LaPorte, Bonnie R., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013, at the home of her daughter following a lengthy illness. Age 79 years. Bonnie Ruth Bell was born on December 1, 1933, in Saginaw to the late George J. and Irene R. (Schneidt) Bell. She was married to Edward J. LaPorte Jr. on April 2, 1952, in Saginaw. He predeceased her on February 6, 1982. She enjoyed her birds, crocheting, sewing, Bingo and loved to cook for others. She was a member of the Moose Lodge. Surviving are four daughters, one son and their spouses, Shirley (Dean) Ulman, Tawas; Shelly (Robert) Losch, Orlando, FL.; Sherry (Douglas) Lange, Hemlock; Jeffrey (Julie) LaPorte, Saginaw; Stephanie (Mahar) Alsalah, Dearborn; daughter-in-law, Terri LaPorte; 14 grandchildren, Dean (Julie) Ulman Jr.; Chad (Amanda) Ulman, Stacey Doran, Cameron (Sara) Sayers, Trisha (Arthur) Bardin, Crystal LaPorte, Jon LaPorte Jr., Teresa (Kevin) Kish; Jonathan (Kallie) Lange, Sarah (Eric) Whiting, Carrie (Chris) Kime, Amanda LaPorte, Basem Alsalah and Rami Alsalah; 29 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; two sisters, Marge (Richard) Miller, and Betty Lou (Charles) Santhany. She was also predeceased by two sons, Edward LaPorte III, and Jon LaPorte, Sr., two grandchildren, Leonard Doran, Thomas Doran Jr. Memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at noon at Swan Valley Church of the Nazarene, 385 S. Miller Road, in Shields. The Rev. Jerry Schalau will officiate. Private burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the church on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be given to Hospice Advantage. Memories and sympathies of Bonnie may be shared with the family on her memorial website at