Bonnie L. Gilbert, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Covenant Healthcare, age 77 years.  Bonnie Voelker was born in Saginaw, Michigan January 3, 1932 the daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Decker) Voelker.  She married Jack Marlin Gilbert November 3, 1951.  He predeceased her May 14, 1984.  She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Bridgeport.  Bonnie loved spending time with her family.  Bonnie is survived by two sons, David (Pamela) Gilbert and Daniel (Carla) Gilbert; her son-in-law, Michael Nichols; five grandchildren, Zachary and Luke (Trista) Gilbert ; Brian Gilbert; Maisie Lynn (Brandon Hoffman) Nichols and Seth Nichols; one great-granddaughter, Shyler Gilbert; a sister, Betty Priest; a sister-in-law, Margaret Gilbert  and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, Bonnie was predeceased by her daughter, Bethany Nichols, February 7, 2007; four brothers and five sisters.  The funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2009 at W. L. Case & Company, 5700 Dixie Highway.  Rev. William Hessler will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends may visit with the family at the chapel Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Faith Lutheran Church, Bridgeport.