Bonnie Jean Doutree

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died May 22, 2019

Bonnie Jean Doutree, age 61, of Gladstone passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at home with her family by her side.

Bonnie was born Febraury 23, 1958 in Escanaba, the daughter of Ernest and Connie (Mayotte) Bernard. She was united in marriage to Allen Doutree on May 29, 1982 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba. Bonnie worked as a bookkeeper with First National Bank in Escanaba for many years. She enjoyed camping, water skiing, board games, gardening, cooking, baking, going to the casino and spending time with her family.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Allen of Gladstone; children, Andrew (Karin) Doutree of Gladstone, Bradley (Anna) Doutree of Lansing, MI and Sarah Doutree of Gladstone; grandchildren, Kalli, Matthew, Ella, Aurora, Adalay and Henry; sister, Carol (Bill) Tellefsen of Arizona; a niece, Tina and a nephew, Chad.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 29 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Memorial services will follow at 5:00 PM with Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. A luncheon will be held following the services at the Gladstone American Legion Post 71. Bonnie will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.

4 Tributes for “Bonnie Jean Doutree

    Al, Andy and family-
    So sorry to learn of Bonnie’s passing.
    You are all in our prayers.
    John and Suzanne Coyne

    Loosing my sister is like … a part of me is missing. I long so much to see & talk with her again, my heart aches. So suddenly she took a turn for the worst, & it went so fast from there. Unfortunately, in 2013, Bill & I moved to Arizona; 2,000 miles apart. Needless to say, our “phone time” was very important to us; often we’d chat for hours; playing catch-up, laughing, sharing fun things, & sometimes sad. But those calls meant so much to us. I’ll greatly miss our close loving Sister relationship. I made plane reservations as soon as possible to be by her side, but “time & unforeseen occurrence,” stepped in our way, & sadly my sister Bonnie slipped away that following day. She wasn’t suppose to leave sooo soon Bonnie endured gracefully throughout her difficult illness.. She was very brave, & wanted to be strong for her family; not seeing them anguish. She loved them very much, especially her husband Allen, of many years together. Her love was evident for her children also; her two wonderful sons Andy & Bradley, their wives & children; & her daughter Sarah & her child. Sarah remained by Bonnie’s side & tended to her needs till the end. Bonnie always wanted them to be happy. She also had many close relatives she kept in touch with, who will sorely miss her; along with many wonderful long-time friends, some whom I‘ve had the pleasure to know well myself. I am deeply sorry for everyones loss of such a kind & caring person as my sister was, she was too young to pass away, & had allot left she wanted to do in her life. Her warm presence will be missed. She is no longer suffering & now at peace, by this we can be comforted. We Love You Bonnie, even if we are hurting , … Your Forever Sister, & HER family too, husband Bill; Chad, Tina, a nephew & niece. , .

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