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Memorial Service

Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
Tuesday June 21st, 2022

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Bessie Bonthuis

Bessie (Miller) Bonthuis age 92, of Ravenna, was called to Our Lord and Savior Thursday June 16th, 2022 at home with family by her side.  She was loved by all and known as Grandma Moo Moo to many.  She opened her arms and home to anyone that wanted to visit and her days were spent taking care of others. Grandma Moo Moo was known for her cinnamon rolls, care free attitude, love for her family, hummingbirds, angels, puzzles, western movies, and cards.  The hummingbird taught her valuable lessons to sip the sweet memories, let your true colors glow, to just wing it, and to keep your visits short and sweet.  Whenever you see a hummingbird think of Grandma Moo Moo.

Bessie is survived by her 5 children John Bonthuis and Lori Dulyea, Jim Bonthuis, Bryan and Sandy (Bonthuis) Patterson, Gary and Sharon (Bonthuis) Jerue, Dave Bonthuis and Jennifer Kaiser.  Her 18 grandchildren Allen and Jill Bonthuis, Joe and Jamie Bonthuis, Cory and Elizabeth Ford, Josh and Jamie McNees, Amy Reeder, Chad Patterson, Evan and Alyssa Patterson, Christopher and Lauren Bauer, Brandon Jerue, Jessica Jerue, Travis and Sydney Jerue, Josh and Meghan Haverkamp, Chelsey Bonthuis, Nathan Bonthuis, Nicole Zatalokin, Keith (Sara) Zatalokin, Amanda Zatalokin, Catherine Ortquist.  Her 34 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

Bessie was proceeded in death by her husband Robert Bonthuis, son Jerry Bonthuis, and numerous family members.

The family will be receiving visitors at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10:00am to 11:30am. A memorial service will be held at 11:30am at the funeral home with Pastor Don VanSlyke officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Ravenna Fire Department or MARS.

Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook.

The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511

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We had the Best times having sleep overs and night time swims. thing that will be passed down to my kids

Nicole Zatalokin Jun 20 2022 6:33 PM

So sorry to hear of Bess' passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sandy and entire family. Even though I haven't seen Bess in years, her influence stays in my heart.

Tery Lieffers Jun 18 2022 12:48 PM

I have many fond memories. She brought many, many delicious lunches out to the field. I will miss her and her sense of humor.

Matt Kempf Jun 17 2022 2:11 PM