Obituary of Bonnie Petersen Krause
December 4, 2018
Bonnie Petersen Krause passed away November 23, 2018 in Grass Valley, CA, the day after Thanksgiving. She was born on July 28, 1926, in Independence, IA. She was raised in Winthrop and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Upon high school graduation, she moved to Southern California to take a job as a typist for the Navy Supply Depot during World War II. After the war she returned to Iowa to meet and marry Richard Krause. They decided to move to California and settled in Hawthorne. There they raised two daughters and Bonnie eventually became a cafeteria manager for the school district so she could be on the same schedule as her girls. As a couple, Bonnie and Dick made life-long friends especially from their square dancing groups. They enjoyed dancing and could glide like glass doing the Lindy Hop or "Cedar Rapids Shuffle". Bonnie enjoyed dabbling in crafts but was especially skilled at sewing and knitting. Since the family had taken up snow skiing, she was always busy making a sweater. Upon retirement, Bonnie and Dick purchased a home in Cerritos and remained there until Dick passed away in 1994, the day after Thanksgiving. Aided by her eldest daughter, she purchased a home in a nearby retirement community where she lived for ten years before moving to an assisted-living facility in northern California near to her youngest daughter and family. She was a resident there for eleven years and had come to be loved by the entire staff for her feisty sense of humor and advice for the young.
Bonnie is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Cathy (Dennis) Griffith of Lakewood, CA and Mrs. Shelley (Carl) Bryan of Grass Valley, CA; grandchildren Chelsea Andre Bryan, John Bryan, Tara Baker and Devin Griffith, and eight wonderful great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.