BONNIE M. MEDLANG
HUMBOLDT – Bonnie M. Medlang, 80, of Humboldt, passed away on her and her husband’s 62nd wedding anniversary, May 14, 2014 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt with the Rev. Christy Ehrle officiating. Visitation is from 1:30 3p.m. Sunday at the church. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home of Humboldt is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Medlang is survived by her husband, Vernell Medlang of Humboldt; her children, Sheri (Bill) Petersen of Humboldt, Lori (Wayne) Jansen of Rockford, and Greg Medlang of Pittsburg, PA; step-children, DeVon (Kathy) Medlang of Colorado Springs, CO, and Linda Kettner of Iowa Falls; 9 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, and her two sisters. Her parents, two brothers, and two sisters preceded her in death.
Bonnie Mae Wilson, the daughter of Renix and Isabelle (Roy) Wilson, was born February 25, 1934 on a farm near LuVerne, Iowa. She received her education in country schools and at LuVerne until her father purchased their farm near Kanawha. Following her graduation from Kanawha High School, Bonnie went to work in a retail store in Clear Lake. She was united in marriage to Vernell Medlang on May 14, 1952 at the Little Brown Church at Nashua and the couple made their home at Joyce until moving to Laurel in 1957. They then made their home at Grundy Center and Emmetsburg before moving to Humboldt in 1965 where Vern managed the elevator. While in Humboldt, Bonnie worked for Dr. Bowers then established Humboldt’s first licensed day care and nursery school. In 1988, the couple retired but remained active managing apartment and condo complexes in Ankeny, Des Moines, and Minneapolis and enjoyed their time in Arizona. In 2000, they returned to the Humboldt area and in 2011, became residents of Springvale.
Bonnie and Vern stayed active and enjoyed bridge and 500, but most of all enjoyed each other.