Richard Eugene Bonawitz

November 11, 1939November 25, 2018

Richard Eugene Bonawitz, 79, was born to Henry Bonawitz and Betty Kimball, deceased, in Kansas . Brothers and sisters in this blended family are, Julie Wuthrick, Robert Bonawitz, Steve and Dennis Kimbell, Pat Metcalf and Sharon Dykeman. The family lived in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Richard was a member of the United States Navy from 1956-1960 and served on the aircraft carrier, Lexington CVA 16. He married Joan Regier in December of 1967. Richard worked in Linen Supply most of his career years traveling in Northern Colorado and Wyoming as a Sales and Service manager being dedicated to, and enjoying his work immensely. He was a life-long learner being an avid reader and enjoyed water skiing and ice-skating. He was a good father to their two sons, devoted husband, and loved grandfather of four, Kyle and Logan, (Brian and Sandi, Loveland) Casey and Brent , (Kelley and Vickie Bonawitz of Tennessee). He was an ambassador at Foundations Church of Loveland.

The family is thankful for God's grace each step of the way and for the wonderful Pathways guidance and assistance given in the ending months of his extended health battle. He left this world with his family bedside him at the Hospice Care Center. He was strong, resilient and a productive member of the work force and was most supportive of his work team, friends and family. He lived his life with its health challenges with vigor while at the same time with grace. His love of God, family, and dry sense of humor will be missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pathways Hospice or Foundations Church in Loveland.


  • Pathways Hospice
  • Foundations Church


  • Memorial Service Monday, December 3, 2018

Richard Eugene Bonawitz

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Lou and Sandy Gilman

December 3, 2018

Wishing we could be there to help out and give you a big hug.
The care you gave Dick during his long illness has been an inspiration to us of Christian love.
Rejoicing that Dick is in glory!!
Love always,
Lou and Sandy

Marilyn Hasler

December 2, 2018

Dear Cousin Joan, and family,
My heart and thoughts are with you as you go through this sad time of loss and grieving of your dear husband and father.
He has gone now to live in his mansion in heaven. And you will meet again.
Death is always sad for family and friends. And you will always miss him,
but one comforting thought.....Ecclesiastes 3 says, 'There is a right time for everything:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
A time to cry and a time to laugh,
A time to grieve, and a time to dance." (paraphrased from 'The Living Bible')

Those we love never truly leave us.

Joan, you will grieve, but may you also find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have
of Dick and all the good times you had together. This will help you smile again.
I send you my sympathy and love,
your cousin Marilyn

Diane and Lee Jacobson

December 2, 2018

We so enjoyed Dick’s dry wit, he and Joan have been dear friends for many years. We know he and Joan shared a strong faith in our Lord and Saviour..
Lee enjoyed bowling with Dick for a season. We grieve your loss sweet Joan and family. Diane and Lee

Nancy Adler

November 30, 2018

Know that prayers continue for you and family through this time of sorrow. Caring for a loved one through a long illness is never easy and often trying on the entire family. Joan, you've been a strong pillar for your family, but also know your church family is here to support you and your family in whatever way you need. May God's strength, grace and mercy surround you all.

Prayerfully yours,

Nancy Adler

Marla alvarez (Hergenreder)

November 30, 2018

Joan,my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your husband,your in my thoughts and prayers,may God confirm you in the days ahead

Sandy Maeda

November 30, 2018

Dear Joan,
I know Dick is with Jesus!
You have been a faithful wife and caretaker!
Sorry I won't be able to attend Dick's service Monday!
Larry is getting his 8th shot in right eye for wet macular degeneration at 1 pm in Lafayette
I miss you and our Thursday Bible Studies!
Abba Father, Jesus our Savior and Holy Spirit be with Joan and family missing Dick!

ron woodall

November 29, 2018

Judy and I have mixed emotions with Dick's passing. We know he was in great pain for a long time, and that's difficult on every member of the family. We also know and have the reassurance now that he is without pain and in a better place with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
We didn't know Dick that well, as he seemed to be kind of a private guy. I can relate to him being at several Men's Breakfasts and generally sitting with just a few of the guys. I am kind of a private guy myself!
Dick was one of the good guys, with his service to our Nation and being an Ambassador in the church.
Judy and I hope the memories you have shared with your (life's companion) will sustain you and your family for years to come, and one day meet again in a better place.
Take care of yourself
Ron and Judy