RAPID CITY — Albert “Sonny” E. Bolton III, age 46, of Rapid City, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Munson Medical Center. He was born June 13, 1967, in Traverse City, to Albert E. Bolton Jr. and Margaret L. Kenwabikise-Way.
Sonny owned and operated his own construction company for many years. He was a hard worker and there was always someone he was helping.
Sonny was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and watching movies. He was a Red Wings fan and enjoyed watching them on TV.
Sonny is survived by his father, Albert Bolton Jr.; a step dad, Daniel Way; children, Kandyce (Karl) Ott, of Kewadin, Paul (Brittany) Kalinowski, of Mancelona, Jonathan Vasher, of Alden, Taylor Hooper, of Colorado, Whitney Lewis and Amy Zundel; five grandchildren, Maddilynn and Natalee Kalinowski, Emmett Ott, Tiana Ashley, Brookelyn Zundel and another on the way; siblings, Brenda Romitti, of Green Bay, Wis., and Jack Bolton, of Manistee; niece and nephews, Casey Bolton, Joshua Romitti, Niko Romitti, Jason Romitti and Sabrina Romitti; and many aunts and uncles.
Sonny was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret.
A funeral will be held today, Jan. 4, 2014, at 1 p.m., at the Covell Funeral Home in Elk Rapids, with visitation starting at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the spring at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.