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Bonny Lou Paustian, 59, passed away Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, with her family at her side.

The daughter of Robert & Mildred (Melton) Brackett, she was born June 27, 1959 in Niles.

Bonny will be remembered for her love of baking and her passion for leading her granddaughters Girl Scout Troop. Above all things Bonny most cherished time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, David Paustian; her children, Logan-Lichelle & Bryce Dumond, and Dustin & Sarah Paustian; grandchildren, Abigail, and Tristian; parents, Robert & Millie Brackett; sisters, Sue Bell, Tammy Brackett, and Cheri Lake; and father-in-law, George Paustian; along with many other family and friends.

Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to donations to Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Bonny’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation and Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Jamie Knight on May 2, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Bonny, or Ms. Bonny as she is known in our house, was a very special lady. She was the leader of Kenzeea Girl Scout troop. Her passion for those girls was truly an amazing gift. An amazing seamstress, she always made the girls a special gift. She is truly missed. Heaven gained a great lady in Ms. Bonny. Our love and prayers to the family.

  2. Harlen Brackett Heppler on May 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Im so sorry for your family. You have all the happy rememberers of Bonnys to look back on.

  3. D.R. on May 7, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    To the family and loved ones of Mrs. Paustian, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at Revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. Death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So, you can take great comfort from drawing close to God in prayer. And he will help sustain and support all of you to endure during these difficult times. My deepest condolences.

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