Bonnie R. Huset

Bonnie R. Huset

FAIRMONT — Bonnie R. (Watts) Huset, 86, of Fairmont, formerly of Winnebago, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, at Goldfinch Estates Memory Care Facility.

Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Spencer Owen Funeral Home, 345 Sixth Ave SE, in Winnebago. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery in Winnebago, with Rev. William Sabol officiating.

A “Celebration” will follow from 4-6 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago.

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Bonnie was born to James and Mildred (Myers) Watts on Oct. 6, 1931, in Peoria, Illinois. The family later moved to Osage, Iowa, where she graduated from high school in 1949. She attended college at Francis Shimer College in Mount Vernon, Illinois, before uniting in marriage to Merlyn Huset on June 18, 1950.

She worked at the Mitchell County Assessor’s Office and the ASCS office in Osage, Iowa, until moving to New Richland, Minnesota, in 1954 and then Winnebago, Minnesota, in 1956. She worked at Vets Glass Company, Bud’s Grocery, Mauris Accounting, Winnebago School District, the city of Winnebago and Johanson Law firm before retiring in 1993.

Bonnie’s family would like to acknowledge her caregivers and the staff at Goldfinch Estates, and to thank everyone for all you did to make her time there as comfortable as possible and for always being there for us.

Survivors include her son, David (Cindy) Huset of Fairmont; and daughter, Debra Huset of Burnsville, MN. She is also survived by her brother, William (Claudia) Watts of Vancouver, WA; daughter in-law, Cheryl (Jim) Ferguson of Canby, MN; and grandsons, Sean (Jennifer) Huset of Bloomington, and Tim Huset and Jayden Huset, both of Fairmont.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mildred Watts; husband, Merlyn Huset; sons, Daryl Huset and Douglas Huset; grandson, Matthew Huset; and granddaughter, Stephanie Shupick.