Bonnie Gail (Fecho) Livedalen

June 24, 1948-July10, 2017

Having graced this

earth for 69 years, Bonnie

Gail (Fecho) Livedalen

graduated with honors

from this life on Monday,

July 10, 2017, accepting

her wings and halo, an

offer she couldn’t refuse.

This new assignment

guarantees laughter and

love in a wonderful place

and reunions with her

parents, friends, and fami-

ly that she hasn’t seen in a

long time. She will be en-

joying quilting, golfing,

and reading to her heart’s

content and, most impor-

tantly, she gains the ‘best

seat in the house’ at her

grandchildren’s events,

one of her favorite places

to be.

Born on June 24, 1948

at St Andrew’s Hospital in

Bottineau, ND to Edwin

and Mary Ann (Smith)

Fecho, Bonnie was the 4th

of 7 siblings raised on

their rural Willow City

Farm. She began her edu-

cation at the rural Willow

Creek District #6, School

#3 near their family farm

and graduated from Up-

ham High School in 1966.

She went on to follow in

her mother’s footsteps as a

teacher, graduating from

Minot State College in

1970. While he was home

on leave from the army,

Bonnie married her fi-

ance, Kenneth Livedalen,

on December 28, 1970, at

Willow Creek Lutheran

Church near Willow City.

As Bonnie began her

teaching career with a

year each in Rolette and

Upham, the couple resid-

ed with her parents, but

soon found a home in

Towner where Bonnie set-

tled in as a business and

home economics teacher

and a librarian at Towner

High School. Shortly

after the birth of their first

child, the family moved to

the Livedalen Ranch in

the sandhills north of

Towner, where she and

Ken raised their three

children. During her 30+

years at THS, “Mrs.

Livedalen” advised the

Student Council and Na-

tional Honor Society

groups and left quite an

impression on many stu-

dents as a firm and caring

educator. In 2004, she re-

tired from teaching and

took on a new role in the

McHenry County

Recorder’s office, eventu-

ally taking over as the

elected County Recorder

in 2014 until her retire-

ment in March of 2017.

A dedicated wife and an

extraordinary mother,

Bonnie also found time to

be a faithful friend and a

devoted grandmother.

She took great pride in

her work and her

grandchildren and was

our go-to expert on doing

the ‘right thing’.

Her memberships in-

cluded the North Dakota

County Recorders Associ-ation, Delta Kappa Gam-

ma, Beta Theta sorority,

the Towner Golf Club,

and Zion Lutheran

Church where she served

as Treasurer for 16 years.

Bonnie was prede-

ceased by: her parents.

She will be forever

missed by: her husband of

46 years, Kenneth;

daughters Brenda (Kevin)

Heilman of Rugby and

Kelly Livedalen of Town-

er; son Shane (Rhonda)

Livedalen of Rugby;

brothers Loren (Jacque-

line) Fecho, William

(Sherry) Fecho, Kevin

Fecho, and Brad (Gloria)

Fecho all of Willow City;

sisters Diane Block of Wil-

low City and Margaret

(Jerry) Brandt of Iron, MN;

her pride and joy

grandchildren: Kaycee,

Allison, Peyton, Cade,

Nathan, Kyra, Mikaylee,

Maci, Royanne, Clare, and

Kreagan; numerous nieces

and nephews; other rela-

tives; and many, many

caring friends and family.

We would like to offer a

huge and heartfelt ‘thank

you’ to the caregivers at

Heart of America Medical

Center for their hours of

personal and professional

care of mom (and us) dur-

ing her stay–you are a

skilled and deeply caring

professionals. Bonnie

bragged about you a lot

and was genuinely ap-

preciative to have your

amazing level of care so

close to home.

Memorials are preferred to the HAMC Cancer Center by contacting the Good Samaritan Health Services (GSHS) Foundation at or 701-776-5455 Ext. 2149. Please specify that your donation is for the HAMC Cancer Center.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15th at Zion Lutheran Church in Towner with burial in the Union Cemetery, Towner. Pastor Linda Wimmer and Mr. Wally Fretland, presiders.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday with a prayer service and sharing of memories starting at 7 p.m. all at Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the time of services at the church on Saturday.

Music By: Members of Zion’s Contemporary Choir & The Congregation

Pianist: Sharon St. Aubin

Soloist: Vernon Larson

Casket Bearers: Trevor Livedalen, Bryan Kurtyka, Marlin Block, Jory, Brandon and Ryan Fecho

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Towner. Online registry: