Our Savior Jesus Christ, through his death and resurrection, has paid the price for our redemption. Let us remember with love and thanksgiving what God has done by granting eternal life to His servant Bonnie Oestreich.\nBonnie Jean Kearns was born on July 13, 1923 in Fact, Kansas, to George and Bertha (Mickle) Kearns. She attended school through the eighth grade and later received her GED. On August 26, 1944, she eloped and was united in marriage to Wilbur H "Pete" Oestreich while he was on weekend furlough in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was a union that lasted 74 years until Pete's death on September 18, 2018.\nTogether they owned a dance hall called the Club Royal in Linn, Kansas, before the couple and three young children (Wesley, Wayne and Denise) moved to Beatrice, NE. While living in Beatrice, Bonnie was a busy mother and homemaker. Over the coming years, their fourth child (Donnetta) was added to the family. Bonnie became an accomplished cake decorator and pie maker. She worked in several local cafes as cook and pie maker; among them were Beatrice Good Samaritan, Eleanor's Cafe, Daylight Donut, Henry's Bowl, Country Club and the Beatrice Sale Barn. She became a supplier of homemade pies to countless neighbors and women's clubs. It was not uncommon for her bake more than a dozen pies in a morning.\nShe and Pete enjoyed square dancing, card clubs and many dinners and benefits supporting St. Paul's Lutheran School. Later in life she crocheted many afghans for grandchildren and spent hours with her two daughters and Pete making craft items to sell at local Craft Fairs.\nOn the evening of March 27, 2022, God peacefully called Bonnie home to heaven at the age of 98 years, 8 months. She is survived by their four children: Wesley Oestreich and wife Linda E. of Lincoln, NE; Wayne Oestreich and wife Linda L. of Beatrice, NE; Denise Spilker and husband Kirk of Virginia, NE; and Donnetta Hajek and husband Ted of Odell, NE; grandchildren: John (Dannielle) Oestreich and Jeremy (Leslie) Oestreich; Wade (Renee) Oestreich and Jared (Nina) Oestreich; Joe (Wendy) Matulka, Angie (Kenny) Pence, Greg Matulka, Jr.; Darcie Spilker and Jess Dunn, Dustin (Kim) Spilker; Alyssa Hajek, Brianna Hajek, and Kelsey (Alec) Dunn. Great grandchildren: Mackenzie, Tucker, Tripp; Tori (Chris), Austin, Madison, Connor; Riley, Breagan, Evahlee; Justin, Grace, Emma; Nathan and Kristin; Kaden and Kaleb. Great-great grandchildren: Addylynn, Bentley, and Charli. Also, one brother-in-law, Clarence Oestreich; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends.\nBonnie is preceded in death by her parents George and Bertha Kearns, husband Wilbur "Pete", sister Lucy Veatch, brother Elmer Kearns, 4 sisters-in-law, and 2 brothers-in-law.\nThe Lord gives, and the Lord takes away; Blessed be the name of the Lord! We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord, for the life of care and nurturing provided by our mother Bonnie.\nFuneral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, March 31, 2022 at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beatrice with Reverend Daryn Bahn officiating. These services will also be Livestreamed on the funeral home Facebook page. Interment in the Evergreen Home Cemetery. The body will lie in state Wednesday from 11:00-8:00 at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with the family greeting friends from 6-7:30 PM, and in state at the church one hour preceding the service on Thursday. Family prayer service will be held at 10:15 AM Thursday at the church. Memorial to the family's choice for future designation with the funeral home in charge. Sign Bonnie's online guestbook and view her video tribute when completed at www.ghchapel.com.\nThese services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.