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Susan M. Bonnell

Sue passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.

She was born November 2, 1953 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Robert and Donna (Whisler) Fooy. For over 20 years she worked as a clerk for Allegan County until her retirement. Sue had a contagious laugh and great sense of humor. In her free time she liked golfing, reading and shopping for shoes. She was happiest when surrounded by her grandchildren who loving called her Nana No Rules. Sue was a member of the Lake Doster Golf Club and Twin Lakes Reformed Church. On September 6, 1996 she married Brian Bonnell who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Jeffrey (Meredith) Keith of Plainwell, Heather (Jeff) Kiel of Kalamazoo and Cody Bonnell of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Mikayla, Kaitlyn, Abigail, Evan, Drew, Alex and Judah; siblings, Linda (Larry) Bussema and Bob (Kim) Fooy; brother-in-law, Terry (Char) Bonnell; aunt, Lois (Chuck) Craddock along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may meet with Sue’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Ron Lugten officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Sue may be made to

Rose Arbor Hospice.

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Jennifer Mitchell

July 5, 2021 at 4:46 pm

Oh Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. Sue was a wonderful woman, always very kind.


Louise Harvey

July 5, 2021 at 5:23 pm

Terry and Char, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.


Julia Ryan

July 5, 2021 at 6:15 pm

My condolences on your loss. Sue was always a bright light and will be missed by all who knew her.


Tim Anderson

July 5, 2021 at 7:37 pm

I am so sorry for your loss.


Sally James

July 5, 2021 at 8:28 pm

My sincere condolences to the family. I haven’t seen Sue for many years but when I was a township clerk back in the early 2000’s, I frequented the clerk’s office and she was always a bright smiling face letting me in the door. She always asking how you were doing. She will be very missed by many. My thought and prayers to the family for healing and peace.


Bob Genetski

July 6, 2021 at 8:37 am

Dear Bonnell Family, my heart breaks for you all. Sue was a wonderful and valuable member of our team at the Allegan County Clerk’s Office. She served Allegan County and her people with dedication and integrity. Her face always lit up and shined brightly in talking of her family. Peace be with you.


Linda Cole

July 6, 2021 at 9:56 am

Brian, Heather, and Cody ,

My condolences at the loss of Sue, a wonderful caring and thoughtful person. She was one of a kind. The whole family is my thoughts and prayers.


Ginger Titus

July 6, 2021 at 12:52 pm

Brian and all the family my heart hurts for you and the loss of Sue. So many moments at Twin Lakes and around town I enjoyed her smile, conversation and laugh. Thinking of you and the days ahead!!


Michelle Herman

July 7, 2021 at 7:18 am

My condolences to the family. Sue was always going the extra mile to help visitors to the County Clerk’s Office. Sue always greeted people with a smile. May she rest in peace.


Kathy Lubbers

July 7, 2021 at 8:19 am

My sympathies to The family of Sue . I was a clerk for many years and always loved calling the clerks office hearing her cheerful voice on the other end.

She was always helpful and she will be missed.

Prayers to Brian and the family. May God give you comfort and peace.


Kathy Lubbers

July 7, 2021 at 8:21 am

. I was a clerk for many years and always loved calling the clerks office hearing her cheerful voice on the other end.

She was always helpful and she will be missed.

Prayers to Brian and the family. May God give you comfort and peace.


Gary Rhoades

July 7, 2021 at 1:03 pm

Dear Bonnell family, Barb and I are so sorry for your loss. Sue was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort your family with His peace and love. Sincerely, Gary and Barb Rhoades


Elaine Mokma

July 7, 2021 at 7:43 pm

My sympathy to the family! Sue was so helpful and cheerful! She was an asset to the local Clerks!


Kathleen Hughes

July 7, 2021 at 9:43 pm

Amy, Jeffrey, Brian and Kids:

No words can be written that would tell this world what is now missing in our lives. Sue was a wonderful person that I have known and was proud to have as part of my family. I will miss her always.


Laurie & Victor Pizarro

July 9, 2021 at 3:13 pm

Brian and family, My heart aches for all of you. I’m glad I was able to get to know Sue through Church and golfing. She was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. May she Rest In Peace and May You all feel Gods presence during this difficult time.


Amy Fuller

July 10, 2021 at 5:44 pm

Brian, I am so sorry to see this today. I would have come to the service. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Amy Fuller


Peggy Jo Brown

July 13, 2021 at 7:29 am

Brian & Family- I am SO sorry for your loss. I pray that you can find comfort in God to get you through these difficult days ahead.


Dan and Julie Andrus

July 21, 2021 at 1:42 pm

Cody and Brian, we are deeply saddened by Susan’s passing. Praying for comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.


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