Mrs. Bonnie J. Rowland of Cedar Springs, age 88, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013. She grew up in the Cedar Springs area and worked at her Grandma Hanna’s restaurant where she met her future husband, Ken. They were married January 27, 1942 by Rev Cox. In 1952 they moved to Cedar Springs where she and Kenneth raised their 3 sons along with Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horses. She loved her horses and all of the people she met. She had a special love for all of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping and going to the horse races. Mrs. Rowland returned to high school to receive her High School diploma later in life. She worked at Esch IGA Store, Stout’s Service Station as a bookkeeper, Holton LP Gas and Meijer. She also worked as a Tupperware Manager for many years. Bonnie is survived by her children; Tom and Judy Rowland, Bob Rowland and Jodi Coates, Bill and Karen Rowland. Her brother and sisters; Dick and Joan Morris, Sally and John Fortuna, Sandy and Mort Reed, her sister-in-laws; Mrs. Betty Morris and Erma Thompson; 8 grandchildren; Lauri and Gordon Waller, Scott and Penny Rowland, Rob and Shannon Rowland, Lisa Santoya, Shane and Tracy Rowland, Troy Rowland, Devin Nagle and Brett and Michelle Rowland; 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband R Kenneth Rowland September 15, 1999, her parents DJ Morris and Meryl Hannah and her brother Rex Morris. The Service for Mrs. Rowland will be Thursday September 26, 2013 at 11:00am at Pederson Funeral Home 127 N. Monroe Street, Rockford Michigan. Visitation was held on Wednesday September 25, 2013 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Funeral Home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Spectrum Health Hospice 4500 Breton Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508.
Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.