Bonnie Chandler

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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 6:20 pm

Bonnie Jean Chandler, a former resident of Bismarck, Steele, and Hillsboro, North Dakota died Sunday the 12th of January at the Sanford Care Center in Hillsboro, ND.

Bonnie was born on June 26, 1947 in Fargo, ND to parents Wayne and Audrey (Tunem) Chandler. She attended elementary school in Caledonia, ND and graduated from Hillsboro High School and University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.

Bonnie held several positions with Northwestern Bell Telephone in Bismarck and ND State Government agencies before retiring from BEK Communication in Steele. She then spent a few years close to her family in Minneapolis, MN and Eugene, OR before returning to Hillsboro.

Bonnie’s interests included gardening, reading, and the outdoors. She loved her dogs (and cats), but her favorite thing was definitely being a mom to her two sons and later in life spending time with her two grandchildren. She was many things to many people, but the qualities that were evident in everything she did and every relationship she had were that she was loyal, hardworking, and would do anything for those closest to her as well as a few that she barely knew.

Bonnie is survived by sons Paul Ohman of Tacoma, WA; Larry (Laura) Ohman of Junction City, OR; grandchildren Mariah and Chris; sister Tami Arthur of Tucson, AZ; brothers Larry (Jeanne) Chandler of Pensacola, FL and Gary (Barbara) Chandler of Bend, OR.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the charity of your choice.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.  Burial will take place at a later date at the Caledonia Cemetery in Caledonia, ND.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at

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