Bonnie Line

Bonnie M. Line, 56, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 15, 2020 at home in Staples. 

Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at Verndale Family Life Church in Verndale. 

Bonnie was born November 3, 1964 to Jim and Barb (Ziegler) DeWald in Staples. On July 12, 1991 she married the love of her life Rich Line in Sisseton, SD. They raised their daughters in Staples,  where the couple owned and operated Line Electric with Bonnie keeping books and payroll. In 1997, the couple partnering with Lonnie and Rena DeWald purchased the Ace Bar, and after remodeling both floors opened   Dew-Lin’s Sports Lounge. Bonnie’s sense of humor and infectious laugh made her the life of the party  and her compassion, generosity and ability to accept people as they are made her a lifetime friend to many who walked through Dew-Lin’s doors until it was sold in 2004. Her warrior spirit and strength inspired many as she overcame multiple illnesses and surgeries through the years. Bonnie enjoyed traveling, trips to the casino, pull tabs and riding motorcycle, especially for Gracie’s Run. Bonnie’s heart belonged to her family and her idea of the perfect day was laughing with her daughters, hugging her grandkids and sharing a meal with her husband and sons-in-law after the boys had prepared a feast. Bonnie was a great friend, a loving wife, a best friend to her girls and a doting grandma to her grandkids; she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Rich, Staples; three daughters, Sarah (Tony) Eisenmenger, Crosby, Amanda (Marcus) Vernon, Sartell, Rebecca (Tyler) Jackson, St. Stephen; mother, Barb DeWald, Browerville; three brothers, Leroy (Pam) DeWald, Larry DeWald, Lonnie (Rena) DeWald; eight grandchildren, Jackie, Oliviah, Kyle, Ashton, Isabel, Levi, Leandra, Eli and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Jim; one granddaughter, Grace Becker and one nephew, Michael DeWald.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are preferred to the Grace Becker Foundation, which was near and dear to Bonnie’s heart.

Arrangements were by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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