She also loved dogs, motorcycle rides, musicals, and reading.
Nothing made Bonni happier than spending time with her family.
She spent many hours watching her children and grandchildren perform in concerts, dance recitals, musicals and various sporting events.
Visitation: Friday for one hour before the funeral at the church. Carrie was a self-proclaimed trauma junky; the scanner was always on.
EMS was always a big part of her life, even long after an injury and physical limitations ended her career in EMS.
She graduated from Bemidji State University where she met her husband, Valdin Val Buchmeier, and they were married in 1973.
They started their family together in Saint Cloud, MN where they had 6 wonderful children. Cloud, Bonni taught math at Saints Peter and Paul middle school and was very involved in the church community.
She and Val enjoyed traveling the country with the free time on their hands, which included empty nesters weekends.
She spent a lot of her spare time doing the things she loved: shopping, reading, watching movies, attending concerts, playing games with the family and most of all, spending quality time with her grandchildren.
Unfortunately, Carrie was no stranger to pain and discomfort, suffering from a long list of various injuries and ailments during her life.
Carrie was born with a form of Ehler-Danlos, a syndrome that involves loose joints, super elastic skin and freakish flexibility, among many other things.
She is survived by her loving husband Val of 44 years; children Heidi (Brian) Veith, their children Haydn and Cole, Justin (Shonna) Buchmeier, their children Colin and Emma, Kyle (Paige) Buchmeier, their child Avery, Eric (Lindsay) Buchmeier, their children Adalyn and Logan, Rachel Buchmeier and Alisyn Buchmeier. Thursday, February 8, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. She grew up in Crookston, Minnesota and graduated from Crookston High School in 1985.