Bonnie M. Hinkel, 88


Bonnie Mae Hinkel, 88, died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She was born on May 21, 1934, in Beebeetown, to Elmer ‘Stub’ and Edith (Iversen) Price. The family moved to Dow City for a short time and then to Mondamin. Bonnie attended school in Mondamin, graduating in the class of 1952. After graduation she went to work at Mutual of Omaha. Bonnie was united in marriage to Herbert Clark in 1953, in California and over the next few years they were blessed with four children. She attended Barnes Beauty School in Council Bluffs. Herb and Bonnie farmed near Pisgah and she started a beauty shop that was connected to the house. In the early 1970’s, Bonnie and Bev Coyle started a beauty shop in town where she worked until she sold the shop in 1980. In December of 1987, Bonnie was united in marriage to Earl Hinkel. Bonnie went to work in Omaha, Neb., first at Peony Park and then at Aksarben. She also cleaned houses until her retirement in 1998.

Bonnie loved to cook, read books and watch sports on TV. She was famous for her homemade ice cream. She enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends whether at the casino, dancing or hanging wallpaper. Bonnie was a part of the “Golden Girls” and the “Help One Another Club”.  

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl; first husband, Herb; grandsons, Brandon Clark and Cole Hutchinson; infant sister, Donna Price; nephew, Jason Price; and stepson, Randy Hinkel. She is survived by her four children, Craig (Pam) Clark of Cedar Rapids, Pam (Garry) Hutchinson of Omaha, Jeff (Denise) Clark of Pisgah and Rick Clark (Adam Conley) of Omaha; stepson, Mike (Laurie) Hinkel of Omaha; 16 grandchildren; 16+ great-grandchildren; brother, Gary (Linda) Price of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at United Methodist Church in Pisgah. Nikki Ahart presided over the service. The musician was Dan Hutchinson. The musical selections were “Waltz Across Texas” by Ernest Tubb, “I’ll Be Seeing You” by Jimmy Durante and “On Eagle’s Wings” by Kitty Cleveland. The pallbearers were Josh Hutchinson, Ryan Clark, Tyler Clark, Zane Hinkel, Jacob Rabey and Michael Nigro. Bonnie’s final resting place is at the Soldier Valley Cemetery in Pisgah.

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements.