ESCANABA - Bonnie M. (Saari) Berube, 64, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Spectrum Butterworth Health Care Facility in Grand Rapids following a brief illness.
Bonnie was born May 15, 1948, in Gladstone, the daughter of Oscar and Dorothy (Demeuse) Saari. She was raised in Rock and was a 1966 graduate of the Rock Senior High School. Bonnie was a kind hearted, gentle woman who devoted herself to her children and grandchildren.
Her example of strength, bravery and unselfishness was always appreciated and admired by her loving family, attributes that they are proud to carry on in their own lives. Her hobbies included, ballroom dancing and in younger years, cheerleading for the Rock High School. She will be sadly missed.
Bonnie M. (Saari) Berube
Bonnie leaves to survive: daughters, Paulette (Andrew) Vitale of Jenison, Mich., Tina Berube of Grand Rapids, Mich.; son, Louis (Beth) Berube of Escanaba, Mich.; grandchildren, Alyssa, Alyson, Louis and Lillian; sisters, Mary Delmont of Escanaba, Mich., Sherry Delke of Gladstone, Mich., and Cathy Valenta of Coleman, Wis.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Dorothy Saari.
To honor Bonnie's wishes, funeral services will be held privately by the Berube family.
Bonnie will be laid to rest in the Rock Cemetery. Contributions in Bonnie M. (Saari) Berube's name may be directed to the Delta County Cancer Alliance. Envelopes will be available at the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Berube family with arrangements. Messages of condolence to Bonnie's family may be offered online at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com/