Bonnie L. Nichols

Oct 31, 2019
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Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Church of Promise, 3125 Highway D65, Buckingham


Public visitation will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Church.


West View Cemetery in La Porte City


Memorials may be directed to the family.


Bonnie L. Nichols, age 90, of La Porte City, died Thursday, October 31, 2019 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

She was born May 22, 1929 in Waterloo, the daughter of Herbert and Esther (Sackett) Krantz.  Bonnie graduated from Waterloo West High School as Salutatorian of the Class of 1947.  She was united in marriage with Leland Nichols on December 31, 1948 at Washburn Community Church in Washburn, Iowa.

Bonnie farmed with her husband in rural La Porte City and worked as a bookkeeper for Nichols Aviation and Sears for many years.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, teaching children in Good News Club and flying, as she held a private pilot’s license. Bonnie always had a song in her heart and attended the Church of Promise in Buckingham.

Survivors include her husband Leland of La Porte City; 2 sons, John (Cynthia) Nichols of Fairfax, IA and Tom (Lori) Nichols of Anamosa, IA; a daughter, Kathy (Jim) Lee of Ankeny, IA; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and a sister, Patricia (Marty) Dickey of Waterloo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Mary (Don) Sawyer and Nancy (Gary) Lichty and a brother, Donald Krantz in infancy.

La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Steven Blocker | Nov 10, 2019
     Our condonances from the Dorothy Blocker family.
  2. Vickey Kearns-Jones | Nov 04, 2019
    My payers and sympathy to the family
  3. Katherine Zuck | Nov 04, 2019

    So very sorry for your loss.



  4. Vickie Gordon | Nov 04, 2019
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Bonnie at Sears. She was a lovely lady.
  5. Kurt Bechthold | Nov 03, 2019

    Tom, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.

  6. Stuart Hansen | Nov 03, 2019
    Sorry to hear of her passing. She was very kind to me asa child growing up and hanging out at the airport with my father Sid. 
  7. Gail (Shelton) Noltensmeier | Nov 02, 2019
    John and  Kathy and entire Nichols so sorry to hear about the loss of you mother. You are all in my prayers.
  8. Ray Yarrow | Nov 02, 2019
    Condonances to John and Kathy who I attended high school with. Prayers for healing to you and the rest of the family. Sincerely, Ray \
  9. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Nov 02, 2019
     Our prayers and sympathy to the family.
  10. Kathy Yarrow- Cornelius | Nov 01, 2019

    so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom/ grandmother. Prayers for you and your 


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