Bonnie D. (Giles) Crippen, 87, of Tekamah NE

Bonnie D. (Giles) Crippen found peace Monday, April 1,2019 at the Crowell Home in Blair, Nebraska.

Bonnie was born June 4, 1931 in rural Tekamah, Nebraska to Darious and Pearl (Price) Giles. She attended country school and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1950. She married Sidney Crippen of Lyons, Nebraska on October 12, 1950. Three children were blessed to this union: Cheri, Teresa and Dee. Bonnie and Sidney lived in Tekamah, Blair, Stanton, Niobrara; for many years they worked as “Relief Managers” for Motel 6.

She worked as a housewife, waitress, nursing assistant and restaurant owner. Bonnie enjoyed cards, casino games, dancing and roller skating when she was young. Additionally, she loved visiting and being with her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Darious and Pearl; sisters, Daphne and Carma; brothers, Bobbie and Lonnie.

She is survived by her children: Cheri (Randy) Gregg of Seattle, WA, Teresa (Terry) Hanzlik of Omaha, NE and Dee (Laurie) Crippen of Fort Calhoun, NE; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Linda Caldwell and Wanda Blankenbeckler; brother, Kenny Giles; a host of relations and friends.

Private family services will be held. Burial at a later date.
Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah NE.
Memorials suggested to:


245 South 22nd Street
Blair, NE 68008


11207 West Dodge Road
Suite 250
Omaha, NE 68154
Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.


Bonnie Crippen

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