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Bonnie Rochefort, 74

Oct 4, 2015

Delavan Bonnie (Bonnetta) Rochefort, age 74, of rural Delavan, passed away Sept. 28, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital, of Rochester, surrounded by her family. Visitations were held on Oct. 1, at Patton Funeral Home of Blue Earth, and on Oct. 3, at the Bowerman Funeral Home, of Munising, Mich. Burial was at the Maple Grove Cemetery of Munising.

Bonnie was born June 2, 1941 to Charles and Eleanor (Croschere) Boynton in Munising. She grew up in Manistique, Mich., with her four brothers and one sister.

Bonnie married Richard Rochefort Sr. in 1958 and together they had seven children. In 1969 she married Henry Tremblay and had three children. In January 1985 she reunited with Richard Rochefort Sr., and six step-children. She will be remembered for being “Mom” to many across the states.

She enjoyed baking, canning, crafting, creating specialty cakes, and being a 4-H leader back in Rudyard, Mich. Bonnie was an avid Bingo player, movie lover and looked forward to her camping trips back to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan every year. Bonnie loved holiday decorating and baking with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years Richard Sr.; children, Nancy (Scott) Bartley, Richard Jr. Rochefort, Rick Rochefort, Helen Talisman, Holi Germain, Lisa (Bill) Rohlik, Valerie (Chris) Balfe, Tammy (Elliott) Pomranky, Tina (Jim) Marsh, Kelcy (Shawn) Beck; step-children, Tina Rochefort, Sheila (Richard) Hoehn, Lisa (Kevin) Lange, Geneva (Taifa) Nyiendo, David (Nicci) Rochefort, Angela (Todd) Lange; 45 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Sally) Boynton, Jaqueline Boynton; best friend, Joyce Castle; and many friends, nieces and nephews.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents; grandchildren, Cameron Tremblay and Jordan Rochefort; one sister, three brothers; son-in-laws, David Talisman and Richard Germain.

Condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com.