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Bonnie Louise Tew

February 24, 1927 March 1, 2019
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Obituary for Bonnie Louise Tew

Bonnie Louise Tew, 92, of Grinnell, died on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell.

A visitation will be held Thursday March 14, 2019, at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell from 3:00p.m.-8:00p.m. with the family present from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be designated to Poweshiek County Historical Society or Grinnell Fire Dept-Water Rescue, mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.

Bonnie Louise Elertsen was born on Tuesday, February 24, 1927 in Mingo, Iowa, the daughter of Peter and Bertha (Hufford) Elertsen.

Bonnie attended Richland #1 “Frog Pound” rural school and graduated from Grinnell High School in 1945. She then worked in the Highway Commission Office and Bill’s Coney Place.
Bonnie was united in marriage to Clayton E. Tew on April 13, 1947 at the First Baptist Church in Grinnell, Iowa. The couple lived in Grinnell and owned Tew Construction and Tew Apartments. After retiring they took their crafts and lapidary to craft shows and traveled with the Heritage Club of Grinnell State Bank. She was a member of First Baptist Church, ABWM, twenty-year volunteer in the gift shop at GRMC, Hospitality Chairman for funeral dinners for many years, trustee, church clerk and was a member of the sewing club.

Bonnie is survived by her children, Judith (David) Richards of Indianola, Randall Tew of Mary Esther, Florida, Barbara (Bruce) Anderson of Pleasant View, Colorado, Carolyn (Tim) Wilson of Flower Mound, Texas; nine grandchildren; one step grandson; eight great grandchildren; her sister, Doris Steward of Albion, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; step father, John Mc Ilrath, her son, Jerry in Vietnam in 1971, her husband Clayton, daughter in law, Lt. Col. Karen Tew, two stepsisters and their spouses, Helen (Jim) Fuller and Alberta (Don) King, two stepbrothers and their spouses, Raymond (Alice) Mc Ilrath and Kenneth (Doris) Mc Ilrath, her in laws, Everett and Florence Tew, two sister in laws and their spouses, Frances (Clarence) Johnson and Charlotte (Jerry) Press and her brother in law Earl Steward.
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Visitation

Thursday

14

Mar

3:00 PM 3/14/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/14/2019 8:00:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home

1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112 Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

Service

Friday

15

Mar

10:30 AM 3/15/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 3/15/2019 11:30:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home

1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112 Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

interment

Friday

15

Mar

11:30 AM 3/15/2019 11:30:00 AM - 11:45 AM 3/15/2019 11:45:00 AM
Hazelwood Cemetery

First Avenue West
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Hazelwood Cemetery
First Avenue West Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

gathering

Friday

15

Mar

11:30 AM 3/15/2019 11:30:00 AM - 2:00 PM 3/15/2019 2:00:00 PM
Grinnell Eagles

616 - 4th Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Grinnell Eagles
616 - 4th Avenue Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States
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