Bonnie K. Kandt, 71

Bonnie Kay (Luthens) Kandt, age 71, of Hutchinson, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

She was born Feb. 3, 1948, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Eldor H. and Stella (Krueger) Luthens.

Bonnie was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township. Following instruction in the Lutheran Catechism, she was confirmed in the Christian faith at the same church by the Rev. John Beck.

Bonnie graduated from Cosmos High School May 23, 1965.

She and Randy Kandt were joined in holy marriage Feb. 13, 1971, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township. The Rev. Werner Wetzstein performed the ceremony.

God blessed their marriage with two children: Paige and Jay.

Bonnie was currently a faithful member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

She was formerly employed at 3M in Hutchinson, as a bookkeeper at Barrick Well Company, and as a teller at Firstate Federal and at Novation Credit Union. She retired from Novation in 2008, after 19 years of employment there.

Bonnie enjoyed reading, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, Randy L. Kandt; children: Paige White of Chicago, and her significant other Derick Cobb; and Jay Kandt of Buffalo Lake; siblings Bruce (Nancy) Luthens of Hutchinson, and Nancy (Richard) Kurth of Stewart; a sister-in-law, Janyce Anderson of Bloomington; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with the Rev. Gerhard H. Bode officiating. Paul Otte was the organist for the service. Inurnment followed at Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

There was a time of gathering Friday, Dec. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, continuing Saturday one hour prior to the services.

Emma Luthens was the urn bearer.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

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