Bonnie Bishop Malchow passed away in Fort Myers, Florida on Saturday, November 6 of pancreatic cancer at age 60.
Bonnie was born on September 4, 1961 in Neenah to Bob and Jean Bishop. She was one of five siblings and has fond childhood memories growing up on West North Water Street. She graduated from Neenah High School in 1980 and graduated from Fox Valley Technical College with an associate’s degree in police science. She started her career in law enforcement at the Orange County sheriff’s department in California where she met three lifelong friends. She continued her career with Kimberly police department / Fox Valley Metro police department in Wisconsin. Bonnie would like to give nods to the Girl Power group at Fox Valley Metro. Bonnie was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church. 
She married Steve Malchow in January of 1993, and later gave birth to their daughter Claire. She enjoyed a very special relationship with Claire, who was her pride and joy. Bonnie enjoyed traveling with her wonderful friends and family and enjoyed her nickname “Vacation Bonnie.” She retired in Minocqua to be close to her parents and loved living in the Northwoods. She enjoyed kayaking and hiking with her dog Buddy. Bonnie spent winters in Florida and her favorite place was at the beach collecting seashells and treasures. She appreciated all of her family and friends that came to visit and as well as her neighbors who provided her with comfort and laughter during her last months. 
Bonnie is survived by her beloved and supportive husband Steve, her daughter Claire, her siblings Bev Marsh, Jim Bishop, Barb Alt, and Brenda Leedom, her many nieces and nephews, her godchildren, her many cousins and friends, and her handsome dog, Buddy. 
Bonnie is predeceased by her parents Bob and Jean, her many aunts and uncles and John Denver.
A celebration of life for Bonnie will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 200 S Church Street, Neenah on Saturday, Nov. 27. Visitation starts at 10 a.m. with a service and catered lunch to follow at 11 a.m. A livestream will be available for those who are unable to attend. Please email the church for the link.
In lieu of flowers, Bonnie would like donations to be made to NEW PAWSibilities animal rescue in Oshkosh.