THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Laura A. Bushonville
Laura Agnes Bushonville, 88, passed away Dec. 2 at Roubal Care and Rehab where she had been a resident for three years.
Born on Jan. 27, 1925 in Daggett, Mi., to the late Napoleon and Agnes (Pairon) Raboin, she married Gerald Bushonville April 12, 1947 in Daggett and he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1984 after 37 years together.
A member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, she was one of the first women to join the Menominee Mid-County Rescue Squad. She loved outdoor activities of fishing, snowmobiling, camping and gardening. When guests came to visit, the couple would give them a tour of the garden before going in the house. She enjoyed deer hunting with her father, husband and son-in-law and was proud of the 39 bucks she harvested, being 83 when she shot her last trophy. Trips to their hunting camp brought many fond memories for family and friends. A bingo enthusiast, she played a dozen cards at a time. Her Christmas caramels were a labor of love that was appreciated by all who received them.
She is survived by a son, John Bushonville, Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters, Susan (Wayne) Mulzer, Stephenson and Sally (Mel) Ventura, Kaneohe, Ha.; four grandsons; a granddaughter; three great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; a brother, Donald (Manette) Raboin, Stephenson and a sister, Louise (John) Wolosick, Springfield, Ill.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Bushonville; four brothers, Arthur (Mary) Raboin, George (Emma) Raboin, Frederick Raboin and James (Margaret) Raboin; four sisters, Maybelle (Gus) Morosi, Dorothy (Earl) Weisinger, Irene (Frank) Borski and Josephine (Tim) Lahay and a special friend, Erich Kedsch.
Visitation will be held in the Memorial Room at Precious Blood Catholic Church on Monday Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Father Ronald Timock officiating. Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery in the spring. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of other forms of sympathy, a memorial has been established in her name for the Menominee Mid-County Rescue Squad.