Bonnie King

Bonnie J. King, 79, of Mason City died Monday, March 2, 2015 at home.  Memorial services were held Friday, March 6 at Major Erickson Funeral Home in Mason City, with Pastor Kathy Graves of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.  Inurnment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bonnie was born December 21, 1935 in Mason City, the daughter of Hans L. and Nettie B. (Hamson) Hjelle. She attended schools in Mason City. Bonnie married Frank Smed and the couple had three children, Kai, Rod and Nina. They later divorced. Bonnie married Keith E. King November 25, 1975 in Clear Lake.
Bonnie was well known for her love of animals.  She enjoyed her work at a small animal clinic, and was happiest with a small dog at her side. Bonnie took pride in her yard and spent countless hours outside, working on yard decoration upkeep and projects. She delighted in painting saw blades with landscapes or animal themes.
During warm months, Bonnie could often be found entertaining family and friends on the patio. No matter what the season, the coffee pot was ‘always on’ and Bonnie happily welcomed family and friends into her home. She was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Bonnie is survived by her children, Kai Smed of Vancouver, WA, Rodney (Barb) Smed of Waukon and Nina (Doug) Stilwell of Vancouver, WA; her step-children, David (Pam) King of Mason City, Jimmy (Kathy) King of Mason City, Mitchell (Darlene) King of Mason City, Dion (Sandy) King of Mason, Nancy King of Mason City and Sena (John) Amos of Des Moines; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brothers, Helmer Hjelle of Mason City and Newell (Donna) Trustin of Mason City; her sister-in-law, Joanne Hjelle of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith, in 2011; her brother, Oscar; two sisters, Beverly (George, Sr.) Smidt and Lillian (Harold) Marsh; and a sister-in-law, Nita Hjelle.
Memorials may be directed to the Bonnie J. King Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements were handled by Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory of Mason City.