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In memory of

Bonnie Kathryn Morrison

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City at the age of 74

Bonnie Lindgren was born November 25, 1932, in Philip, South Dakota, the daughter of Carl and Grace C. (Jensen) Lindgren. She grew up and attended school in Philip.

Bonnie was united in marriage to Clark Morrison on February 25, 1950, in Sturgis, South Dakota. After their marriage they lived in Rapid City for a year and a half while Clark worked at Fairmont's Creamery. They then moved back to the Philip area and took over the Morrison Ranch in the fall of 1954. The Morrison's did custom haying and hay grinding along with farming and ranching. In 1991, Bonnie and Clark moved into Philip, where they have since resided.

Bonnie was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip, the Get-Together Club for many years, and several bridge clubs. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling to Las Vegas, Laughlin, and Deadwood, and hosting numerous holiday gatherings for family and friends.

Bonnie devoted her life to her family. She was always there for each of us. She was a beloved wife, mom, and grandma, and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband Clark of Philip; six children Glenda Bilbrey of Sidney, Montana, Joan Kirchhevel and her husband Dennis of Rapid City, Ed Morrison of Philip, Dale Morrison and his wife Tami of Philip, Shar Moses and her husband Mike of Philip, and Cindy Kerns and Rowdy Schuler of Philip; twenty grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one brother Richard Lindgren of Moorhead, Minnesota; a cousin Carrol Foland and her husband Vern of Philip, a cousin and aunt, Dorothy "Dottie" Rice of Philip; and and a host of other relatives and friends.

Bonnie was preceded in death by a granddaughter Shanda Kay Moses; a grandson Daylyn Morrison; her parents; and a son-in-law Steve Kerns.

Visitation was held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the hall on Monday.

Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Monday, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.

A memorial is established. to the Diabetes Foundation.

FUNERAL SERVICES: Monday, July 30, 2007 10:00 a.m., American Legion Hall, Philip, South Dakota
CLERGY: Pastor Ray Greenseth
MUSIC: Marilyn Millage – Pianist, Vocal Duet: Barb Bowen – Mike Seager:  "I Can Only Imagine", "In The Garden",  "On Eagles’ Wings"
POEM: Glenda, Joan, Shar, and Cindy:  "Mother, Your Love Will Live Forever In Me"
USHERS: Norm Stoeser – Cody Hostler – Todd Hook, Dustin Arthur – Steve Lindgren – Jordan Schofield
PALLBEARERS: Bonnie’s Grandsons: Justin Bilbrey – Beau Bilbrey – Jory Kirchhevel, Nick Kirchhevel – William Morrison – Heath Morrison, Brandon Morrison – Michael Moses – Jeremy Kerns, Shawn Kerns – Dana Kerns
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: All Relatives and Friends in Attendance
INTERMENT: Masonic Cemetery, Philip, South Dakota "Angels Among Us"- Barb Bowen – Mike Seager

FUNERAL SERVICES: Monday, July 30, 2007 10:00 a.m., American Legion Hall, Philip, South Dakota 
INTERMENT: Masonic Cemetery, Philip, South Dakota "Angels Among Us"- Barb Bowen – Mike Seager

