Bonnie J. (Ryan) Caudill Gilpin

December 20, 1937 ~ October 6, 2019 (age 81)


Bonnie J. (Ryan) Caudill Gilpin, 81, of Wolbach, died on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska.


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Wolbach, Nebraska. 


Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Wolbach EMTs and Fire Department or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley.


Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.


Bonnie was born on December 20, 1937 in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska to William and Elsie (Micheel) Ryan. She was raised east of Wolbach and attended the Wolbach Cottonwood country school. She graduated from Wolbach High School in 1955. 


She was united in marriage to Richard Caudill on February 12, 1955 in Wolbach. The couple lived in Oakland, California from 1956 - 1958, and then returned to Wolbach. She worked as a telephone operator in Grand Island. She was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Gilpin on December 26, 1974 in St. Paul. She worked as a secretary for Wolbach Public Schools from 1970 - 1984. She then worked at Northwest High School. She was the Village Clerk in Wolbachfrom 1988 until her death.


Bonnie’s greatest enjoyment was being with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed attending their various activities and family get-togethers. She also enjoyed traveling and dancing.


Bonnie was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wolbach. She was also a member of the Heartland Clerks Association and the Nebraska Clerks Association.


Those left to cherish her memory include her sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Kim Caudill of Wolbach, Marvin and Patty Caudill of Wolbach; daughters, Lorraine Vitek of Corpus Christi, Texas, Carol Caudill of Wolbach, Lois Nordhues of Greeley; daughter-in-law, Rita Roehrs of Cozad; brother, Jim Ryan of Wolbach; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Larry Klein of Hastings; sister-in-law, Marie Ryan of Wolbach; brother-in-law, Ted Tomlinson of Sheridan, Wyoming; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Delores Caudill, of Dakota City; and sister-in-law, Laura Jean O’Connor of Papillion; 24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.


Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; great-grandson, Dezan Soto.


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October 13, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Greeley)

Mass of Christian Burial
October 14, 2019

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Greeley)

October 14, 2019

12:00 PM
Hillside Cemetery, Nebraska, Wolbach

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