Bonnie’s life are her children, Dale McElhone of Hosmer, SD; Margie Oliver of Redfield, SD and Sarah (Jeff) Aman of Hosmer, SD; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Crawford and David (Barb) Crawford of Aberdeen and sister, Judy (Ronald) Huettl of Raymond, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Honorary Urnbearers will be Bowdle Healthcare Center Nursing Home and Hospital Staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.