Bonnie Garlish

1940 ~ 2019 (age 79)


Bonnie J. Garlish, age 79, of LaFontaine, Indiana, went to be with her husband, Garry Garlish, on August 3, 2019. She was born on March 24,1940 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Paul and Laura Alice (Buckner) Turner. She was a devoted mother to Lynn Bauer (Brian), of Hartford City, Lori (Mike) Brane, of LaFontaine and Loretta (Bob) Mottram, of Huntington.

Bonnie was a dedicated grandmother to Taran, Lauren, and Victoria Bauer, Meghan (Fiancée, Bryce Doyle) and Zachary Brane, as well as, Tosha Barron and Seth Mottram. She was a great-grandmother to Trenton, Brayton and Jackson Bauer, Eli and Hunter Barron.

Sister, Evelyn (Gordon) Wallace, of Peoria, Illinois; sister-in-law, Nancy Garlish, of Sun Lakes, Arizona; brother-in-law, Henry (Janice) Garlish, of Farmington, Illinois. She was preceded in death by sister, Dorothy (Lavern) Meyers and brother-in-law, Steve Garlish.

Bonnie graduated from Farmington High School in Illinois.  She married Garry Garlish on September 6, 1958; he passed away on September 15, 2005.  Bonnie worked in Real Estate and worked in retail.  

Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at LaFontaine United Methodist Church, 2 West Kendall Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with Pastor Susan Shambaugh officiating.  Burial will follow at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.  

Visitation will be at the church, two hours prior to services, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Services have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine. 

Preferred memorials are to LaFontaine United Methodist Church. 

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