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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
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Pauline Bonderson

Pauline Marie Bonderson (Groth)

Monday, March 18th, 1929 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Pauline Marie (Groth) Bonderson, 91, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020 at All Saints Catholic Parish, St. James Church in Le Mars. masks and social distancing will be required. Father Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Friday.

Pauline Marie (Groth) Bonderson was born on March 18, 1929, in Cushing, Iowa the daughter of
Le Roy and Aurelia (Dandurand) Groth. The family lived in Cushing and Correctionville, Iowa prior to moving to Sioux City, Iowa. Pauline graduated from East High School in 1947.

On January 13, 1951, Pauline and Dale G. Bonderson were united in marriage in Sioux City. They were blessed to have shared 62 years together. In 1959 they moved to Le Mars to open a new business, Bonderson Auto Supply. They worked side by side in all aspects of the business until their retirement in 1997.

Pauline was a member of All Saints Catholic Parish, St. James Church in Le Mars. Family was the center of her life. She enjoyed trying out new recipes and sharing them with others. During retirement years, Pauline and Dale spent the winters in Mesa, Arizona. They stopped traveling in 2009 and continued enjoying family and friends. Pauline had a generous spirit and was always willing to assist others when she was able. She met regularly with her neighbors for coffee in her “condo community”.

Grateful to have shared her life are her children and their spouses, Robert and Rachel Bonderson of Hawarden, Iowa and Teri and Henry Herrig of Le Mars, Iowa; six grandchildren, Heidi (Mike) Isley, Paige Herrig, Brent (Kari) Herrig, Nellica (Scott) Seibert, Micah (Erica) Bonderson and Sonja (CJ) Lynott; twelve great-grandchildren, Caden, Grant and Brady Isley, Xander Herrig, Keaten, Kate, Kora and Kinley Bonderson, Clara and Lydia Seibert, Graham and Emmett Lynott; sisters in law, Marilyn Bonderson, Carmen Groth, Pat Groth and Jenet Cain; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dale on May 5, 2013; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Hazel Bonderson; brothers, Virgil and Gene Groth; a sister, Jerry DeFabis; and brothers-in-law, Darrell Bonderson, Ernie DeFabis and Robert Cain.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Friday.
  • Service

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 10:30am
    All Saints Catholic Parish - St James Church
    109 6th Ave. SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Fr. Bruce Lawler
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    900 Plymouth Street E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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  • Reception

    All Saints Catholic Parish - St James Church
    109 6th Ave. SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Margaret Grady Berry

Posted at 10:42pm
I dont even know where to start with the wonderful memories I have of Mama Pauline. She was like a second mother to me growing up. The Bonderson family became my second family. Teri , Henry and family, Rob, Rachel and family, I know you all have some great memories and will miss her terribly. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers..My LOVE to all...Margaret Grady Berry

Marta Seibert

Posted at 09:52am
Oh my — so many gentle memories from steaming cups of coffee to Paulines pride in her condo in Le Mars — all so welcoming into the Bonderson connection. And now all eight are gone but the love remains. Gods grace and joy be with all of you.
Marty Seibert

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Posted at 05:07pm
Keeping you in our prayers. Love, the Beck family
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Arlene & Glenda Wiener

Posted at 07:38pm
Teri , Henry, Bob, and Rachel , and families. My deepest sympathy to all of you at the loss of Pauline. I got to know her through Bob & Janet Adkins when I worked under Bob at the Truck Stop. She was always ready to visit when she would see a person. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Arlene and Glenda Wiener

Nancy Hamm

Posted at 10:35pm
I will return and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also. John 14:3 Rest in everlasting peace and joy. Much Love, Aunt Nancy
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