Hans "Junior" Bonnesen
Hans "Junior" P. Bonnesen, 81, of Grand Island, Nebraska, passed Thursday, February 3, 2022.
Service February 8, 2022 11:00a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church
Celebration of Life service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church in the Sanctuary.
The Rev. Luke Biggs will officiate.
Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Manning, Iowa.
A gathering of family and friends will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church or the Nebraska Children's Home Society of Omaha.

Hans was born October 26, 1940, the son of Henry and Pearl (Carper) Bonnesen in Manning, Iowa. He grew up on a farm near Templeton, Iowa, and attended Eden No. 9 country school.

He received his education, graduating in 1959, at Manning Public School where he was an outstanding athlete, holding school records in football for more than 15 years.
He was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning on March 25, 1956.

In 1959, he married Linda Warner at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning, Iowa. They have been married for 62 years.

Hans was a gentle, friendly outgoing man. As one person said he was quite a "cut-up." He was always teasing and ready with a one-liner.

Hans, a licensed barber, attended Barber College in both Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha. He began working at the Neyhart Barber Shop in Grand Island in 1961. He also worked at Les' Barber Shop purchasing the business in 1970. After 46 years as a barber, he retired in 2007. He was honored to be a licensed barber in Nebraska for more than 50 years.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was proud to be a grandpa and each day when he returned from work, he would call Wood River and ask to speak to Milayna McKinney (of course, she couldn't talk yet). He also enjoyed watching auto racing and bull riding. He spent many hours gardening and taking care of his yard.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Catherine Bonnesen of Kechi, Kansas; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Michael Derr of Harvard, Nebraska; grandchildren, Noah Bonnesen, Milayna McKinney, Kinzee Derr, Paden (Kailey) Derr; great-grandchild, Ayden Derr; nephews, Robert Fuller and family of Runaway Bay, Texas, and Jack Fuller and family of Seward, Nebraska.

Those preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Robert who was killed in World War II, and sister and brother-in-law, Mardel and Jack Fuller.

All Faiths Funeral Home Grand Island, Nebraska.

"Junior" Bonnesen MHS 1959

1959 MHS graduates Vivian Adamson, Glen Ahrendsen, Shirley Beckman, Hans "Junior" Bonnesen, Richard Bowers, Ronald Bromert, Wayne Brus, Beverly Dalgety, Sandra Dammann (salutatorian), Jeanette Fink, Allan Fonken, Mary Frahm, William Genzen, Dennis Grimm, Joel Grundmeier, Larry Handlos, Keith Hass, Paul Hass, Linda Heithoff (valedictorian), Betty Hoffman, Barbara Johnson, Julia Johnson, Bernard Jones, Karen King, Philip Knaack, Rollyn Koepke, Wanda Kolman, Nancy Loftus, Ronald Mahnke, Lorraine Martens, Gary Monson, Evans Samuel Musfeldt, Jay Musfeldt, Sharon Niederfrank, Allen Nissen, David Peters, Keith Pfannkuch, Roger Reinke, Larry Rix, Larry Rowedder, Susan Rowedder, Carlene Schrum, Sharon Schrum, Vernon Sonksen, Carol Spieker, Stanley Spies, Clifford Stammer, Mary Steffes, Larry Vehrs, Ronald Vogl, Sylvia Vollstedt, Linda Warner

1959 former students: Dennis Backhaus, Darlene Breidert, Gary Brockelsby, Lorraine Christensen, Helen Dethlefsen, Phyllis Fritz, Richard Hinners, Mary Jentsch, Jolene Koch, Larry Martens, James Middendorf, Ronald Mohr, Donna Mundt, Edward Neubaum, Linda Paulsen, Rose Porter, Michael Schoeppner, Lavina Seals, David Sextro, Kay Stangl, Larry Stangl, Gary Tigges, Carmen Weifenbach, Marilee White, Marilyn Wyatt

