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Bonnie Goodnight

December 30, 1938 — June 20, 2023

Visitation will be held beginning at 1:00 pm today at the Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in Oshkosh. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 at the Oshkosh City Cemetery. 

Bonnie Kay Goodnight, born December 17, 1938 in Julesberg Colorado, passed into the loving arms of Jesus surrounded by her children on June 20 in Colorado Springs. The only child born to Ruby Newlin(Sisson) and Melvin(Jack) Newlin, she attended a country school on the south table near Oshkosh, Nebraska. She graduated from Garden County High School in 1956 and received an Associates degree from A&M/Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Co. While at CSU, she pledged the Kappa Delta sorority where wonderful friends and memories were made and in 1957 was voted CSU’s Homecoming Queen. 

She married Mert VanNewkirk in 1959 and had two children, Shari VanNewkirk (Hall) and Scott VanNewkirk. In 1983 she married Earle (Bud) Goodnight in Fort Collins, Co.

Bonnie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed playing Bridge, Bunco, golf, and traveling with friends and family. A farm girl at heart having grown up on a wheat farm, was a spectacular cook and animal lover. She cherished her beloved pets, both her own and those inherited from her children. She lived her last 2 years at Liberty Heights Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation where she made special friendships with residents and staff. They took such great care of our mother, and we are forever grateful. 

Mom/Nama will live forever in our hearts and is survived by daughter Shari and son Scott (Heidi), grandchildren Jordan (Cassie) Hall, Jillian (Yeison) Sotelo, Jayce Hall, Jenson (Emma) Hall, Tanner VanNewkirk and Brynn VanNewkirk. Great grandchildren Zao, Legend, Judea, Selah and Nissi Hall (Jordan & Cassie Hall). 

Bonnie's Colorado service will be livestreamed and accessed by following the link provided:

In lieu of flowers donations could be made to:
Animal Friends Alliance
2321 E. Mulberry St. #1 Fort Collins, CO 80524
Larimer County Humane Society
3501 E. 71st Street Loveland, CO 80538

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bonnie Goodnight, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Friday, June 30, 2023

1:00 - 2:15 pm (Mountain time)

Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations

212 Sudman Ave, Oshkosh, NE 69154

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 30, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Mountain time)

Oshkosh City Cemetery

W 2nd St, Oshkosh, NE 69154

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