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Donald Asa Bonthuis

Donald Asa Bonthuis age 85, of Ravenna, MI died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born on August 7, 1931 in Moorland Township, MI to the late Clarence and Hendrika (Sterken) Bonthuis. He served in the United States Army. He married Adeline “Peg†M. (Cole) Bonthuis on September 22, 1951 in Muskegon Heights, MI. He was the Owner of Don’s Heating & Cooling. He loved woodworking, helping others and spending time with his family. He was a member of the American Legion Post #297 for 60+ Years. Donald is survived by his wife of 65+ years: Adeline “Peg†M. Bonthuis of Ravenna, Daughter: Ellen M. (Greg) Slater of Coopersville. 3 Grandchildren: Matt, Ambre and Stephanie. 6 Great Grandchildren: Audrey, Anna, Parker, Jaidah, Gavin and Isaac. 1 Sister: Betty Marshall of Missouri. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Daughter: Carol Bombardier, 1 Brother: Robert Bonthuis, 3 Sisters: Jeanette Bonthuis, Evelyn Nardin and Fern Bowers. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:00pm at the St. Catherines Catholic Church in Ravenna with Father Fred Brucker celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery. The family will be at St. Catherines Catholic Hall on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. Rosary will be prayed at 8:00pm. The family will be at the church on Saturday 1 hour to service to greet friends. Memorials may be directed to: Ravenna American Legion. 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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Prayers for you & your family during this time of your loss.

Gary Ruud Jul 23 2017 6:16 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this time.

Judy Sobers Jul 23 2017 6:09 PM

Peg and family we are so sorry for your loss.Don was a great person and a big asset to our town.

Wayne and Teddi Jul 21 2017 6:05 PM

So sorry for your loss. Don was like a second dad to me. He will always be in my heart a long with you Peggy. I enjoyed talking to him and you each month. Many prayers going out to the family.

Connie Bonter Stuker Jul 20 2017 7:30 PM

Dear Peg and family, Linda and I extend our sympathy to you. Don has been a friend and mentor for many years, and will always be remembered for his assistance,guidance, and friendship. Your family is in our prayers. Dutch

Howard and Linda Miller Jul 20 2017 9:42 AM

Dear Peg and Family You are in my thoughts and prayers at the time. Don was a super great man, and am proud to have known him for so many years.

Donna Rieckmann Jul 19 2017 3:13 PM

Mrs. Bonthuis, Ellen and family--I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bonthuis was a kind, gentle and very loving neighbor of many years growing up on Blackmer Road. Whenever I came over to play, he always said, "Hi, Nance." I will never forget his warmth and gentleness. May the Lord comfort you and be close to your hearts at this tiime.

Nancy Lonnee Shope Jul 19 2017 2:22 PM

Ellen and family, So very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Dee Marshall Carlson Jul 19 2017 1:54 PM