Dorothy Bonnallie, age 87, of Olivia, formerly of Burnsville, died Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Olivia Health Care Center. Private family service will be held with the Rev. Mandy France officiating, and burial will be in the Bird Island City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia, MN.
Dorothy was born on July 10, 1931, in Adams, Minnesota to George and Ethel (Thorson) Bonnallie. Dorothy attended the Lutheran Bible Institute of Minneapolis, Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. She spent five years in Japan as a missionary. She was Administrator and Director of the East Western Center at the University of Hawaii. When she returned to Minnesota she was Administrator of the Lutheran Vespers.
Dorothy is survived by her sisters: Ann Johnson of Bird Island and Shirley Jackson of Park River, ND; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ethel; her sister and her husband Virginia and Don Robertson, and her brother-in-law Pastor Harvey Jackson.
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