Bonnie Olson

Bonnie Lee (Jarmin) Olson, 71, of rural Palermo, passed away April 27, 2014, at Trinity Hospital in Minot, surrounded by her family and friends. Her funeral service is Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 4 p.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Stanley. Visitation is today, April 30, from noon to 5 p.m., and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Springan Funeral Home, Stanley.

Bonnie was born Nov. 3, 1942, on the family farm near Stanley. She was the youngest daughter of Mabel (Stave) and Dewey Jarmin. Bonnie was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Stanley.

As a child Bonnie enjoyed being outdoors and developed a love for gardening, farming and fishing. Her interests would continue to grow over the years to become a lifelong passion. As a child Bonnie could often be found tagging along after her father and was given the nickname “Little Dewey.”

Bonnie was married to Sonny Honrud on Dec. 10, 1965. They built their life together in the Stanley area and had three children: Robin (Jerald) Lang, Bismarck, Petey, (Joni) Honrud, Powers Lake, and Joey Honrud, of Stanley.

During this time Bonnie was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary, where she held numerous positions. She enjoyed attending her children’s extra-curricular activities. Sonny and she later divorced.

On Nov. 25, 1989, she married David Olson. They built their life together in the Stanley and Palermo area. Bonnie continued her love for gardening and when she and David moved to the farm, they would have bountiful gardens which they loved to share with family and friends. Bonnie enjoyed canning, fishing and traveling. Her greatest love was spending time and building memories with her family and friends. Through the years she and Dave became inseparable. You would rarely, if ever, see one without the other. Bonnie worked at the hospital in Stanley for a time and developed many friendships that lasted her whole life.

Bonnie’s family includes: her husband, David Olson, Palermo; her children, Robin ( Jerald) Lang, Bismarck, Petey (Joni) Honrud, Powers Lake, Joey Honrud, of Stanley, Mandi (Chris) Willis, Ruston, La.; her 15 grandchildren: Amanda (Chris) Volmer, Sarah (Mike) Bakke, Jerald Lang Jr., Eric (Natasha) Thorlaksen, Chelsea (Derek Flory) Lang, Jessica Honrud, Brandon Honrud, Brianna Honrud, Kallie Honrud, Alex Honrud, Samantha Honrud, Jacob Honrud, CJ. Willis, Dawson Willis, and Kennedy Willis, great-grandchildren: Hallie Bakke, Kennedy Volmer, Marlee Volmer, Evie Volmer, Addyson Flory, Jack Tomlinson, Abigail Thorlaksen, Marli Honrud, Kayston Honrud and Aniyah Honrud; sisters, Doris Boger, Tioga, Betty Hodson, Aurora, Colo., and Ann (Doug) Colvert, Snohomish, Wash.; brother, Marv (Miriam) Jarmin, Mount Vernon, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Mabel; brothers, Charles and Albert; and her sister, Louise.

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