  • To The Family of Bonnie-
    We are deeply sorry about your loss. I wondered if something happened today when we noticed people picking up their kids early. I should of come to help....
    Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Losing someone so special is a very hard thing to go thru. We are here if you need us...just call or give us a knock. We are out of town and will be back Sunday. We are thinking of you and praying for all of you to find comfort in this time of great sorrow!
    Friends & Neighbors
    David, Michelle, Kelcey, Katie & Lukas
    ~ David, Michelle, Kelcey, Katie & Lukas Philip SD (7/25/2007)
  • Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! Bonnie always had such a cheerful smile on her face!!! Lean on each other through this difficult time....God Bless! ~ Darcy Swift Sioux Falls (7/25/2007)
  • To all of Bonnie's family, I am sorry for your loss. I will always remember Bonnie out in her yard doing something during the summers I spent with my grandparents. Remember the good times that you had with her, for that will help ease the pain of her loss.
    Edward Harty
    ~ Ed Harty Rapid City SD (7/25/2007)
  • Our most sincere sympathy to you all. Bonnie was a wonderful lady who will be missed. God Bless you all during this very sad time. ~ Glenn and Rita O'Connell (7/25/2007)
  • We are truly saddened by your loss. Bonnie was an absolute delight. Her family's deep devotion toward her attest even further to her loving and joyful character.
    We pray that your time of deep grief be short and interrupted with fond remembrances and laughter of a life blessed by a great lady.
    We are praying for the peace that passes understanding, for all of you through this heartache.
    ~ Rocky and Rebecca Williams Philip, SD (7/25/2007)
  • To the Family of Bonnie,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Bonnie will be missed greatly. She has raised such a great family, and I know the good times will get you all through this difficult time. God Bless and you will all be in my thoughts.
    Sincerely, Brit Miller
    ~ Brit Miller Sioux Falls, SD (7/25/2007)
  • Our sympathy to you all in this time of loss. As neighbors and friends for so many years, words escape us. So many club gatherings, Christmas parties, happy moments shared and laughter too. Remember the good times. Bonnie was proud of all her family and took each day as it arrived. We should all have that courage and ability. ~ Bill and Marsha Sumpter Kadoka (7/25/2007)
  • Dear Clark & family, So sorry to hear about Bonnie. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. When we heard the news so many memories for us. All the good times in our neighborhood at Hilland. She always had the coffee pot on, a diet coke in the refrigerator and the door open to each and everyone in the community. We will always cherish all the fun times we had with all of you. Bonnie was a very special lady and had a heart of gold. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. God Bless. Love Ralph, Cathy & girls ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler 2130 Ellen St Sturgis, S. D. (7/25/2007)
  • May the Lord Comfort you at this time of sorrow. ~ Rev. Ray & Patti Greenseth 19615 Geigle Rd, Creighton, SD (7/25/2007)
  • My deepest sympathies are with you during this difficult time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    "Praying that the Lord will comfort you with His peace, surround you with His love, and encourage you with His presence."

    Char, Cindy & Boys - I am sending you a big HUG to all of you since I am too far away to give you a real one. Take care.
    Love, Kayla

