Joan Claudette Bonnell Burger

Death:Monday, September 3, 2012
Ogle Co, Illinois

Joan Claudette (Bonnell) Burger, age 76, passed away at home near Monroe Center surrounded by her family on Monday, September 3, 2012. She was born Nov. 11, 1935 in Rock Falls, IL, the daughter of Claude & Alice Tobin Bonnell. She married Melvin G. Burger, Sr. on Feb. 16, 1955 in Rock Falls, Il; he died September 3, 2006. Joan taught ceramic classes and had her own ceramic business. She enjoyed her flowers, her puppies, and her "critters" the birds and the squirrels. She always put her family first and coached sports teams in Monroe Center when her children were involved. Survived by 5 children; Mel (Deb) Burger, Jr. of Rockford, Robin (Shelley) Burger of Rockford, Dean Burger, Claudia Rosenkrans, and Rick Burger, all of Monroe Center; grandchildren; Nicole (Eric) Carter, Kyle, Melissa, Cherish, Tyler, Kristin, Shawn, Katelyn, Taylor, Conner & Blake; great grandchildren, Austin, Colton, Kyler, Arianna, Alexis, Sicily, & Garious; sister, Patricia (Jack) Balzer of Rockton; and brothers, Don Bonnell of AZ and John (Letti) Bonnell of Nelson, IL. Also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Vera and brother Mick. Funeral service will be Saturday Sept. 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM in Monroe Center Community Church with Pastor Robert Mellon officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 PM until service time. Burial will be in Monroe Center Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Serenity Hospice and Home.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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