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July 18, 1939 - May 22, 2024

In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and a private ceremony will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 84, passed away on May 22, 2024, at Medilodge of Portage with loved ones at her side. Bonnie was born in Bay City, MI, on July 18, 1939, the daughter of the late John and Ilene (Baker) Confer. In 1957, she graduated from Bay City Central High School and in 1961 graduated from U of M Flint, Hurley Medical Center, School of Nursing. She went to work as a Registered Nurse at Saginaw Community Hospital and within a few years became the head nurse and administrator of the Geriatrics Unit. She remained there helping those in need until her retirement in 1993. On November 18, 1961, she married the love of her life, William George Lutz who preceded her in passing in 2013. In 2016, she moved to Climax, MI, to be closer to her daughter. Bonnie was a giving woman who was a joy to know. She was an exceptional quilter, and she shared her gift by making quilts for soldiers overseas for more than twenty years. She loved being outdoors and was a gifted gardener whose flowers and landscape were always immaculate. She loved taking walks outside and was especially fond of her pet cats. When able, Bonnie liked to travel with her husband and attended the Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Saginaw, Michigan, where she became an involved member. On March 2023, she was admitted into Medilodge of Portage, Michigan due to her advanced dementia. Tina was her main nurse that took incredibly good care of Bonnie, especially in her final days. Above all, Bonnie loved her family, and she was proud of her children and grandchildren and left them with special memories to cherish. She is survived by three children, John William Lutz, William (Pat) Lutz II and Anta Lutz Ling; grandchildren, Kurtis and Kyle Lutz, Madson and Mackenzie Ling; brother-in-law, Ron Guoan; nieces and nephews, Karen Synder, Dale Confer, Judy (Bill) Black, Joe Guoan Debbie (Bill) Belich; many other extended family and friends. She was also preceded in passing by two siblings, Chuck Confer and Patricia Guoan; and a niece, Mary Guoan.