Bonnie Krcil

Bonnie Krcil


October 31, 1942 - February 11, 2023


Bonnie Krcil, 80, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Friday, February 17, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at the Church with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

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Bonnie was born on October 31, 1942, in Mitchell to Lawrence and Viola (Kayser) Welker, and grew up on the farm near Emery. She attended St. Martin Grade School and Emery High School graduating in 1960. She graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1963. In 1984, Bonnie attended the University of Minnesota and received credentials in Advance Health Care Administration. She also attended South Dakota State University and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

On May 2nd, 1964, Bonnie was united in marriage to Jerry Krcil of Dante at St. Martin Catholic Church in Emery.

She was employed at Saint Joseph Hospital/Avera Queen of Peace for 44 years as a registered nurse in various positions. She received the Avera Nursing Outstanding Leadership Quality Award, the Avera Caring with Leadership Award, and was inducted into the South Dakota Nurses Association Hall of Fame. Bonnie was a member of the American Nurses Association, South Dakota Organization of Nurse Executives, Women of the Moose, Catholic Daughters of America, and the Holy Spirit Altar Society. She was also a member of the James Valley Community Center, the Friday “Lunch Bunch”, and a Monday night card group.

Bonnie was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and as other ministries.

She enjoyed golf, playing Mahjong, volunteering at the hospital, traveling, and watching Kernel and DWU Tiger basketball.

Grateful for sharing her life are her husband of 59 years, Jerry Krcil; two children: Kelly (Gary) Ruppert of Belvidere, NJ and Kevin (Kristina) Krcil of Norman, OK; four grandchildren: Leighton Mentzel, Brandon and Ryan Krcil, and Josephine Ruppert; one great grandchild, Elias Mentzel; one brother, Bill (Joleen) Welker, Sioux Falls, SD; her sister-in-law, Carol Krcil, Mitchell; Ann (Dick) Rysavy, Dante, SD, and Sharon (Larry) Johnson, Lake Andes, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Debbie, brothers-in-law, Lloyd Horacek, Harvey Fridrich, Vit Krcil, Chuck Krcil, and sister in-law, Adeline Fridrich.



Thursday, February 16, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, February 17, 2023
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Jan Quenzer on February 20, 2023
My sympathies to Bonnie's family.
Posted by Barb and Larry Zimmerman on February 17, 2023
So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady so enjoyed all of our years of playing cards together. Love prayers and strength to u all at this difficult time ❤️🌹
Posted by Jason Little on February 16, 2023
Bonnie was such a kind soul and a blessing in our lives.
Posted by Sandra Ruml on February 16, 2023
So sorry to see this. I worked at QOP 25 years and she was very respected and so warm and giving. My sympathy to her family. Will miss her at DWU games too.
Posted by Kim (Overbay) Satterlee on February 16, 2023
Kelly and Family, so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on February 16, 2023
Kelly, Kevin and families our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cherish the memories💛 May God hold you in His care in the coming days . Good parents raise great kids, well done Bonnie and Jerry🙏 💛🙏
Posted by Jen Larsen on February 15, 2023
Blessings to Bonnie’s family during this time.
Posted by Wes and Sherry Pierson on February 15, 2023
Jerry, we are so sad to hear this. We had many laughs on our golf road trips, and Bonnie had the best laugh of all!
Posted by Ms. Harriet J. Haggett on February 15, 2023
So sorry for your loss. I was a classmate at Sacred Heart School of Nursing
Posted by Dick & Ann Rysavy on February 15, 2023
All our sympathy to my dear brother & families. You will be lost without sweet Bonnie by your side as she has been for 59 years. Bonnie was like a breath of fresh air every time you visited with her. So kind and thoughtful. Your strong faith in God will get you thru this difficult time. Love to all. Bonnie will always be in our hearts.
Posted by Mark Young & Bob Shelton on February 14, 2023
Kelly, Holding you and your family in our thoughts.
Posted by Charolette Peterson on February 14, 2023
Sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family!
Posted by Judi Borcher on February 14, 2023
Jerry and family…you are in my prayers. I, too, was in nurses training with Bonnie, and remember good times. God bless and comfort you.
Posted by Phil Breidenbach on February 14, 2023
Bonnie was a wonderful person and I can’t believe she’s gone. My thoughts to Jerry, Kelly, Kevin and all of their family. She will be missed.
Posted by Sharon (Callies) McCarthy on February 14, 2023
We are so sorry to hear about Bonnie's passing. Our prayers go out to Jerry and all the family. I am one of Bonnie's classmates at Sacred Heart School of Nursing. We will all miss her at future get-togethers!
Posted by Rosaline Wootton on February 14, 2023
May Bonnie be at Peace and celebrating with the other Sacred Heart School of Nusiing Alumi. Jerry, sorry for your Loss.
Posted by Rick and Kim Swank on February 13, 2023
So very sorry to hear of Bonnie's passing. She was always such fun to0 be around and visit with. Our condolences, we are thinking of you all.
Posted by Barb Merkel on February 13, 2023
I also attended nursing school with Bonnie! She was always so much fun! My deepest sympathy to her family. Bonnie rest in peace!
Posted by Charlotte bohlin on February 13, 2023
Our sympathy. Had many fond memories of our days at sacred heart nursing in Yankton sd
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on February 13, 2023
We are so sorry to hear of your beloved Bonnie's passing, and sad that we can not be there with you to give you our hugs for strength to get thru these difficult days.

We, the Shafer family, are all in Hawaii & regret we won't be there to attend her celebration of life.

We send prayers and love, and hope you find Peace & Comfort in the fine memories you have of life with Bonnie. We have many of those same memories of our Kernel Basketball games, card games galore, & trips together to Hawaii, Mexico & the house we all stayed at for a month in Rockport, TX, & our family gatherings, especially the New Year's Eve celebrations with all our families together to bring in the new year.

May she enjoy the rewards of heaven she so deserves.

See you in April Jerry.
Posted by Diane & Bryan Slaba on February 13, 2023
Jerry, We are so sorry for your loss of Bonnie. Our thoughts and prayers for your family.
Posted by Elwin Hohn on February 13, 2023
My deepest sympathy to the Krcil families, my late wife Rosalie did childcare for both Kelly and Kevin, Rosalie could always set her clock , as Bonnie was never late. Bonnie will truly be missed.
Posted by Sandy Kuchta on February 13, 2023
Only good memories of Sacred Heart Nursing School days.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen(Jack) on February 13, 2023
Jerry and family, I'm so very sorry to hear of Bonnie's passing. I will miss seeing her at the Moose. I pray that God comforts all of you during this difficult time
Posted by Jane Slowey on February 13, 2023
I went to nursing school with Bonnie and I’m thinking of you and your family.
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