Bonnie Nicolai
October 11, 1942 - September 24, 2020

Bonnie Nicolai

Bonnie Nicolai
Oct 11, 1942 - Sep 24, 2020

Bonnie Nicolai

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Bonnie Nicolai was called home to her Lord on Thursday, September 24, 2020 after a long-standing and severe battle with an autoimmune disease (Lupus).

A private family service will be held. To view the private service from home, please click the following link on Saturday, October 10, 2020, after 5 p.m.

The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or PEO Scholarship fund in Bonnie's name. Online Condolences:

Bonnie was born on October 11, 1942, in Montevideo Minnesota, daughter of Bennie and Junice Benson and graduated from Sacred Heart Highschool, Class of 1960. She went on to complete her education as a dental hygienist from the University of Minnesota in 1962 and worked in the profession for over 30 thirty years as both a hygienist and office manager. Bonnie married Robert (Bob) A. Nicolai on December 15, 1962. They have two daughters, Cynthia and Christine (Tina).

Bonnie spent her younger years volunteering for Camp Fire Girls, 4-H, PTA and teaching Sunday School. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church for the past 30 years and enjoyed sewing, hardanger embroidery, knitting, reading and home decorating. Later in life she shared joy and concern for others through her passion for card making. Bonnie enjoyed fellowship and friendship as a member of several women's groups, including the PEO International sisterhood, Keystone and her Joy Circle of Zion Lutheran Church.

Those left to honor her memory include her loving husband of 57 years, Bob Nicolai of Muscatine, IA; her two daughters, Cindy Pierson, (Mark) of Iowa City, IA; Tina Wixom, (Jeff) of Mesa, AZ; siblings Steven Benson (Pam) of Renville, MN; Kevin Benson (Sue) of West Fargo, ND; four grandchildren, KateLyn Tedrick (CJ) of Davenport, IA; Brett Pierson of Chicago, IL; Brandon Domer of Muscatine, IA; Kathryn Pierson of St. Paul, MN; two great-grandchildren Isabella and Wyatt Tedrick.

She is preceded in death by her parents.


Kevin & Sue Benson on Oct 7, 2020

A special time at the lake

Sandy Wendel on Oct 5, 2020

Bob and family, I have had the pleasure of being Bob and Bonnie's back door neighbor for the last15 years. Bonnie was such a joy to visit with, always smiling.. She loved talking to and watching my dog Piper out in my yard. I will miss her smiling face over the back yard fence.. RIP Bonnie, no more pain..God Bless You. Sandy Wendel

Dyann Roby on Sep 25, 2020

May Christ's promise of resurrection grant comfort and peace to all who mourn Bonnie's memories. Rest in peace, Bonnie. Dyann & Dave Roby



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