Bonita Joan Ruwoldt, beloved wife, mother, and dear friend, died peacefully on May 9, 2021, at Wellstar Tranquility Hospice with her daughter Kathy by her side after a period of declining health.
Bonnie was born on March 2, 1931, in Roseville, Michigan, outside Detroit to late parents, Fred and Laura (Purdy) Rossier and was the sixth of seven children who all preceded her in death. After graduating from high school, she worked briefly for an insurance company and went to evening art classes which she still enjoyed well into her 80s.
She met the love of her life, Jim Ruwoldt, while working and counseling with youth groups, and Bible studies at their local Methodist church. They married on June 20, 1953, while he