Bonita "Bonnie" Jean Holzer, of Shawnee, KS passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the age of 76.
Bonnie was born August 5, 1942 in Kansas City, Kansas. She attended Bishop Ward High School but moved to Versailles, Missouri where she graduated from Versailles High School. Missing her home and Croatian roots in Strawberry Hill she returned to Kansas shortly after graduation. It was at her family restaurant, Jennies, where she met Herbert. They were married, September 19, 1962. They would later purchase and run Jennies restaurant together for the years prior to Herb's death in 1992. She never remarried as he was and will always be the love of her life. Instead she dedicated her life to her family. Bonnie was a selfless mother who put her daughters needs first. She was a very dedicated grandmother always balancing her full-time job at PGi with attending the grand kids sporting events and ceremonies. She was adored by all because of her loving nature and witty sense of humor. However, it would be her strength, positive attitude and love of life throughout her cancer diagnosis and treatment that would astound all that knew her. She remained a shining light, upbeat and appreciative person until the very moments before her sudden death. Her strength and positivity will be embedded in the hearts of her daughters and grandchildren who will forever strive to emulate.
Bonnie is survived by her daughters; Christine (Bill) Richerson of Shawnee, KS and Debbie (Kerry) George of Prairie Village, KS. Grandchildren; Chastin (Katelyn) Lollas, Brock Lollas, Patrick, Brianna, Keenan and Aidan George. Brother; Gary J. (Zona) Serville, and sister in-law Elfi (Joe) Kramer, Siefried (Gail) Holzer, Pepil (Greti) Holzer and Dragi Stamenkovich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Holzer, parents, Eugene and Mitzie Serville, grandson, Shane Lollas and sister-in-law Suzie Tietze.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Shawnee Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas on Friday, December 28th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
University of Kansas Colon Cancer Research/ KU Endowment
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Please be sure to let the University of Kansas know that your contribution is in memory of Bonita "Bonnie" Holzer.