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Obituary: Bonnie Mae Hertler

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Bonnie Mae Hertler (1946 – 2017)

Bonnie Mae Hertler, age 71, born on January 5, 1946, the only child of Francis and Lois (Ahrens) Heckaman, died June 17, 2017.

On August 30, 1969 she married Delmar Andrew Hertler, whom she met while they were both employed at Double A Products in Manchester, and preceded her in death on August 24, 2014.

After raising her children, Bonnie returned to work for Johnson Controls in accounting. After her career she volunteered for the Clinton Fall Festival, Kiwanis Club of Manchester and most recently served as the president of the Manchester Area Senior Citizens Council.

Bonnie loved her family the very most. Whether it was attending her granddaughter’s sporting events, babysitting, taking them on shopping sprees or picking them up on Friday night and keeping them until church on Sunday, spoiling them was all that mattered. Everyone will, but her granddaughters will especially miss her unequivocal love for them.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Gary) Bross and son Andrew (Amy) Hertler. Grandaughters; Gillian and Delaney Bross and Allie and Alivia Hertler, Stepmother, Margret Heckaman, along with sisters-in-law; Dolores Church, Mary (Francis) Tirb and Kathy (Don) Brown.

Also preceding her in death were her father, Francis Heckaman, just eight weeks ago, her mother, Lois, and in-laws Harold and Viola Hertler.

Visitation will be held at St. James United Church of Christ, Saline, MI on Tuesday, June 20th from 2:00 – 8:00 pm and again on Wednesday, June 21st at 10:00 am. A memorial service will be held with Reverends John Deuble and David Bucholtz officiating at 11:00 am. Burial will take place immediately following at St. James United Church of Christ cemetery.

Memorials may be given to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor or St. James United Church of Christ. Please sign her guestbook at or leave a message of comfort for her family by calling 877-231-7900.

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