SUBLETTE — Carol Ann (Bernardini) Bonnell, 78, of Sublette, passed away Jan. 5, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Hall in Sublette
from 4 to 7 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday Jan. 11, 2023 at 11 a.m., in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with the Rev. Randy Fronek officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after and burial will take place at a later date.
Wasmer Funeral Home is privileged to assist the family.
Carol was born Sept. 23, 1944, in Ottawa to James and Ida (Mooney) Bernardini, the eldest of three daughters. Carol married Harold Bonnell on Feb. 23, 1963 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ottawa. They resided in Sublette for 59 years where they raised their four "daughter lovelies."
She graduated from Ottawa Marquette High School and years later furthered her education at Sauk Valley Community College earning her RN degree. After earning her nursing degree, Carol worked doing what she loved most, taking care of people. She worked at Mendota Community Hospital, both Mendota Nursing Homes, and KSB Hospital Dixon. During this time, she enhanced her skills by obtaining her EMT certification, and volunteered on the Sublette Fire Department. Carol was active in St. Anne's Sodality at Our Lady of Perpetual Church, and was
Sublette Fire Belle. Carol loved spending time with all her children and grandchildren. in her spare moments she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing and reading. The depth of love Harold and Carol shared was reflected in the loving care she received from him in her final months.
Carol will be missed by her husband, Harold of Sublette; daughters, Leslie (Matt) Motter, of LaMoille, Bernadine (Jim) Schielein, of Dixon, Christina (Chris) Becker, of Amboy and Jennifer Bonnell, of Sublette; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marsha Bernardi, of Streator.
She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Pamela White.
Memorials may be directed to OSF Hospice, 4106 Veterans Drive, Ottawa, Illinois 61350, or the charity of their choice.
Condolences may be left on wasmerfuneralhome.com.