Bonita Lee Haelterman

MARQUETTE, MI. – Bonita “Bonnie” Lee Haelterman, 66, of Munising, formerly of Marquette, died Saturday morning, April 19, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital.

She was born June 14, 1947, in Norway, Michigan, a daughter of the late Tauno and Gloria (Karki Saarela).

Bonnie served as a volunteer at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans and enjoyed the simple things in life like bowling, time with her grandchildren, time spent at Presque Isle, and dining out, especially at Red Lobster.

She is survived by two sons, Ed Haelterman of Iron Mountain and Chris (Tracy) Haelterman of Lakeville, MN; siblings, Jeff Saarela of Negaunee and Janet (Ed) Haelterman of Cunard, MI, Richard Saarela of Decatur, AL and Tammy Cooper of Pontiac, MS; grandchildren, Carly, Alec & Brett Haelterman; and nieces, nephews & cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Donna Haelterman, Debra Penberthy and Linda Rochon.

A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held at Presque Isle on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com