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“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! ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: anthony stubbs - Emmetsburg, IA

“Deepest sympathy to the entire Brimeyer family. We enjoyed a few quilting retreats together. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Soppe - Farley, IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Connie Werner - Custer, SD

“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...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jill Leuschner-Kasel - Dubuque, IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Tammy Ben - Dubuque, IA

“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...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy (Genthe) Meyer - Dubuque, IA


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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!