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Marsh Funeral Home

305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL

OBITUARY

Bonna M. Shultis

October 24, 1945September 12, 2019
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Bonna Shultis, 73, passed away peacefully with the love of family in her heart on September 12, 2019. With tireless love and assistance from the wonderful employees of The Terrace Nursing Home in Waukegan, she fought a brave 8 year battle with the various affects of Parkinson’s disease. Born on October 24, 1945, to Cotton Barton and Darlene Learsh, she spent most of her life in Waukegan, Illinois, married to her soulmate, Scott Shultis. Bonna approached life with a go-getter mentality, trying multiple venues of business. She ran her own restaurant (Bonna’s in Gages Lake) with her great friend, Marge, was a real estate agent, owned her own hair salon, operated a floral business, and even worked as an accountant. She deeply loved all of her dogs who peppered her life with joy throughout the years, Baron, Dude, Star, Maggie, and Buddy. She is survived by her longtime husband, Scott Shultis, sisters Dawn Lieck and Sally Stack and sons Curt Myers and Shawn (Virginia)Fitzgerald three grandchildren Anthony, Ben, and Adam Fitzgerald, many nieces and nephews, and her great lifelong friends, Marge Fabre and Julie Jarvis. She was preceded in death by her mother, Darlene, father Cotton, and son, Tony. A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 16th at Marsh Funeral Home 305 N. Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, Illinois 60031 from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 16, 2019

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Julia Jarvis

September 17, 2019

It’s ok to miss you
It’s ok to cry
Just know I’ll never forget you
This isn’t a permanent goodbye
I’ll hold onto our memories until life is done
In my heart is where I’ll store them
Where we can be as one .

Love you my friend ❤️

Devon Claeys

September 16, 2019

Scott and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Bonna was like an Aunt to me. I can remember when I was little my mom would bring me to her house and I would play with Dawn and the boys. I remember going and hanging out at the flower shop her and my mom had together. Also Bonna did my hair one time and when I got older I would go to her house and help clean. She will be deeply missed . My prayers are with you all. Love Devon

Misty Lindstrand

September 16, 2019

Bonna always encouraged my creativity. I remember sitting at her dining room table as a kid, drawing pictures, as she and my mom chatted while doing hair, or making flower arrangements.
Bonna was always complimentary on whatever I drew, and she made me feel special.
She may even be the reason I grew up to become a hairstylist. It was fascinating to watch her work her magic. She was a very talented artist.
She was a beautiful woman, full of life and energy.
She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know her.
Rest in peace Bonna :'(

Lon & Gloria Dircks

September 15, 2019

Scott and family,
We're sorry for the loss of Bonna in your lives. Her memories will forever linger in your minds and hearts. She had a magnanimous personality. I've known her since before her & my sister (Julia ) were ever on their own; they were best friends and I was "the kid". But they always made me feel loved. I remember thinking they were so pretty. Bonna had the cutest actions and ways about her. And Julie & Bonna remained friends all through our lives. So yeah, she has had a place in our family for all of my life. Bonna gave me a dresser set she had when I was 19, & I still have it.
We will keep all of you in our prayers. May God be the one you seek as you heal from this shift in your lives . HE has a peace for you that truly surpassed all understanding.
Sincerely,
Lon & Gloria

Kim Fry

September 14, 2019

Scott I am so sorry for your loss. Bonna has been part of our life’s since I can remember. Her and mom have been best friends for a very long time. You just do not hear of friendships like that any more. She was an amazing woman and will truly be missed. Sending prayers to you and your family and my mom to give you all the strength and healing you need to get through this time.

Don & Julia Jarvis

September 13, 2019

Dear Scott, Shawn & Curt, So sorry for your loss . She was a good person , Wife, Mother & friend . If there is anything we can do, please call , just to talk or anything else.
Sending love & sympathy to all of the family,
Julia & Don

John Barron

September 13, 2019

My deepest sympathy Scott. Not knowing Bonna, she was strong, dedicated wonderful person, and the Love for her animals. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Sally Stack

September 13, 2019

Scott, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to say goodbye, but know she's out of pain and at peace now. Bonna was an amazing woman and I will miss her.

Julia Jarvis

September 12, 2019

Bonna & I have been best friends since we were 10yrs old . We were cheerleaders, we ran a little flower shop for a short time . She was a waitress at our restaurant ( Maid - Rite in Waukegan) . We had a lot of good times together . Later she got a camp site next to ours in Adams Wisconsin. We had so much fun there , campfires , planting flowers & just sitting & talking . So many good memories. She will be missed greatly. Love & miss you my friend, you’ll always be in my heart . 💙

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