Archive for Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Obituary: Bonnie Delores (Lukowski) Dillin


January 28, 2004

Services for Bonnie Delores (Lukowski) Dillin, 67, Amarillo, Texas, were Jan. 19, 2004, at First United Methodist Church of Canyon, Texas, with the Revs. Clark Williams and Donna Johnston officiating. Burial was in Dreamland Cemetery.

Mrs. Dillin died Jan. 15. She was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Domonic and Linnie Lukowski.

When she was 6, her family moved to Maxwell, Neb., where they leased a farm and ranch operation.

She graduated from Maxwell High School and in 1955, and graduated from Central Business College in Denver.

She then returned home and worked at the ASC office in North Platte.

In 1957, she married Robert Dillin in the Catholic Church in North Platte. In 1957, they moved to the Hansen Ranch at Keystone, Neb., where she helped with ranch life for the next 37 years.

She served as a 4-H leader, held office in the extension club, library club and she was a member of the Altar Society in Ogallala, Neb.

Besides being a ranch wife and cook, she worked at the Holiday Inn, Lamberts Building Center and First National Bank in Ogallala.

In 1994 Bob and Bonnie moved to Amarillo, Texas, to semi-retire.

She worked for a short period of time at Coulter Gardens. In 1995 she worked for a pharmaceutical company.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Dillin, Amarillo; two daughters, Amy Smith Hibner, Springer, N.M., and Barbara Lin Wagner, Williston, N.D.; a son, Clark Allen Dillin, Granbury, Texas; two sisters, Kathy Eiler, Reno, Nev., and Teddy Waugh, of Paxton, Neb.; her mother, Linnie Herrmann, Tonganoxie; a brother, Dennis Lukowski, Tonganoxie; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Baptist St. Anthony's Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79176, or Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79106.

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