November 26, 1944 - November 23, 2020
Bonnie Lou Tumey, 75 of Traverse City, Michigan formerly of Freeland, died November 23, 2020. Bonnie was born on November 26, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Harold and Freda Voss. On November 16, 1963, Bonnie married Ken Tumey in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shortly after they married, they moved to Santa Ana, California where Ken was stationed with the United States Marine Corps. While in California, they started their family and their daughter Shawn was born. Ken was honorably discharged in 1965 and they moved back to Ohio where they had their son, Dale who completed their family. Bonnie became a Tupperware Dealer in 1966 and built a successful business over the next 10 years. That success took her and Ken to Saginaw, Michigan where they operated Star-Brite Sales Inc., a Tupperware franchise, until their retirement in 1998. The business continues on with their daughter and son-in-law and now includes their granddaughter as the third generation. Bonnie was a gifted seamstress, making many of her children’s clothes when they were young. In retirement she picked up the hobby again and started Bonnie’s Creations and Crafts. She made many beautiful things with Victorian lace and embroidery such as turning sweatshirts into one of a kind jackets that she and Ken sold all over the state of Michigan. She had a love for Swedish weaving and enjoyed teaching others. Her family and friends will cherish all of the special things she made for them. Bonnie was a devoted member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women. She also liked to read, tend to her flowers and travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Bob and Bill; sister Marjo Voss; in-laws Richard and Dorothy Tumey and brother-in-law Kevin Tumey. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ken; daughter Shawn (John) Ferens of Saginaw; Son Dale (Kim) Tumey of Traverse City; grandchildren Jason (Tiffany), Ryan (Megan), Andrea and Charlie Ferens, Ashleigh (Ken) Graham, Evan (Jannah) Tumey and Eric Tumey; four great grandchildren; Brylee and Kylen Ferens and Lauryn and Aubrey Ferens, many nieces and nephews and brother-in-law Gilbert (Debbie) Tumey. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:00 am with visitation beginning at 10:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Due to Covid, please wear your mask and practice safe social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bonnie’s honor may be directed to Heartland Hospice, Grand Traverse Area Agency on Aging or to St. Patrick’s Food Bank. Per Bonnies wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at St. Andrews Cemetery in Saginaw at a later date. The family would like to thank Culver Meadows Senior Living for their kindness and compassion as they cared for Bonnie the last two years while she lived with Dementia. Special thanks also to Heartland Hospice for their love, guidance and support. Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories and condolences with the family. The family is being cared for by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Bonnie Lou Tumey, 75 of Traverse City, Michigan formerly of Freeland, died November 23, 2020. Bonnie was born on November 26, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Harold and Freda Voss. On November 16, 1963, Bonnie married Ken Tumey in Cincinnati,... View Obituary & Service Information
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