    ~ Kayla Parsons Spearfish (7/25/2007)
  • Deepest sympathy to all of Bonnie's family. Bonnie and I grew up together and had some great times. She will be missed by all of us. ~ Bev & Cork Jahner Philip & Kerrville, TX (7/25/2007)
  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Kayla so enjoyed the family gatherings at the Morrison household. Bonnie will be missed by many. ~ Buster & Nancy Peterson 24450 Weller Rd, Kadoka (7/25/2007)
  • Our deepest sympathy to you all, God Bless! ~ Jim Nickelson & Terri Pelle (7/25/2007)
  • My deepest sympathy to all of the Morrison Family. Most of my memories of Bonnie are from the Ridge when Mom & Dad owned it. I remember every Sunday I looked forward to because Clark & Bonnie would come with their family. I really enjoyed those times. Bonnie will be greatly missed. ~ Tiffanie (Blair) Wakeley Wausa, NE (7/25/2007)
  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family during this time of loss. She was a great lady and will be missed by all. Michael I can still remember all the time we spent down at Grandma and Grandpa Morrisons playing with the cars and race tracks in the upstairs living room. And all the walks we took down to visit Grandma Bonnie. Those are memories I will never forget. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you! God Bless. ~ Brockdon and Felicia Porch Rapid City, SD (7/25/2007)
  • Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time, our deepest sympathy for the loss of Bonnie. ~ Kristin, Vance and Fayth Martin Pierre, SD (7/25/2007)
  • To all the Morrison family, I am so sorry and saddened of the loss of Bonnie, I always enjoyed her whether it be to visit her or when i use to do her hair. I know this is going to be a hard time for all of you but you have each other to help thru all of this. I'm sorry that i can't make it to the funeral but all of my thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Just remember all of the good times and that she's resting in peace now. She will never be forgotten now be there for your dad because I know he will need all of you. Love to all of you and Shar I'm always there for you... Love Bonnie ~ Bonnie Moses Exeter, NE (7/25/2007)
  • We are sorry to hear about the loss of Bonnie. We have your family in our prayers. With Sympathy, The Hamills ~ Jason and Vonda Hamill Milesville (7/25/2007)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of need. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and give you comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain. May your memories become treasures!!! ~ Don, Wanda, Alex and Riley Moses Fairmont, NE (7/25/2007)
  • Our prayers are with you at this time. ~ Connie (Clements) Richards and Colleen Clements Cedar Rapids IA (7/25/2007)
  • Our sympathies go out to all of you at this difficult time and pray that your memories will guide you during the time to come. ~ Brock, Brittany, Taryn & Sawyer Smith (7/25/2007)
  • We are saddened by your loss. I can only hope that Loretta and Bonnie are keeping each other company and playing a hand of cards or two. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers! ~ George and Kris Smith Milesville, SD (7/25/2007)
  • To all of Bonnie's family. We are very sorry to hear of your loved one's passing. It is always difficult to let go of someone who means so much in your life. She fought the good fight even though she was so sick. A body just gets tired after fighting so long and just wanted to be at rest with her Lord. I am sure that is where she is now. Bonnie raised quite a group of outstanding individuals who will carry on for her. We will miss seeing her across the alley waving hello and she would always stop and chat whenever I passed by. Bonnie will be missed by many, but not forgotten. Your families will be in our prayers as you walk through this difficult time. ~ Don and Carmen Fees and Family Philip (7/25/2007)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss. ~ Ann and Larry Cvach Midland (7/25/2007)
  • My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Bonnie was such a warm & loving person. Always there with a smile & hug...even if you didn't think you needed one! She will truly be missed by everyone whose life she touched. She is no longer in pain & will be waiting for each of her family & friends when it's our turn to pass thru heavens golden gates. Even though your grief is foremost on your minds & hearts at this time, remember all of the wonderful times you had with Bonnie...that will make the grief lessen more each day. Take care & God Bless. ~ Cindy Nuzum Philip, SD (7/25/2007)
  • So sorry to hear of your loss; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ~ Mark & Lynn Seifert Rapid City, SD (7/25/2007)
  • Our Sincere Sympathy goes out to all of Bonnie's Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God Comfort You and Bring Peace to You in this time of sorrow. ~ Roger, Valerie, & Erica Williams Philip SD (7/25/2007)
  • To Cindy Kerns & family
    We were very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. You will always be our family. There is no loss greater than that of a a loved one, but please know that our hearts are there for you to help you carry on. I'm sorry we couldn't attend the services. Our daily lives control our time..., but not our minds & thoughts. May our prayers and sympathy come to you on dove's wings.
    Love, Kim, Lori & Family
    ~ Mr. & Mrs. Kim Kerns & family 7209 Brett St., Rapid City, SD 57702 (7/25/2007)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you ~ Melanie Benter, Dalton, Jacy & Tyler Pierre, SD (7/25/2007)
  • Shar, Cindy & Family, we are so sorry to hear about your mom, she was a great person and will always be remembered by all of the area.
    Shar & Cindy I will be home soon to give you hugs in person. Remember I am always here for you to talk with or if you just need a hug. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Bill, Teresa & Alyssa
    ~ Teresa Walker Philip SD (7/25/2007)
  • My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you in your time of grieving. So sorry for your loss. ~ Krystl (Anderson)Vermundson and family Rapid City, SD (7/25/2007)
  • This is very late. I was looking for a picture of Dale (for a calendar I'm making for my dad) and I stumbled upon Bonnie's picture. Bonnie was a good woman. She was not my grandmother but I was around her quite often with her grandchildren so I came to know her in that capacity. It's too late for prayers, I suppose and condolences for the family on this site, but I just wanted to say something about Bonnie. She will be missed. ~ Nicole Wagner Spearfish, SD (7/25/2007)