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Bonnie J. (Martin) Trachsel

July 17, 1934 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 84)

Longtime Goodland, KS resident, Bonnie June Trachsel, 84, passed away on February 26, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society-Sherman County in Goodland, KS.

Bonnie was born on July 17, 1934 in Brush, Colorado to Fred and Margaret (Tipton) Martin.  At the age of 6, Bonnie and her family moved to Goodland, where she attended school and graduated from Sherman County High School in 1953.

In 1954, Bonnie married W.J. Trachsel at the United Methodist Church in Goodland.  To this union, three children; Karlene, Charlene and Cleve were born.  Bonnie spent most of her life working as a farm and ranch wife, helping raise cattle and attend to things on the farm.  She was also an artist and a photographer. 

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Goodland where she was very active in many groups and committees and helped start the Prairie Dusters Riding Club.  She was also a 4-H Horse Superintendent and served on the committee for the Goodland Little Britches Rodeo.  Bonnie and W.J. were also named a Century Farming Family by the Sherman County Historical Society.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband W.J.

She is survived by her three children and their families; Karlene (Gary) Barricklow of Goodland, KS and their children Travis and Taylor Barrett; Charlene (David) Avila of Goodland, KS and their children Colleen (Jeremy) Jennings, Justeen Koehler and Luke Avila, and Cleve (Mellanie) Trachsel of Goodland, KS and his children Forrest, Dillon (Jen) and Kolt Trachsel.  She is also survived by three great-grandchildren; Jeren and Aiden Jennings and Blair Trachsel.


Donations may be made to:

Goodland United Methodist Church
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

Good Samaritan Society--Sherman County
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

Hospice Services of Sherman County
and may be left at the service or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735


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