Bonny Walloch, age 93, of Yankton, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Molly Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton.
Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.
Pallbearers are Cory Dunklau, Jonathan Nissen, Dustan Rich, Jose Rodriguez, Steve Ryken and Doug Ryken.
Bonny Bay Walloch was born December 7, 1923 to Willard and Hazel (Hitchcock) Lindville. She graduated from Atkinson High School in Atkinson, NE in May 1941. She attended Beauty College in Milwaukee, WI and then returned to Nebraska with her parents and sister, Nancy. On April 15, 1948, she married a high school friend, Charles Oscar Smith. They moved to Osmond, NE, where Bonny kept books at their implement repair business and later worked at Osmond State Bank. She enjoyed hunting and fishing with Charles and their friends and also spent many weekends camping, boating, and water skiing on Lewis and Clark Lake. Bonny was a talented musician. She sang, played the accordion and the bass saxophone in a band in Osmond. In 1973, she separated from Charles and moved to Yankton and became a teller at First Dakota National Bank. While working there, she met Arnold Walloch and on August 17, 1981, they were married in Las Vegas, NV. Bonny had a garden and worked on the farm near Tabor, SD with Arnold until they retired to a new home by Lewis and Clark Lake in 1992. Bonny was a precise seamstress who made many of her own clothes and did custom sewing and embroidery as Bonny Bay Creations. She also kept books for her and Arnold’s gravel business. Bonny and Arnold enjoyed their retirement by traveling to Alaska, Europe, Mexico and various places in the United States. After Bonny lost Arnold in October 2005, she moved to Yankton. In 2013, she became a resident of Avera Yankton Care Center.
Bonny is survived by Arnold’s daughter, Beverly (Steve) Ryken; step-granddaughter, Melissa Ryken and step-great-grandson, Kolby Canady; niece, Donna (Jose) Rodriguez; great-nephew and nieces: Jonathan Nissen, Rachel (Dustan) Rich and Elizabeth (Cory) Dunklau; and great-great-nieces: Lilliana and Elyse Rich, and Emme Dunklau.
Bonny passed peacefully to rejoin Arnold and others who had gone before her including her parents and step-father, Jack Baab; her grandparents, Mary Elizabeth and Fred Hitchcock; and her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Irven Forbes; and friends.
To send an online message to the family, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.
Yankton Press & Dakotan
January 30, 2017