July 11, 2019
Archie Bonnett Jr., 68, of Magnolia, Minnesota, died July 11, 2019, at Avera McKenna Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Funeral service was Monday, July 15, at United Methodist Church, Luverne, Minnesota, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne.
Archie Sylvester Bonnett Jr. was born Sept. 23, 1950, in Luverne to Archie Sr. and Thelma (Aanenson) Bonnett. He grew up near Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1968 then attended Pipestone (Minnesota) Vocational and Technical Institute and completed the automotive program. He then returned to the family farm.
On Sept. 26, 1970, he married Roxy Cross. They farmed the family farm. In 1974, he began his automotive career with Schoon Motors, which later became Papik Motors. In 2019, he took a part-time position with Manley Tire in Manley, South Dakota.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Thelma (Ronald) Loose of Little Rock, Jamie (Annie) Bonnett of Luverne and Marty (Lindsey) Bonnett of Magnolia; eight grandchildren; his sister, Nancy Wiertzema of Luverne; and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.