Bonnie L. Brimeyer

  • Born: March 12, 1959
  • Died: April 11, 2018
  • Location: Dubuque, Iowa

Behr's Funeral Home

1491 Main Street
(563) 582-3297
Dubuque, IA 52001
Tel. (563) 582-3297

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bonnie L. Brimeyer, age 59, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 1:40 a.m., on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family, following a lengthy battle with neuroendocrine cancer. To honor Bonnie's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church, 2921 Central Avenue, with Rev. Andrew Awotwe-Mensah officiating. To celebrate Bonnie's life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where a parish scripture wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Family and friends may also visit on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m., at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Bonnie was born on March 12, 1959, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Clifford and Doris (Ritt) Brimeyer.

Bonnie surely enjoyed growing up in Sherrill and was a proud graduate of Hempstead High School, Class of 1977, and later in life even went on to earn her bachelor's degree in accounting from Clarke College in 1999. She was a diligent and devoted worker at Flexsteel who just recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with all of her friends she's made over the years. In her free time, Bonnie enjoyed traveling extensively whenever the opportunity would present itself and was thankful to be fortunate enough to see both Alaska and Hawaii firsthand. She also thoroughly enjoy quilting and has created many beautiful keepsakes, and made countless treasured friends throughout her journey in the sewing community. Bonnie's faith was also very important to her as Bonnie was a long-time member of Holy Ghost Church. The most important aspect of Bonnie's life though was definitely her family. She was always there for anyone who needed a little moral support, and also graciously played the most wonderful role of "Aunt" the world has ever seen. Bonnie's impact on the world around her is undeniable. Whether within her circle of family, friends, or even with her furry felines; Bonnie had enough love and devotion to fill a lifetime of memories to be cherished by all whom she leaves behind today. We will miss our dear Bonnie, her radiant smile, along with her endearing typical red-headed character traits; but we know and accept that the Lord has decided to allow Bonnie to finally quit fighting cancer to join Him, and her father, in a glorious state of perfection where she can wait peacefully for her loved ones to eventually join her again one day.

Those left to cherish Bonnie's memory include

her mother,
Doris Brimeyer, Sherrill, IA;

her siblings,
Diane (Harold) Breitsprecker, Jr., Dubuque, IA
and Paul Brimeyer, Dubuque, IA;

2 nephews,
Chad (Angie) Breitsprecker
and Nathan (Lisa) Breitsprecker;

and 5 great-nephews,
Lane, Tate, Ian, Danny and Tommy.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Brimeyer.

A Bonnie L. Brimeyer memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among her favorite charities.

Bonnie's family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Medical Associates, Mercy Hospital and UIHC in Iowa City, and the nurses and staff of Hospice of Dubuque, especially Cindy and Amy, for all of their kind, compassionate and professional care. We would also like to thank Bonnie's Flexsteel family for all of the love and support they've provided throughout her 4 year battle. May God bless you all for your kindnesses!


Condolence & Memory Journal

I will always remember Bonnie as a classmate that was always smiling and had a kind word for all of us. She will be missed by the Class of 1977!

Posted by anthony stubbs - Emmetsburg, IA - Classmate   November 22, 2018

Deepest sympathy to the entire Brimeyer family. We enjoyed a few quilting retreats together.

Posted by Kathy Soppe - Farley, IA - Acquaintance   April 13, 2018

Greg and I want to express our sincerest sympathy to the entire family of Bonnie Brimeyer. Years ago, I worked with Bonnie at Flexsteel. She was a hard worker, kind, a great quilter, a good friend. At one point, she asked me to put her family history on which I did. In her honor, I have placed her life history through the beautifully written obituary, on Bonnie would have loved it. As a family you should be proud of the way she handled her illness. She was spirited and I know she resides in heaven with the good Lord. All our best wishes as we remember our relationships and her wonderful life.

Connie Werner
25328 Beaver Lake Road
Custer, SD 57730

Posted by Connie Werner - Custer, SD - Friend   April 13, 2018

To the family of Bonnie Brimeyer -- I want to offer my condolences and let you know how much I enjoyed working with Bonnie a LONG TIME AGO when we were just kids out of high school. We worked together for a short time at the Telegraph Herald on the switchboard!! Bonnie was vivacious and friendly, and although we did not see each other over the years, I often thought of her with fondness and a smile on my face. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Jill Leuschner-Kasel - Dubuque, IA - Friend   April 12, 2018

My sincere sympathies and prayers to the Brimeyer family during this time. The sun is shining brightly today as she makes her way to her Father in heaven. May time heal your grief and warm your heart with her beautiful memories.

Tammy Ben

Posted by Tammy Ben - Dubuque, IA - Classmate   April 12, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss, she will be missed. I wasn't one of her closest friends but we did hang out once in a while. I remember the pool she had, she was the only one that had a cement pool.
Again so sorry for your loss. Nancy (Genthe) Meyer

Posted by Nancy (Genthe) Meyer - Dubuque, IA - Family Friend   April 12, 2018