Bonnie Jean Herman

March 23, 1934November 14, 2022
Obituary of Bonnie Jean Herman
Bonnie Jean Corson was born in River Rouge MI to Arthur and Isabell Corson. Bonnie graduated from High School in River Rouge and followed her parents in the Episcopalian religion. Becoming a faithful altar guild member. On Grosse Ile and in Trenton MI. And most recently at the Epiphany church in Cape Coral, FL. Bonnie loved history and found herself very involved in genealogy for many years. Including in her last will & testament “please remember that my genealogy endeavors consumed a great deal of time, travel and money”. Her desires being that the products of her efforts and endeavors be available to others in the future. I worked with the lee county genealogy society and the one in Trenton MI. Bonnie Jean married her high school sweetheart Edwin Herman on November 28, 1953. They made their home and raised their children on an Island between SW MI & Canada, Grosse Ile. Bonnie is survived by seven children: Cathleen, Brenda(Frank), Kay(Dave), Sandra, Nancy, Robert & Judy. She was blessed with eleven grandchildren: Shawn (deceased), Jessica, Sara, Edwin, Nicole, Forest, Kevin, William, Robert, Dana & John. She has four great-grandchildren and four step grandchildren and families. And still missed her dog, Corky. Mom, known as Mimi to her grandchildren, was remembered for famous baking skills. Which included tarts, cook-ies, shortbread, scones, pies meals and casserole for large groups. She loved holidays, birthdays and special occasions and set some of the most beautiful tables. She made sure her children were dressed well and she could sew! Six little girls in handmade dressed in home perms and fancy shoes. She always looked nice right up to the end. With nails polished and hair permed it made her feel better going out. One of her (favored by many) accomplishments was her communication with family and friends. Many, many letters, cards and technology over the years keeping everyone up to date on the latest news. She aged well with the times reading and researching on the way. She was a fine and smart lady. Her children always said their parents were the Green Acres couple. Mother loving the city and Father loving the country life. She was the domestic engineer (homemaker) until the kids were grown then found work with the downriver attorneys office as a legal secretary. She was devout in her daily inspirational reading and would share it with her family. She and her sister, Thelma, were their families prayer warriors. Praying daily for their family many needs. She had a special place in her heart for her niece Claudia who stay close with her till the end. Both loved the big family reunions. She loved and was amused by each child and their unique personalities, accepting each one for who they are; good, bad, ugly, strong, shy weird and funny. She was forgiving and accepted everyone for who they were, with a moto of “make the best of a bad situation”. She lived by example hoping others would follow suit. Do what's right and put your best foot forward. And if life gets too challenging and complicated just take a nap, it’ll be better when you wake up. In the word of Vivien Leigh, “there’s always tomorrow”. A funeral mass will be held at Epiphany Episcopal Church on Saturday November 19, 2022 at 11:00 am. 2507 Del Prado Blvd. S. Cape Coral, FL 33904 The family asks that in place of flowers please donate gifts to the national alliance of mental illness (NAMI). The family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care our mother received from the staff at Gulf Coast Village (Palm view) assisted living facility in Cape Coral. Leave a comment and/or your memory please visit: Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Herman family.

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