Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 27, 2012

Bonnie L. Lloyd


EMPIRE — Bonnie Louise Lloyd, 72, of Empire formerly of Lake Ann, died Sunday morning, Nov. 25, 2012, at her home following a long illness.

Born Dec. 1, 1939, in Marquette, she was the daughter of the late Charles H and Clara (Staggs) Larson.

Prior to her retirement she was employed by Mitchells in Benzonia.

Bonnie was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Empire. She enjoyed baking and cooking.

She is survived by her significant other, James B. Boomer of Empire; children, Richard (Joanne) Kalisch of Ludington, Dennis L. Kalisch of Marquette and Michael Kalisch of Empire; sister, Josephine Anderson of Marshall, Wis.; sister- in-law, Serena Larson of Honor; brother-in-law, Ronald Blough, Sr. of Beulah; grandchildren, Courtney Kalisch and Brian Taylor; two great grandchildren; aunt, Darlene Waters of Bowman, Ga.; several nieces and nephews along with many dear friends.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanette Larson and Virginia Blough; brother, Charles H.Larson, Jr. and a grandchild, Aaron L. Kalisch.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m., on her birthday, Saturday.

Dec. 1, 2012, at Empire Baptist Church, Empire. Pastor Richard Blaser will officiate.

Following cremation, burial of her cremated remains will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorial may be directed to James B. Bonner for the benefit of a cemetery marker for Bonnie. Envelopes may be obtained at the church.

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Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.