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Robert Houston Bonnell

January 11, 2014
Robert Houston Bonnell
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Robert Houston Bonnell, age 70, of Golconda, IL passed away January 11, 2014 at home.
He was born January 2, 1944 in Rosiclare, IL to Sidney and Dema Ruth (Smith) Bonnell. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was married to Pat Fisher in 1963 and had two children. He retired from Birmingham Bolt after 36 years. Bob moved back to Pope County in 1999.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Golconda. Bob enjoyed playing and singing country and bluegrass music, trail riding, and his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by a son, Robert Scott (Carolyn) Bonnell of Kankakee, IL; daughter, Staci Lynn (Matthew) Nugent of Manteno, IL; five grandchildren, Alyssa (Duane) Mosier, Cassidy Bonnell, Sydnie Nugent, Emily Jo Bonnell, Sophia Nugent; one great grandson, Owen Scott Mosier; fiancée, Diane Vonderheid; two brothers, Sidney Bonnell, Charles Bonnell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dema Ruth Elam and Sydney one sister, Orena Lee Bonnell; one brother, Troy Bonnell.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Golconda, IL. Interment will follow at Palestine Cemetery near Golconda. Pastor Cherrie Wilkerson will conduct the service. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.

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