Bonnie Jean Stiles, 79, Minot, died Aug. 3, 2013, at her residence. Her funeral will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, at 10:30 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Burial will be in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.
Bonnie was born June 17, 1934, at Devils Lake, to Arnold and Myrtle Olson. She was raised in Edmore and attended grade school at a small country school at Edmore. She graduated from Central High School in Grand Forks and went on to attend nursing school at the University of North Dakota. In 1954 she married John Stiles. They moved to Calexico, Calif., in 1955 where her husband was in the Border Patrol. From there they were transferred to Montana where they lived for 17 years. In 1972 they moved to Sherwood, where they lived for 13 years. After her husband retired, they moved to Arvilla, where they lived until 2007, then moving to Bismarck. She moved to Minot in April 2013.
Bonnie was always active in the Lutheran church wherever they lived. She enjoyed music and was the organist at Ascension Lutheran in Emerado. She was also active in the Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, and served on the board of directors for the American Legion Girls State program. She also served as township secretary in Arvilla for many years. During her early married years, she enjoyed motorcycle riding and pistol shooting tournaments. They also enjoyed camping for many years at the International Peace Garden for the amateur radio convention. Bonnie and John also enjoyed going on cruises during the winter months.
Bonnie is survived by her daughters, Kim (Greg) Hagen, Minot; Jodi Stiles,Meridian, Idaho; grandchildren Seth and Trent Hagen, Minot; Shawna (Paul) Scheveck Pacheo, Billings, Mont.; Layne Scheveck, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Lyndon Scheveck, Grundy, Va.; great-grandson Kaydon Pacheo, Billings, Mont.; brother Jim (Kathie) Olson, Lake Wylie, S.C., sisters-in-law Dolores Olson, and Eileen Heider, both of Grand Forks; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; and her brothers, Donald and Darrell.
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