Bonnie K. Barnett, 80, of Fort Dodge, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday November 29, 2023, at Laufersweiler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Northlawn Cemetery. A visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Bonnie is survived by her brother, Terry Largent of Oconomowoc, WI; nephews, Mark Largent of Buffalo, MN, and Scott Largent of Verona, WI.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband, John Barnett and her parents, Clyde and Laura (Kemp) Largent.
Bonnie Kay Largent was born on October 5,1943 in Mason City. She was raised and educated in Fort Dodge, graduating from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1961. On September 12, 1987, she was united in marriage to John Barnett in Fort Dodge. Bonnie was employed at Starlight for over 30 years and at Iowa Central in food service for a period of time. She also cleaned many area homes over the years. At the time of her passing, Bonnie was working at Hy-Vee. Bonnie's greatest joy came from showering her beloved Boston Terriers with love. When not caring for her 4-legged companions, Bonnie would be seen spending countless hours in her garden.
"I am sorry to hear of Bonnie?s passing. I am a neighbor close by and she often would talk to my son and I as we were passing by. More than a few times I would hear her yelling that her little Samantha ran off and we would go get her. She had quite a voice! Rest well Bonnie and my sympathies to the family. "
"Bonnie cleaned for my parents in their final years in Fort Dodge. She was a hard worker and did so much to help my mom, particularly after my Dad passed away. Still working at 80, she must have been doing well up until her death. We kept in touch still through Christmas cards, and she visited me while in Texas a few years ago. I am sorry to hear of her passing. My sympathies to the family."
"Bonnie and Laura Largent were our "across the street" neighbors when we moved to FD in 1971. Bonnie came over often to visit my dad, a pastor, and we took several rides in her troublesome Plymouths to diagnose squeaks or rattles until she traded it off for a Cutlass. Laura was a sweet and gentle person; Bonnie spoke her mind as she saw fit, and I will always remember her, in a good way, for that endearing trait. I last saw her when I was in FD for my ten-year high school reunion, and she was working the restaurant where our party was held. Thank you, Bonnie, for all these good memories. Rest well, dear neighbor."
"BONNIE IM SO SORRY YOU ARE NO LONGER WITH US. YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND LADY., MAY YOU BE IN A PEACEFUL PLACE. YOU WERE A VERY GOOD CLIENT OF BECKERS OVER THE MANY YEARS I HAVE WORKED AT BECKER FLORIST. YOU WILL BE MISSED . MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH GOD, YOUR FRIEND JOHN AT BECKERS"