November 3, 1943 - December 19, 2018
Bonnie Diane Kurylo (Skaare) was born on November 3, 1943. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 19, 2018. She often said, “If the sun is shining, it’s a good day,” and in her final moments, the sun came out from behind the clouds and kissed her face. Family was the most important part of life to Bonnie, and she was preceded in death by her parents Helene (Hansen) and Erling Skaare as well as her sisters Barbara Hopp and Arlene Hanson. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert; her daughter Lisa (Dave) Hlavin; her son Mark (Tammy) Kurylo, and grandchildren Drew Kurylo and Briana and Colin Newton; and her sister, Beverly Woolsey (Jack). Bonnie is also survived by many dear cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She loved dogs, especially her recently deceased buddy, Spunky. Bonnie grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She would often share her fond memories of being with family and friends in Fox River Grove as a child. She married Bob on September 7, 1963. Bonnie worked in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster for many years, most recently at Carl E. Mellen Insurance in Waukegan, IL. When it was time for her to retire, she often missed going to work because she really enjoyed it. Bonnie adored the Chicago Cubs, and watched all of their games. That was one of the perks of retirement! Elvis was her very favorite musician always. As far as movies go, she once stated, “If a movie has Morgan Freeman, Leonardo DiCaprio or Mark Wahlberg in it, it will be a good movie.” Bonnie loved to go “gallivanting”, which amounted to cruising around with her husband Bob, son Mark, or daughter Lisa out to eat, or maybe for coffee in the Dunkin’ at Walmart. One of her most enjoyed places was Dollar Tree, where she could find treasures galore. Everywhere she went, people loved Bonnie. She was humble, determined and believed in appreciating the simple things. Her sunny smile and laugh made it easy for others to love her, and will live on in those she loved. Services were held privately.
Bonnie Diane Kurylo (Skaare) was born on November 3, 1943. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 19, 2018. She often said, “If the sun is shining, it’s a good day,”... View Obituary & Service Information
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