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Bonnie Jean Schmidt

In Loving memory of Bonnie Jean (Lee) Schmidt. May 11, 1956-October 13, 2013 Bonnie attended Berne Knox High School and graduated in 1974. She had a strong desire to care for people in need, so she took up a professional career in the health field as a home health aide for her entire life. There came a time when her illness prevented her from practicing and later took a job at the Guilderland Price Chopper in the Bakery section. Bonnie also loved this job, as she always took pride in her work! Bonnie was diagnosed with a serious liver condition twenty two years ago. At that time the doctors felt very strongly that she would have at least 15 good years before her condition would worsen. Fortunately for Bonnie she had eighteen good years before her liver caused further medical complications. Two years ago Bonnie was placed on the liver transplant list at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. This hospital specializes in transplants. Due to her illness and no available livers, Bonnie’s body could fight no more. She is survived by her loving husband and care giver, Dennis M. Schmidt, her daughter Tracey L. Furman (Donivan), her son Benji R. Furman (Kelly) , stepdaughter Leslie M. Schmidt and stepson Brandon Miller. She is also survived by her grand children Ashley Homeyer, Jeffrey Homeyer, Robert Haas and Garner Furman. She was predeceased by her father Bennie Lee and is survived by her stepmother Shirley Lee, and mother Donna Slingerland Lee, brother Bruce Lee (Fely), sister Denise Stoliker (Mike) and brother Brian Lee (Patty). Other survivors include several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many special friends. A memorial service for Bonnie will be held on Saturday October 26th at 12:30 at the Lee family cemetery on route 85 in Westerlo. All are welcome to attend. Online condolences may be left at FredendallFuneralHome.com


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My nana,I miss you very much,I miss our very long talks,I miss your warm hugs and kisses and love.You we're a special soul,so genuine, and loyal,and funny.You we're always so proud and brave.I have so many memories with you and you will always be in my heart...fly with the angels nana. your punkin

Ashley homeyer Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM

Bonnie and i did so much together. We laughed together. We cried together. We had secrets nobody else else knows and will never know. We were like kids when we were together.I'm holding some elephants for you. I miss you so much. You'll forever have a space in my heart. I will see you again when i reach my Heavenly home.

Cassandra S Selznick May 4 2014 12:00 AM

Bonnie was a good friend and a good person while growing up in high school. Whenever I remember the good old days, I think of her and smile.

Mary Donahue Oct 26 2013 12:00 AM

Benji I am so sorry for your loss man. May she rest in peace.

Bobby LaMontain Oct 19 2013 12:00 AM

Dearest Bonnie, Thank you so much for sharing your time with me by being my maid of honor in my wedding. Thank you for sharing family pictures with me and helping me piece together our family history. I enjoyed the time we spent together at Ryan and Rachel's wedding. You have two beautiful children to carry on your legacy. Rest In Peace with Grandma (Aileen) and Grandpa (Hap) Slingerland. Love Aunt Teresa xoxoxo

Teresa Slingerland McCann Oct 18 2013 12:00 AM

Dearest Bonnie, Thank you so much for sharing your time with me by being my maid of honor in my wedding. Thank you for sharing family pictures with me and helping me piece together our family history. I enjoyed the time we spent together at Ryan and Rachel's wedding. You have to beautiful children to carry on your legacy. Rest In Peace with Grandma (Aileen) and Grandpa (Hap) Slingerland. Love Aunt Teresa xoxoxo

Teresa Slingerland McCann Oct 18 2013 12:00 AM

Bonnie, I enjoyed our last conversation on the phone and the memories that we shared Love Aunt Mary Jane RIP

Mary Jane Slingerland Lounsbury Oct 18 2013 12:00 AM

RIP my friend.

Betty Filkins Oct 18 2013 12:00 AM

To all of Bonnie's family I extend my sincerest condolences. The road is hard but have peace that Bonnie is with God in Heaven and being embraced by loved ones who have gone before. Another star has been added to the universe to shine down on us all. Rest in peace Bonnie.

Brenda Slingerland Oct 18 2013 12:00 AM

Dearest Bonnie, Thank you so much for sharing your time with me by being my maid of honor in my wedding. Thank you for sharing family pictures with me and helping me piece together our family history. I enjoyed the time we spent together at Ryan and Rachel's wedding. You have two beautiful children to carry on your legacy. Rest In Peace with Grandma (Aileen) and Grandpa (Hap) Slingerland. Love Aunt Teresa xoxoxo

Teresa Slingerland McCann Oct 18 2013 12:00 AM

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