John Felix Bonte

Death:Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Ogle Co, Illinois

Byron - John Felix Bonte, age 91, died Wed., May 25, 2011 at the Serenity Home in Oregon. He was born Dec. 30, 1919 in Ackley, Iowa the son to Rev. George W. and Marie (Ackerman) Bonte. John attend Pleasant Hill School and than the Reformed Bible Academy in German Valley, IL, before attending Central College in Pella, Iowa. He married Marian Cirksena on Sept. 27, 1941 in Oregon, She preceded him on April 28, 1983. He then married Eleanor Blanchard on Jan. 21, 1984 at the Ebenezer Reformed Church. John worked over 40 years for the Franklin Farm Supply in Oregon. He was a member of the Ebenezer Reformed Church where he had served as Elder, Deacon, sang in the choir, Men's Quartet, sang solos for Weddings and funerals, was a Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. He most recently attended the Elim Reformed Church near Kings. John loved to work with old machines and tractors, and be outside doing gardening. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Marian, brother Rev. Elmer Bonte, and grandson Micah. Survived by wife Eleanor Bonte of Byron, His 3 children; Steve (Cheryl) Bonte of Oregon, Kent (Karen) Bonte of Claremont, Iowa, and Dawn (David) Gaass of Denver, Colorado, step-children Craig (Joanne) Blanchard of Byron, and Teresa Blanchard of Dixon, 11 grandchildren, and 5 Great Grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Sat. May 28, 2011 at the Elim Reformed Church near Kings with the Rev. Gerald Dykstra officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Reformed Cemetery near Oregon. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Friday evening at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St. Oregon, Illinois. A memorial fund is established in his name.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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