Bonnie Mogard, age 73, of Milbank, died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her home.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Rev. Melanie Reiners will officiate, and burial will be in the Milbank City Cemetery.
Bonnie Kay (Anderson) Mogard was born on August 29, 1946, in Minot, ND, to Arthur and Minona (Sommers) Anderson. She attended school and graduated from high school in Deering, ND.
On August 3, 1968, Bonnie was united in marriage with Peter Mogard in Deering, ND. To this union, four children were born. Bonnie and Peter lived in Minneapolis until 1969 when they moved back to the Milbank area to farm. Bonnie helped Peter on the farm from 1970 to 1980. She decided to start working outside her own home and got a job working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the nursing home. She worked there for more than 30 years while continuing to help Peter with farming and raising her children.
Bonnie was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Milbank. She loved to spend time with her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the highlight of her life.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Allen Mogard of Milbank, SD; Tammy (Mike) Hamson of Bellingham, MN; and David (Maria) Mogard of Gettysburg, SD; 12 grandchildren: David Lee, Devin Hamson, Taran Mogard, Brianna Olson, Danielle Mielitz, Jessica Mogard, Leah Mogard, Myranda Mogard, Dezi Carlin, Alex Mogard, Austin Mogard, and Caitlin Smith; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Alden (Bev) Anderson; sisters: Janet (Judd) Orff and Carol (Donnie) Wellnitz; along with many nieces and nephews.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter in 2015; son, Robert Mogard; and sisters: Violet Files and Donna Flom.