Mardel Bonnesen MHS 1952

March 25, 1956 Zion Lutheran Confirmation

Back: Pastor Eschenbacher, Dennis Backhaus, Ronnie Mohr, Stanley Beck, Hans "Junior" Bonnesen
Front: Kenneth Puck, Keith Hass, Garry Martens, Rollin Kuhl, Roger Reinke, Joel Grundmeier

1958 football team

Standing: Roger Reinke, Donald Hodne, Cliff Stammer, Randall Jansen, Ron Timmerman, David Sextro, Rollin Kuhl, Gary Monson, Dennis Loftus, Marvin Vennink, Warren Puck, Coach Ray Standerwick, Coach John Beach
Third: Keith Hass, Junior Bonnesen, Philip Knaack, Larry Nielsen, Rob Horbach, Larry Zerwas, Ray Fink, Gary Neubaum
Second: Gary Koon, Allan Fonken, Dave Peters, Alan Laurinat, Larry Popp, Dale Jansen, Carl Saunders, Tom Koon, Dennis Grimm
Front: Victor Schwiesow, Jon Groteluschen, Bob Laverty, Larry Rowedder, Eugene Haberl, Royce Genzen, Larry Lohrmann, Ronald Hodne, Vernon Wagner

1959 track team
Back: Assistant Coach Don Buhr, Richard Vaudt, Bob Brus, Stan Beck, Dennis Grimm, Gordell Lamp, Dave Sextro, Alan Kusel, Tom Bennett, Steve Mock, Paul Spieker, Darrell Sieve, Head coach John Beach
Second Row Keith Hass, Ronald Mahnke, Hans “Junior” Bonnesen, Evans Sam Musfeldt, Allan Fonken, Phil Knaack, Dave Peters, Clifford Stammer, Wayne Brus
Front Row: Gary Vinke, Russell Witt, Marvin Vennink, Kenneth Doyel, Billy Genzen, Roger Hansen, Mahlon Lamp, Dave Nelson, Terry Adamson

MHS 1959 - east side of gymnasium
Back: Evans Sam Musfeldt, Stanley Spies, Rollyn Koepke, Bernard Jones, Allan Fonken, Richard Bowers, Ronald Bromert, Philip Knaack, Larry Rix, Jay Musfeldt, Vernon Sonksen, Wayne Brus
Third: Joel Grundmeier, Mary Frahm, Glen Ahrendsen, Sharon Niederfrank, Allen Nissen, Ronald Mahnke, Sharon Schrum, Paul Hass, Dennis Grimm, David Peters, Nancy Loftus, Larry Rowedder, Gary Monson
Second: Susan Rowedder, Julia Johnson, Jeanette Fink, Wanda Kolman, William Adamson, Barbara Johnson, Lorraine Martens, Carlene Schrum, William Genzen, Roger Reinke, Keith Pfannkuch, Ronald Vogl, Keith Hass
Front: Betty Hoffman, Mary Jo Steffes, Sylvia Vollstedt, Karen King, Beverly Dalgety, Sandra Dammann, Carol Spieker, Linda Heithoff, Shirley Beckman, Linda Warner, Hans "Junior" Bonnesen, Larry Handlos, Clifford Stammer, Larry Vehrs

Deep Sea Fantasy - 1957 prom

Back: Larry Handlos, Dave Peters, Phil Knaack, Larry Rowedder, Junior Bonnesen
Front: Carol Spieker, Susan Rowedder, Nancy Loftus, Sylvia Vollstedt, Linda Warner

1951 Fifth Grade

Back: Miss Theresa Theobald, Dave Peters, Bernard Jones, Dennis Grimm, Barb Johnson, Jeanette Fink, Glen Ahrendsen
Middle: Beverly Dalgety, Hans "Junior" Bonnesen, Sharon Niederfank, Susan Rowedder, Sam Musfeldt, Gary Monson, Marilee White
Seated: LaVina Seals, Roger Reinke, Betty Hoffman, Larry Handlos, Sylvia Vollstedt

