Bonnie Rae Arnold, 78, went to be with her heavenly Father on Friday, February 24, 2023. She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, respected realtor, and a Christian. She was greeted in heaven by her parents Raymond and Clarice Block and her brother Robert Block.
Bonnie was born October 1, 1944, in Minneapolis, MN. She was a 1962 graduate of St. Peter High School (MN). Following high school, she attended St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Mankato and worked as an LPN in the Med and OB departments. Bonnie married Larry Arnold February 11, 1967, and lived in AZ for four years before returning to MN. After giving birth to Erica in 1969, Bonnie made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom. She volunteered with many organizations during this time. As her children graduated from high school and college, she started multiple new career paths as a receptionist at several businesses, optician, and later a trusted Real Estate Agent.
Bonnie had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone in need. She loved her sisters, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with all of her heart. She will be missed dearly.
She was loved by many customers, friends, and family including her sisters, Barb (Roger)Madison, Beverly (Soren) Nywall; sons, Darin (Tammy) Arnold, Quinn (Brie) Arnold; daughter, Erica Ricci; grandchildren, Alex and Abby Daufenbach, Ariel (Brandon) Antonson, Connor and Nolan Arnold, Nicholas and Nathan Arnold; great grandchildren Leo, Emmett, and Vera (Antonson) to whom she was very special. She was also cherished by several nieces and nephews.
Bonnie was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, her family, church, and community.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 11am-1pm, Saturday, May 13 at Canvas Church, 1400 Madison Ave, Suite 622 in Mankato, MN. Service will begin at 11am with a meal to follow. Bonnie will be placed to rest in a private family ceremony at Evangelical United Brethren Cemetery in Mayer, MN.