Conny’s Story

Site created on September 15, 2019

Thank you for visiting Conny's Caring Bridge site. Conny has had a heroic fight with MSA (Multiple Systems Atrophy) since 2011. Over the years Conny has battled autonomic systems deteriorating but through it all she has had a positive attitude. In the past week we have seen a decline and have been told that Conny may be near the end of her battle. We will use this site to keep friends and family updated  with information.

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Journal entry by Kathy Bouten

Conny BeVier Bouten age 67, of Minneapolis, passed away at home, surrounded by family and friends on the evening of September 17, 2019, after a courageous battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA). She never complained and never gave up. Born and raised in Minneapolis, she was a graduate of Southwest High School. At Southwest she was a proud member of the Indianettes dance line. After high school Conny attended college before beginning her 40 year career as a flight attendant with North Central Airlines, Republic, Northwest and then retired from Delta in 2012. During her career, she flew approximately 14 million miles (560 times around the earth, or about 30 times to the moon and back). Conny married Bob Bouten on October 17, 1980. Together they raised two children and many, many cats. Conny enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Wisconsin and the condo in Florida. However her favorite time was when her family gathered together, including many gatherings at their family homes in Bloomington and Eden Prairie. Conny was a passionate person. She loved helping and caring for people and animals of all kinds. She was known for her generosity, infectious laugh, and being a loyal friend and employee. Conny was an inspiration to all and will be missed deeply. Her family would like to extend a special thank you to those that cared for her during her illness including Grace Hospice, Avow Hospice and Regional Hospice. She is survived by her husband, Bob; her children, Wendy Kreuscher (Todd), and Ryan Bouten (Kathy); grandchildren, Landan, Beau, Madison, Dylan, Kinsey, Madelyn, Laycie,  and Katelyn. She is also survived by her sisters, Joanna (Bob), Lynn (Pete), and Janelle; nephews, Bob (Ann), Joe (Charlotte), Ben (Stacy), Tom (Addie) and niece, Molly (Shawn); extended family and numerous friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Animal Humane Society or to Grace Hospice.
Memorial service to be held at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue, on Friday, October 4, at 12:00 pm. Reception immediately following at Lakewood Cemetery Reception Center.
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