Bonnie Carls Schwan
August 18, 1942—November 27, 2017
ACWORTH, GA.—Bonnie L. Schwan passed away peacefully in Acworth, Georgia on November 27, 2017 after a long illness.
She was born on August 18, 1942 in Racine, Wisconsin to the late W. Vernon and Lorraine Carls. Bonnie moved to Georgia in 2016 after living in Great Falls, Virginia for the previous 38 years. She is survived by her husband, Carl Schwan; step-children Amber (Sean) Barry and Scott (Amy) Schwan; six grandchildren ; her brother W. Ronald (Mary) Carls; and their children, W. Thomas (Cory Ann) Carls, Tamara (Gary) Shortess, Timothy (Franca) Carls, and Trish (Darrell) Howard, all of whom Bonnie was particularly close.
Bonnie attended St. Catherine’s High School, class of ‘60. After graduating from Dominican College in Racine she taught at the elementary level for over 20 years in Wisconsin, Hawaii, and the Washington D.C. area.
Bonnie will be greatly missed by her family and her very many friends. Visitation will be held at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, in Georgia (www.WinkenhoferPineRidgeFuneralHome.com), on Monday, December 4, 2017, followed by a Catholic burial service.