Bonnie Wainscott, 93, of Belvidere IL, passed away peacefully on September 4th at Lincolnshire Place Memory Care Facility in Loves Park IL.
She was born September 20, 1925 in Belvidere, and lived her entire life on property just west of town homesteaded by her maternal and paternal grandparents, the Tobynes and the Davis’s.
In 1949 Bonnie married Rolf Wainscott. They enjoyed fishing and took many trips together. Bonnie worked as a secretary and tax assessor while raising three children. In later years she assisted Rolf in his land appraisal business. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and enjoyed helping out at the Boone County Historical Society.
She loved her gardens, doing handwork, and watching the wildlife around the gravel quarry that now bears her name – Lake Bonita.
She is survived by her three children, Dan Wainscott of Belvidere, Terry Willcockson of Woodstock, and Rebecca Wainscott of Viroqua, WI, and her grandchildren Nathan and Katherine Willcockson and Merla Rose (Wainscott) Coen.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Flora Davis; and her husband Rolf.
A short visitation followed by a funeral service will be
held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and
Cremation Services. 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. Diane Banner will
Memorials in Bonnie’s name may be made to Ida Public Library. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.