With deep sadness, husband Paul and daughter Amanda announce the passing of Bonnie A. Nelson, Associate Professor Emerita of English, on July 8, 2019. She was a devoted mother to Amanda and Matt, who died three years ago, and a loving partner to Paul.
Bonnie was an advocate for the inclusion of all in the life of Kansas State University, ensuring that excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative activity, and service received due recognition and reward. She was especially a fierce champion of women’s issues and fostered the academic and professional development of students and colleagues.
She was laid to rest on Wednesday, July 10 in Welcome Cemetery, south of Manhattan, Kansas. A memorial honoring Bonnie will be held in the fall. Details will be forthcoming.