1951 Fifth Grade

Back: Miss Rita Theobald, Ron Bromert, Phil Knaack, Larry Rix, Ron Mohr, Sharon Schrum, Nancy Loftus, Donna Mundt
Middle: Mary Frahm, Linda Paulsen, Linda Warner, Shirley Beckman, Mary Jentsch, Julia Johnson, Dave Sextro
Front: Paul Hass, Joel Grundmeier, Edward Neubaum, Sandra Dammann, Linda Heithoff, Ron Vogl

Eden No. 9

Back: Earl Singsank, Harry Hacker, Robert Bonnesen
Front: Delmus Hacker, Lavern Fenderich

Back: Coach Bill Steneker, Gerald Schroeder, Donald "Cuda" Neal, Harold Juels, Allan Grage, Donald "Tossy" Nickum, Robert Addison, Howard Schumann, Carl Petersen
Middle: LeRoy Rowedder, Clarence Fister, Eugene Shipp, Amos "Skip" Lohmeier, Jim Rowedder, Bobby Kuhl, Delmas Schrum, Ludwig Hammer
Front: Lyle Schrum, Melvin Kusel, Donald Joens, Ivan Opperman, Robert Bonnesen, Dick Morrell, Jim Ansorge

Ninth Grade Graduation
Back: Marilyn Mohr, George Musfeldt, Dorothy Welch, Marian Ohrt, Melvin Kusel, Vera Bald, Melvin Nissen, Herbert Hansen, Orlo Nissen, Margaret Lake
Third: Pat Wood, Phyllis Pfoltner, Ellen Fielweber, Shirley Stahl, Jim Rowedder, Donna Keat, Virgene Schacht, Agnes Blum, Calvin Kruse, Leona Schrum, Jack Scanlan, Joy Moore, Bill Campbell
Second: Don Petersen, Edna Flenker, Evelyn Meyer, Lila Dalgety, Phyllis Firth, Don Schroeder, Joyce Strathman, Wayne Hargens, Jerry Siem, Ludwig Hammer, Janice Stoelk, Berthelene Meyer, Maurine Wegner, Dorothea Schrum
Front: Jeanne Bohnsack, Bobby Kuhl, Virgene Rohr, Carl Carlson, LaVerne Meyer, Jack Ramsey, Pearl Armstrong, Sheldon Book, Letha Joens, Bob Bonnesen, Phyllis Joens, Lee Himes, Norene Fairchild

School notes for all 3 Bonnesens

Robert Bonnesen WWII

Robert Bonnesen WWII

Robert Bonnesen Memorial Service

April 6, 1939 Future Farmers To Stage 3 Skits

Shown above are several of the characters in the three short plays to be presented by members of the Vocational Agriculture group at the high school auditorium, tonight Thursday, April 6th.

All parts will be taken by boys. The plays selected are "His First Shave," "Be Home By Midnight" and "A Bachelor's Baby." Mr. William B. Campbell is assisted in directing the plays by Miss Gladys Bauman and Miss. Rosemary Gleason.
Short skits will be on the program between acts.
Funds derived from this entertainment will be used to defray transportation expenses for the vocational group to attend the state convention at Ames.
Shown, left to right, are George Opperman as Miss Smithers, still looking for a man; Merlin Welch as Ma Jones, worried sick about Junior; Glen Jensen as Junior; Elvin McConnell as Derek; and Bob Bonnesen and Herbert Hansen as "Dynamite" and "Moses."

Mardel Bonnesen & Cheryl Andresen September 14, 1950

Back: Arlene Friedrichsen, Pearl Bonnesen
Middle: Harry Hacker, Robert Bonnesen, Delmus Hacker
Front: Mardel (Bonnesen) Fuller, Bob Hacker

Pearl Bonnesen is mother of Robert & Mardell
Harry, Delmus & Bob Hacker are sons of Bill & Selma (Friedrichsen) Hacker
Arlene Friedrichsen is the daughter of Ferd & Malinda Friedrichsen
Friedrich & Augusta Friedrichsen are the grandparents of the Hacker boys & Doris Schreck & Ray Christensen.

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