Celebrating the life of Bonnie B. Hinrichsen
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She was born on June 2, 1944 in Charleston, SC to George and Lillie Peeples Baker and they preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was Grandma Bess Baker and Bonnie's son-in-law, Frank Perry.
Bonnie married Dave Hinrichsen on June 6, 1993 in Peoria; he survives.
Bonnie is also survived by her sister, Jo Anne (Dalton) Thompson of Greensboro, NC and her nephews, Dal, Rhett, and Doug.
Also surviving are her daughters, Claire Perry of Winnetka, IL, Ashley (Kevin) Kinne of Peoria, and Kellie (Jordan) Walker of Memphis, TN.
Dave and Bonnie's blended family also include Dave's children, Jenette (Lance) Brown of Bon Aqua, TN, Jacob Hinrichsen of Peoria, Jaclyn Hinrichsen of Bartonville, and Joseph (Lynsi) Hinrichsen of Bartonville.
Bonnie is survived by 8 beautiful grandchildren.
Bonnie received her B.S. from the University of South Carolina, her M.S from the University of Illinois, and her Ph.D from Southern Illinois University.
Bonnie was Professor Emeritus in the Nursing Department at Bradley University where she taught and inspired future Nurses for thirty years retiring in 2009. She was highly respected and admired for her desire to go the extra mile for anybody.
Bonnie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She and Dave enjoyed wonderful years together playing golf, traveling, and taking daily walks. Bonnie had the warmth and
kindness that made our house a "Home" She will be greatly missed!
Funeral services will be November 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at First Federated Church where Bonnie and Dave were members. Senior Minister Forrest Krummel will officiate.
No formal visitation will be held but a reception will follow the service and a tribute to Bonnie can be made there by friends and family.
Memorials may be made to Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Peoria, IL.
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