Floral 07

Bonnie Loyd

February 18, 1938 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Bonnie Loyd Obituary

Graveside services for Bonnie Loyd, age 86, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Hope Cemetery in Newman Grove, Nebraska. Kevin Larson will officiate.

Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2024, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue, in Norfolk

Home for Funerals in Norfolk is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie died Monday, February 26, 2024, at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk.

Bonnie J. Loyd, daughter of Albert and Pauline (Owens) Nelson, was born February 18, 1938, at Newman Grove, Nebraska. Bonnie graduated from Newman Grove High School.

Bonnie married Glen Gotschall in 1955 and they were blessed with two sons, Mark and Michael. After Glen was discharged from the service, they lived in Broken Bow, Prairie Village, Kansas, Arvada, Colorado, and later in Newman Grove. Glen passed away in 1973. Bonnie married Gene Loyd in 1974, and they were blessed with a son, Steve. She loved her family more than anything and cared for her beloved grandchildren as if they were her own.

A devoted Elvis fan, Bonnie’s dreams came true when she got to see him live in Denver! She also loved animals, especially dogs and squirrels. At one time, she bottle-fed and raised a baby squirrel she named Peanut. Bonnie later inherited a dog grooming business where she groomed and boarded local dogs for over 20 years.

Bonnie was a handywoman, always building and making things, and was affectionately known in her family as the “female Bob Vila.”

She is survived by her sons, Mark (Connie) Gotschall and Steve Loyd; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; son, Michael Gotschall in 2022; and her brother, Marvin.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bonnie Loyd, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Bonnie Loyd?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Bonnie's memory.


March 1, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Graveside Service
March 2, 2024

2:00 PM
Hope Cemetery, Newman Grove, Nebraska, Norfolk


© 2024 Home for Funerals. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility