Edna Mae Bonter (1922-2007)

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Edna Mae Bonter Fineout
Born: 1 Jun 1922 Pleasant View Twp., Michigan
Died: 14 Jul 2007 Middleville, Michigan
Father: Louis J. Bonter, Sr.
Mother: Addie Ruby Monroe
Siblings: Gladys R. Bonter
Rhoda Udella Bonter
Louis J. Bonter, Jr.
Ardis Irene Bonter
Edna Mae Bonter
Lee E. Bonter
Everett Leroy Bonter
Lela Marguerite Bonter
Edward Elwood Bonter
Spouse: Robert Compton Fineout
Married: 21 Nov 1940 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Delmar L. Fineout
Denny Fineout
Annetta D. Fineout
Deborah Lynn Fineout
Gwen L. Fineout
Bradley Matthew Fineout


Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007:

Edna Mae (Bonter) Fineout, 85

Edna Mae (Bonter) Fineout, 85, of Middleville, Michigan and formerly of the Harbor Springs/Petoskey area, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, July 14, 2007.

Edna was born on June 1, 1922 in Harbor Springs, the daughter of Louie and Addie Bonter, and attended the old Pleasantview Township school.

On November 21, 1940, she married Robert Compton Fineout in Petoskey, where she raised her six children. Edna worked throughout her life and retired from Northern Michigan Hospital in 1989.

Edna enjoyed dancing, gardening, sewing, and feeding and watching her favorite birds. Her most treasured moments were spent with family, watching ball games and visiting with loved ones. She created special memories as she liked to take pictures and send hand-written letters to her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Addie and Louie; brothers, Everett, Edward, Louis, and Lee Bonter; sisters, Rhoda (Bonter) Munn, and Gladys (Bonter) Schlosser; husband, Bob; and son, Delmar. She is survived by her sisters Ardis (Bonter) Allerding of Petoskey and Lela (Bonter) Sydow of Brutus; daughter-in-law Michaelyn (Deschermeier) of Petoskey; five children, Denny (Barb) Fineout of Petoskey, Annetta (Timothy) Willson of Middleville, MI., Debbie Smith of Petoskey, Gwen (Timothy) Harbaugh of North Branch, MI., Brad (Lisa) Fineout of Harbor Springs; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 27 at 11:00 am at Stutsmanville Chapel in Harbor Springs with a luncheon to follow. Interment will take place at Pleasantview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice of Barry County or Stutsmanville Chapel.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
FINEOUT, Robert & BONTER, Edna
Date: 11/21/1940
Liber: 5
Folio: 19
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Fineout, Edna
Birth Date: 1 Jun 1922
Death Date: 14 Jul 2007
Social Security Number: 375-36-3047
State Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49333
Localities: Middleville, Barry, Michigan
Fineout, Edna Mae (Bonter)
Age: 85
Born: 06/01/1922
Died: 07/14/2007
Cemetery: Pleasantview, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file: Petoskey News Review 07/24/2007