FULLERTON — Bonnie Jean Zarek, 92, of Fullerton died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Litzenberg Memorial Long-Term Care in Central City.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Palmer-Santin Funeral Home in Fullerton, with the Rev. Vern Olson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in rural Fullerton.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Palmer-Santin Funeral Home is serving the family.
Bonnie was born Sept. 27, 1926, to Mildred and Frank Purvis. After graduating from high school, Bonnie taught country school for six years. She married Adelbert Zarek on Nov. 30, 1946. They were blessed with eight children.
Bonnie was an avid gardener, canner, sewer, quilter and a member of Flower Belles and Red Hats. She was an all-around great baker and cook. She made the best homemade breads, cinnamon rolls, pies and desserts.
Bonnie is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Peg Zarek of Genoa, Dennis and Kelly Zarek of Fullerton and Douglas and Kim Zarek of Wood River; four daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah Zarek and Kathy Allen of Fullerton, Karen and J. Robert Kelty of Lincoln and Amy Zarek of Genoa; a sister, Ruth Carlson of Genoa; and 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Raymond; her parents; a sister, Margaret Mason; and many other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are suggested to the Fullerton Senior Center, Fullerton Library and Fullerton Rescue Squad.
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