Bonnie L. Ellison, 49


Bonnie Lee (Sigler) Ellison age 49, of Missouri Valley passed away on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born Jan. 20, 1972, to Bernard (Bun) and Ruby (Armstrong) Sigler in Missouri Valley. She grew up in the Little Sioux area and attended West Harrison High School. At a young age Bonnie got a job at Longview Nursing Home working in laundry and later as an aid. She was blessed with three daughters Jessica (32), Nicole (28) and Courtney (26). She married Norman Ellison on Feb. 25, 2000, when she gained a step-son Nick (27). She enjoyed going to the mountains in Wyoming, she had a special mountain that she always called “my mountain.” She enjoyed dirt track racing, traveling with her husband while he worked on the pipeline and would go with him all summer so they could spend time together as a family. Her biggest joy in life was her grandchildren, she enjoyed spoiling them and having them spend the night. She would do everything she could to make her grandchildren’s birthdays special. She was there for her children whenever they needed to talk even if they had to play a game of “phone tag” to accomplish the talk. Bonnie was a lover of many things especially Native American things, bears and many other knickknacks. Bonnie was a great wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Bun and Ruby Sigler; sister, Kitty Sigler; brother, Tim Sigler; and father-in-law Robert Ellison.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Norman Ellison of Missouri Valley; daughter, Jessica Oliphant (Jason Benson) of Woodbine; daughter, Nicole (Jeremy) Shedd of Illinois; daughter, Courtney Yanders (Jordan Runge) of Magnolia; step-son, Nick Browning of Wisconsin; brother, Butch Sigler of Little Sioux; grandchildren, Jayce, Brycen, Dixie, Grant, Sawyer, Granger and Scarlett; and mother-in-law, Charlotte Ellison of Missouri Valley; and many family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. The funeral service was Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. Officiating the service was Pastor Connie McWilliams. The music selections were “Scars In Heaven”, “Lead Me Home” and “Holes in the Floors of Heaven”. The casket bearers were Bryan Tiffey, David Mumm, Beau Ballantyne, Kelly Eastwood, Tim Eastwood and Jim Divelbess. The final resting place is at Little Sioux Cemetery in Little Sioux.

Arrangements by Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley.


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