I lost my wife Bonita “Bonnie” Dufek, 73, of 53 years, last Monday from cancer. She was born in Algoma, September 16, 1946, to the late Samuel and Lena (Lacroix) LeCloux. Bonnie was my best friend and mother of our two sons, Scott, and Todd. Bonnie was my traveling companion and navigator; she was better than a GPS. We travelled thru Mexico, Canada, and Eastern US. Bonnie loved Puerto Vallarta, Mexico area. We Would go to all the small towns in the area. We would go to Hayward every summer. Bonnie loved the Cajun Country of Louisiana and coastal Texas. We went to festivals, farmers markets, and craft markets within a 3-hour drive of home. Bonnie loved to work in our flower garden, our back yard has little or no grass just plants. Last Monday, I picked up her flowers for the summer. Bonnie liked to fish. Surf fishing in Louisiana, Bonnie caught a 54” Redfish With a 38-inch girth, approximately 80 lbs., almost Bonnies weight. Bonnie also caught a 38 lb. Chinook salmon way larger than I had ever caught.
Bonnie will be sadly missed by her husband Joe Dufek; sons, Scott Dufek and Todd Dufek; grandchildren, Christopher Dufek and Samantha Dufek; great-granddaughter, Airia Dufek; sister in-law, Ellen Lecloux
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Martin LeCloux.
Per Bonnies request there will be no formal funeral services.
“We have to thank the Staff of the 4’th floor of Bellin Hospital and the Bellin Cancer Center for their extraordinary care. We could not have done without you.”