Bonnie was born to Erwin and Irene Henderson on November 29, 1921, at their home near Harris Grove Creek, south of Logan.
Bonnie was greeted by four older sisters, Lois, Donna, Nellie, and Dorothy. Darlene and Jack joined the Henderson family a few years later.
She attended country school at Harris Grove and told stories of crossing a fence to cut across the pasture to get to school and sometimes being chased by a bull. She also shared about circuit preachers coming to Harris Grove Church from time to time. While growing up, the family also lived around Magnolia and in Missouri.
Bonnie graduated from Woodbine Normal High School in 1939. She taught in country schools around Jacksonville, Woodbine and Logan communities, with the last being Harmony Country School south of Logan.
A cousin introduced Bonnie to Everette Frahm at a dance and then the courtship was on! Bonnie and Everette were married in Sioux City on August 28, 1942. Together they had four children: Dennis, Linda, Jill and Trace. They farmed in several communities including Shelby, Walnut, Jacksonville and Logan.
In 1958, they purchased a farm northwest of Logan in the Loess Hills area. Because of a house fire in 1966, the couple moved to Dunlap and finally settled in Blair, Nebraska, that would finally be “home."
Bonnie loved nature, and was a major gardener. She raised all types of vegetables and canned them and the fruit from the orchards. One of her favorite things was flowers and she certainly had a green thumb, as she had varieties of all types of gorgeous blooms from early spring to late fall.
She was also a seamstress and made clothes for her girls and herself. Music was always a part of the Frahm home and Bonnie and Everette attended dances nearly every weekend enjoying the big band and polka music.
One of her biggest loves was reading. Throughout her life, Bonnie found time to read and learn all topics—she just loved reading. In her later years, she would read several books a week!
Bonnie came to know the Lord as her personal Savior and she spent time reading her Bible growing closer to the Lord and praying for each family member and friends by name every day.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Erwin and Irene Henderson; husband Everette in 2008; grandson Michael Hammitt and his wife Terry in 2008 as well. Her siblings: Lois (Everett) Rice, Donna (Ted) Janssen, Nellie (Ledger) Charleson, Dorothy (Kenneth) Thompson, Darlene (Virgil) Ball and brother Jack (Peggy) Henderson.
Bonnie is survived by her children Dennis (Jeanette) Frahm, of Northfield, Minn.; Linda (Mike) Thomas of Missouri Valley; Jill (Larry) Hammitt of Minden; and Trace (Claudette) of Walnut; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Friday April 5 at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 6 at Logan Christian Church in Logan.
Officiating was Pastor Rusty Hedger. Organist was Mark Leonard and Vocalist was David Dickinson. Music selections included “In The Garden”, “The Old Rugged Cross”, and congregation sing-along “Because He Lives." Also “I Bowed On My Knees” (taped selection).
Honorary bearers were Tonya Frahm, Beth Dahle, Luanne Straight, Jennifer Jensen, Megan Straight, Jessica Jensen, Grace Straight, and Victoria Frahm.
Casket bearers were Duane Straight, Ryan Frahm, Dillon Straight, Derek Frahm, Joe Jensen, Arlyn Jensen. Her final resting place will be Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.