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Bonnie Gail Bridley

December 8, 1940 — January 14, 2024

Moscow, Minnesota

Bonnie Gail Bridley

Bonnie Gail Bridley, age 83, of Moscow, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2024, at Good Samaritan Society – Comforcare in Austin, Minnesota. She was born on December 8,1940 in Arlington, Iowa to Arthur and Myra (Sweet) Jacobson. She was raised in London, Minnesota and attended Lyle High School. Bonnie married Leo Bridley on February 1, 1959, at Oakland Lutheran Church.  Following their union, she moved to the farm with Leo where they raised four children and tended to the daily needs of the farm. She always enjoyed helping with the cows and was known to get her hands dirty if they needed help with calving season. After her children grew up, she was a caretaker for some older women in the area that needed assistance. She would help them run errands, clean their homes, and provide company for them.  Bonnie enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading, and collecting antiques. She would fill her free time with refurbishing furniture, watching birds and spending time with family and friends. Bonnie will be remembered in the bright sundogs on a brisk winter morning and cardinal greetings at the bird feeders.

Bonnie is survived by daughter, Jodi (Tom) Adams of Hollandale, MN; sons, Taryl Bridley of Geneva, MN, Scott (Pam) Bridley of Moscow, MN, daughter- in-law, Karrie Butler-Bridley of Myrtle, MN; 6 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Dick Jacobson of Eden Prairie, MN, and Wayne (Elaine) Jacobson of Chisago, MN; sister, Myrna Gray of San Diego, CA; brother-in-law, Dean Bridley of Mazeppa, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur, and Myra Jacobson; stepfather, Jay Foss; husband, Leo Bridley in 2020; son, John “Jack” Bridley in 2023; infant son, James Dean Bridley; grandson, Lucas Bridley, brother, Larry Jacobson; and sister-in-law, Ellen Jacobson, Carol Bridley, Jeanette Junge and Betty (Gordon) Aspenson.

A memorial service for Bonnie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Oakland Lutheran Church in rural Albert Lea, Minnesota. A visitation will take place from 9:30-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be held in Oakland Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Albert Lea, Minnesota. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.
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