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Obituaries from the week of March 20, 2013

Bonita Fogel, 90

Bonita E. Fogel age 90 of Westbrook passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Colonial Manor in Balaton.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook.  Visitation is 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home.  Interment is in Westbrook Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent via  Stephens Funeral Service - Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bonita E. Fogel was born July 22, 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa to John Henry and Judith (Forsling) Cleveland.  She was adopted by Luther and Lalla Boster. 

On April 10, 1941 she was united in marriage to Lawrence J. Fogel. Bonita lived on and assisted on a farm near Westbrook.  Bonita worked at the café in Westbrook.  She also managed the Storden VFW and an apartment building in Westbrook with her husband.  They moved to Storden after retiring from the farm, and later moved to Westbrook.  Her son passed away in February 2004, Lawrence in August 2004, and her daughter in November 2009. 

Bonita entered assisting living in Walnut Grove in 2010 and then moved to Colonial Manor on August 23, 2010.  Bonita was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Westbrook VFW.  She was very active in the community including assisting with Hospital Days in Westbrook.  Bonita loved cooking and feeding people, and hosting relatives & friends.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, making doilies, traveling, and spending time with family. 

Bonita is survived by her son-in-law Don Jacob of Tracy; grandchildren: Teresa (Jeff) Goettig of Currie and Darren (Kelly) Jacob of Tracy; granddaughter-in-law Kelly Jacob of Garvin; great grandchildren: Aaron and Derick Goettig, Tim, Nathan, Brandi, Stephanie, and Joshua Jacob.  She is also survived by great great grandchildren: Sopia Rose, Sheldon, Tim Jr., Landon, Skylar, Marlee Rose, and Chace; sisters: Donna Belle Clary of Iowa, Violet Meyer of Oregon, and Beverly Quiggle of Minnesota; and many other relatives and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lawrence, son Richard Fogel, daughter Bonnie Rose Jacob, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and several other family members that she loved.