Bonnie Kermes, 1931-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Funeral services for Bonnie F. Kermes, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in Glenville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Bonnie Kermes

Bonnie died Friday, March 22, 2019.

Bonnie Florence Kermes was born Oct. 7, 1931, to Walter and Alma Huemoeller.

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She grew up in Hayward and graduated from Albert Lea High School. On Dec. 24, 1951, Bonnie was united in marriage to Bruce Kermes in Hayward. Bonnie worked alongside Bruce on their farm until moving to Glenville in 1965. She also worked for Albert Lea retailers and worked as a florist in her retirement.

Bonnie was a member of First Lutheran Church in Glenville and the Sunset Saddle Club. She enjoyed raising and showing quarter horses, being outside and taking care of her numerous flower beds. Blessed be her memory.

Bonnie is survived by her children Steven (Shirley) Kermes and Julie (Marty) Vande Kamp; grandchildren Nicole, Elisa, Joshua, Valerie, Lucas, James and Veronica; great-grandchildren Kennedy, Reagan, Ethan, Kiera, Kaden, Gage, Emma, Jameson and Olivia; and sisters-in-law Pat Huemoeller and Alice Huemoeller.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce; parents Walter and Alma; brothers Robert Huemoeller and Donald Huemoeller; and sister, Lois (Ward) Bergene.