Bonnie Mae Nelson
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Bonnie Mae Nelson, age 80 of Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away January 24, 2020.
She was born on July 31, 1939 to Osborne and Beatrice (Shogren) Nelson and attended high school in Atwater.
Following her graduation from Atwater, she moved to Minneapolis to begin her career at Prudential.
Bonnie had an independent and adventurous spirit; she loved to travel and take on new experiences. After living in Minneapolis, she decided to move to Hawaii, then Seattle, and finally made her way to her favorite city, Denver.
While exploring the world with friends and family, she would take pictures wherever she went. She worked as a photographer, and was known for taking photos at any opportunity she could.
Bonnie was beautiful inside and out. She loved coming home to visit and we loved when she came home. She was loving, kind, witty, and had such a sweet smile and gentle demeanor.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert; nephew Justin; and brother-in-law, Robert "Curly".
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to suicide prevention, Alzheimer's, Cancer Society, or a donation of your choice.
Bonnie is survived by her siblings, Roberta (Jim) Swenson, Marge Nelson, Roger (Elvina), Richard (Betty), Darlene (Bob) Mickelson, Carol (John) Olstad, and Janet Beety; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com