Bonnie McDonald, 91, of Langdon, ND passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Langdon Prairie Health in Langdon. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Langdon. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Bonnie Balsdon was born August 29, 1930 to Alvin and Margaret (Mirehouse) Balsdon on the family farm near Osnabrock, the 6th of 12 children. She attended grade school at Hay Township and graduated from Langdon High School in 1948.
On June 20, 1950 she was married to Frank McDaniel on the Balsdon family farm. They made their home in Langdon and were blessed with four daughters, Joan in 1956, Judy in 1957, Jean in 1958 and Jane in 1964.
Bonnie was employed by National Food, the Soil Conservation during the summer months, and was the bookkeeper at the Langdon Clinic until her retirement in 1995.
Bonnie and Frank enjoyed many years of curling, fishing and square dancing with the Border Belles & Beaus. She was a member of the Eastern Star and became Worthy Matron. She served as Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls. Bonnie was a member of the United Methodist Church and served on several committees. She also enjoyed hobby club, embroidery and making quilts for her daughters and grandchildren.
On July 1, 1994 Bonnie married Dale McDonald. They enjoyed traveling to Texas and Arizona during the winter months. They also ventured to Alaska with their 5th wheel. They enjoyed making the rounds to visit their children and grandchildren until Bonnie’s health didn’t allow it.
Bonnie is survived by her husband Dale, daughters Judy (Mike) Page, Jean Sanborn, Jane Mikkelsen (Arnold Rodakowski), step-children Doug (Phyllis) McDonald and Joni (Allen) Mirehouse, grandchildren Jessica (Webster) Carlin, Branon (Aura) Page, Michael (Kara) Page, Josh Sanborn, Sarah (Julian) Hogervorst, Zach (Tanya) Mikkelsen, Katie (Kevin) Burns, and nine step-grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several step great grandchildren. Sisters Irene Simons, Ethel Girodat and Patricia (Karl) Knudsen and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Frank, daughter Joan Kennedy, son-in-law Jeff Mikkelsen, brothers and sisters-in-law Bob (Irene) Balsdon, Howard (Doris) Balsdon, Ole (Delores) Balsdon, Jack (Genevieve) Balsdon, Jim (Doris) Balsdon, Bill (JoAnn) Balsdon, sisters and brothers-in-law Barbara (Irvin) Reinke, Delores (Donald) Girodat, Harold McDaniel, Frank Simons, Arnold Girodat and Curtis Knight, step-children David McDonald and Gary McDonald.