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Bonnie J. Oliver

May 24, 1949 — November 7, 2020

Bonnie Jean Oliver, 71, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at Mayo Health System in La Crosse. She was born May 24, 1949 to the late Sylvester and Bernice (Huebner) Bartschenfeld in La Crosse, Wis. Bonnie graduated from Central High School in 1967.

She started dating Dennis R. Oliver on Nov. 11, 1967 to whom she married on June 1, 1968. They were blessed with over 52 years of marriage and memories, along with three boys Todd, Anthony, and Timothy.

Bonnie worked at UW-La Crosse Whitney Center for 40 years in the bakery and dining hall, where she served the kids to whom she was very fond of.

She was the most amazing and loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, and friend anyone could ask for. Bonnie loved her family more than anything, spending time and creating memories with them. Memories like decorating cookies with her granddaughters, camping with her friends and family, watching parades, shopping at craft shows and how special she would make Christmas for everyone. Cooking and baking were a passion she greatly enjoyed, always finding new recipes to try. She loved to decorate for the holidays, doing puzzles & cross-stitch, scratching off lottery tickets and taking care of her flowers.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Oliver; and three sons, Todd (Joy) Oliver of La Crosse, Anthony (Kelly) Oliver of Holmen, Timothy (Bridget) Oliver of Junction City, KS; three granddaughters, Chelsey, Olivia and Cloe; sisters, Betty Kleppin of Milwaukee, Barbara (Doug) Schacht of South Dakota; brothers, Bruce (Margie) Bartschenfeld of Onalaska, Brian (Lori) Bartschenfeld of La Crosse; brother-in-law, Thomas (Karen) Oliver of Coon Valley and sister-in-law Georgann Carley of Beaumont, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter Cayla Oliver; two brothers-in-law, Erv Kleppin and Norman Oliver.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse. Condolences may be given at

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Seland Funeral Home & Cremation Services

204 Central Avenue, Coon Valley, WI 54623

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