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Bonnie L. Hollenbaugh

January 29, 1932 — December 30, 2022

Bonnie L. Hollenbaugh, age 90, of Columbia City, IN, passed away Friday, December 30, 2022, at StoryPoint West, Fort Wayne.  Born on January 29, 1932, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Gerald and Ruth (Wilson) Beck.

Bonnie attended Washington Center High School and graduated with the Class of 1950. On October 29, 1950, she married Max E. Hollenbaugh, in Columbia City. Bonnie was a lifelong homemaker, a member of Laud Christian Church, Laud, and Washington Township Home Extension Club.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, and hosting large Christmas gatherings complete with lots of food and gifts.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Max E. Hollenbaugh of Laud; children Terry (Roberta) Hollenbaugh of South Whitley, Linda Park of Columbus, IN, Lana (Dale) Doty of Laud, Luann (Randy) Salesman of Columbia City; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings Marilyn (Ron) King of North Manchester, Jerry Beck of Fort Wayne, Larry Beck of Columbia City, Rex (Margaret) Beck of Merriam, Gary (Debra) Beck of Whitley County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert and Richard Beck, sisters Mary Weybright, Carolyn Roby and infant Donna Mae Beck.

Friends may call on Thursday January 5, 2023, from 3:00-7:00 pm at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

Funeral services for Bonnie will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday January 6, 2023, the funeral home.

Burial will follow in South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bonnie may be made to Laud Christian Church.

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