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David Leslie Bonnell

January 11, 1939 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

David Bonnell Obituary

David Leslie Bonnell, 85, of Walloon Lake passed away at his home on January 22, 2024. He leaves behind a loving wife of 39 wonderful years, Kathleen Ruth Bonnell.

David was born in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Elias Bonnell and Claudelle Drinkard Bonnell. He grew up in Berkley, MI, where he was a dedicated Eagle Scout and graduated from Berkley High School. David served his country as a member of the Marine Corps and went on to own his own advertising company, Nichols-Bonnell. With offices in Detroit, MI, New Jersey, and Chicago, David was a prominent businessman and was the recipient of the Detroit’s Advertising Man of the Year award in 1995. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, walking, golfing, and bird watching.

He is survived by his children, Leslie Pender of Los Angeles, California, Pamela Jane Cartwright (Frank) of Seattle, Washington, and Wendy Jaent (Tim) of Waterford, MI; grandchildren Samson, Daisy, and Nina; and siblings Robert Bonnell of Florida and Michael Bonnell of Ann Arbor, MI.

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