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Bonnie R. Shumansky

September 19, 2018 GMT

Sioux City

Bonnie Ruth Shumansky, 81, of Sioux City, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at a local hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes.

Bonnie was born in Sioux City, on July 6, 1937, the daughter of Jess and Violet (Piper) Copple, She attended Sioux City Public Schools and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1955.

She was united in marriage with Alex Shumansky on June 2, 1957 in Sioux City. Alex preceded her in death in 1996 in Sioux City. She was a lifelong resident of Sioux City, who worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company first as an operator, then as an administrative assistant until her retirement in 1995.

Bonnie was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She loved to cook for her family always making sure she sent food home with them at the end of their mealtime. She cherished the time she could spend with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Scott and his wife, La Donna and Todd and his wife, Tara, both of Sioux City; eight grandchildren, Morgan Thieman and her husband, Chris, Michelle, Meg, Bryan, Austin, Jace, Aubrey, and Mason; two sisters, Shirley Santee of Springfield, Neb., and Marilyn De Wolf of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and a daughter-in-law, Sara Shumansky.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alex; her son, Alex; and two brothers, Jace and Howard.

“And pumpkin pie will never be the same.”