Phyllis Bunn, 92, Charles City

Phyllis Bunn, 92, of Charles City, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.

A memorial service for Phyllis Bunn will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Hauser Funeral Home with Pastor Norman Bauer from Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Inurnment will be at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in rural Charles City.

A gathering of family and friends will take place one hour prior to the service at Hauser Funeral Home on Saturday.

Phyllis Erma (Martens) Bunn, the daughter of Arthur and Elfreda (Stock) Martens, was born on January 31, 1926 in Charles City, Iowa. Phyllis attended schools in Charles City and graduated in 1947. She was united in marriage to Mason Bunn on August 16, 1947 at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charles City.

Phyllis was a great mom and homemaker. She had various jobs as her children got older, but always cherished her job as a mother and grandmother. She was a member of the VFW, Senior Center, and Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Phyllis enjoyed shopping, reading, playing cards (especially 500), and playing games with her grandchildren.

Living family members include her children: Linda (Gary) Gerritson of Drakesville, Vernette (Robert) Stewart of Ionia, Steve (Michelle) Bunn of Cedar Rapids, and Cherri Bonwell of Mason City; grandchildren: Michelle (Brian) Shimek, Michael (Andrea) Gerritson, Dustin (Jen) Stewart, Nick (Christine) Stewart, Jason (Vicky) Bunn, Angela (Shane) Sonksen, Kelly (Mike) Westbrook, Ben (Jen) Bunn, Melissa (Collin) Geronzin, Beau (fiancé Markeisha) Kluth, Camrean (Jackie) Bonwell, and Jodi Bergen; 30 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Mary Lou Bard, and son-in-law, Denis Bonwell.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for the family at


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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