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Bonnie M. Deters – Obituary

Name: Bonnie M. Deters

Age: 61

Born: 10-01-1946

Died: 09-11-2008

St. Luke's Catholic Church, Clearwater

St. Luke's Catholic Church, Clearwater

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2008 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater, MN for Bonnie M. Deters, age 61 of Monticello. Bonnie won the battle against cancer by forfeiting her body and offering her strong spirit and love to God on September 11, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

Family and friends may call after 9:00 a.m. on Monday at the church.

Bonnie was born on October 1, 1946 in Mpls, MN to Celestine “Sally” (Walstrom) Collins. She attended Washburn High School in Mpls graduating in 1964. She began her career in the banking industry shortly thereafter. Through determination and hard work, she furthered her career from a messenger girl to various high level executive positions. She ended her career in the areas of bank acquisitions and data conversions. She met and married the love of her life and soul mate James “Jim” Deters in December of 1971. Bonnie and Jim spent the next 36 years loving each other and everyone around them, living life to the fullest. Bonnie loved to read and travel, but mostly enjoyed spending time at Locke Lake with Jim, family, friends, and neighbors, particularly the last 11 months in their newly built dream home. Though Bonnie and Jim never had children of their own, they embraced all of their nephews, nieces, and great-nephews and great-nieces as their own. Bonnie was a dedicated member of her church, energetic member of the Lions Club, and was actively involved in Families Moving Forward throughout the communities. She was a mentor to other women with breast cancer and a participant in the Cancer Club.

Bonnie is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Jim; brothers and sisters, James (Margaret) Collins, Sharon (Bruce) Janowiec, Judith (Paul) Stitzel, Thomas (Melissa) Collins; numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sally Collins.

Bonnie brought love and strength to everyone, and will be greatly missed by all.

Memorials are preferred to the Plymouth Lions Club and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


Guestbook for Bonnie M. Deters

Cheryl Leutbecher
September 17, 2008, 6:42 pm
Roberta Boehm
, Friend
September 17, 2008, 5:54 pm
Bonnie will live forever in our memories. She was a bright, energetic person and a friend to all she met. She will be missed.
Ann Grover
, Co-Worker
September 15, 2008, 1:18 pm
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I worked with Bonnie at USBank for many years. I am also trying to be a cancer survivor and currently undergoing chemo thereapy. While I would have liked to have come to the ceremony today, it was not feasible for me to do so. My prayers are with you and Bonnie.
Steven Levin / Family
, Friend
September 14, 2008, 4:08 pm
Bonnie is and was a wonderful person. Her zest and spunk for life has made a lasting impression on our family. She would always bring a smile to our faces. We all will miss you at the lake.
Sue La Favor
, Friend
September 14, 2008, 3:37 pm
Dear Jimmy, we love you and Bonnie, and we are so glad you two are a part of our lives. No words can tell you how deeply sadden we are. A big big hug to you!! Peter, Sue, Peter & Lauren
Kelle VanBeek
, Friend
September 12, 2008, 7:56 pm
I will never forget Bonnie's beautiful smile and laugh. Bonnie will be greatly missed by us that were fortunate enough to know her.
Pam Meissner
, Co-worker
September 12, 2008, 4:36 pm
Bonnie was the strongest person I have ever met. She was an inspiration and will be missed not only at US Bank, but in our hearts.

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