Bonnie F. Zager
Bonnie F. Zager
  • June 5, 1935 - March 17, 2017
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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Bonnie Faye Zager died on March 17, 2017, in Lincoln, NE. Bonnie is survived by husband of 50 years, Don Zager (Lincoln), daughter Susan (Denver), and Mike (Des Moines), and grandchildren Carlos and Sigourney (Denver).

Bonnie was born in Wellington, KS, on June 5, 1935, the 10th of 13 children to Juana Gonzales and Santiago Manuel Orosco. She grew up in Sutherland, NE, attended Sutherland High School, and worked at the Soil Conservation Office in North Platte. Bonnie and Don met in North Platte, marrying six months later and settling in Lincoln. Bonnie worked at the State Capitol at the Board of Education Lands and Funds until 1968 when she left to be a full-time homemaker.

Bonnie suffered a stroke on March 8, and quietly departed while in the peaceful environs of The Monarch hospice home. Bonnie had a creative spirit and it showed in her accomplished sewing, decorating and cooking. She loved her church and was a lifelong member in service clubs and bible study groups. Bonnie was a supportive, nurturing spouse and mother and her humor and playfulness made our home warm and happy. Bonnie had only two biological children but was called “Mom” by many nieces, nephews and friends and the impact she had on us will echo throughout the rest of our lives.

We will celebrate Bonnie’s life on Thursday, March 23, at 10am with a funeral service held at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2788 Franklin Street, followed by a graveside ceremony and luncheon at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 22, from 6pm to 8pm at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street.

Memorials may be given to the family for a future designation.