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David R. Bond, 90, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019. He was born October 7, 1928 in Milton Junction, WI, the son of Dewey and Ruth (Shrader) Bond. He graduated U of I Law School in 1952 and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. David married Marilynn Mae Braun March 31, 1956 in Belvidere. He worked as a trust officer at Illinois National Bank and Amcore Bank until his retirement. David was an Elder at St. Paul Lutheran Church, a member of Kiwanis and a booster for the West High Music Department and Phantom Regiment. David sang the Messiah for 60 years consecutively, mostly with the Rockford Lutheran Choral Union. He also enjoyed golfing, wood working, Civil War History and Amateur Radio.
Survived by his wife, Marilynn; sons, Peter (Carla) Bond, Mark Bond, and David (Vickie) Bond; grandchildren, Kate (Philip) Blair and Dan (Tricia) Magers; great-grandchildren, Dexter, Margot and Lucy; sister, JoRene Christensen; and brother-in-law, Leland Berlekamp. Predeceased by parents; daughter, Susan M. Bond; brothers, Harris and Maurice; sister, Lenna Bond Berlekamp; and infant sister, Barbara.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church - Northwest Campus, 4881 Kilburn Ave., Rockford with Reverend Frank Ciprys officiating. Memorials may be made to the family for distribution to local community organizations.

Condolences & Shared Memories (11)

  1. Jay Evans

    I worked with David as colleague at AMCORE Bank & Trust for many years. He was superior of intellect, a great trust officer and most of all, always a gentleman. He will be missed.

  2. Dametria F.

    My deepest condolences to the family in this time of mourning. May you find comfort from John 5:28,29 where it reads: Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice  29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life... a biblical promise that you can see your loved one again.

  3. Kurt Eversole

    The thing I will most remember about Dave was his wonderful sense of humor. He always had a story or joke to tell with the usual twist at the end that you did not expect. Always even tempered, he was a great person for advice. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and we will all look back to our time with Dave with a smile. Kurt Eversole - KE9N

  4. Pat McLaughlin

    What a wonderful and giving man. Dave was always there to lend a helping hand or to give needed advise. All his great attributes were all passed on to his wonderful family.

  5. Joyce & David Gittleson

    Marilynn - We are sorry to hear of Dave's passing. We hope your love and remembrances sustain you moving forward. We have fond memories of talking with you and Dave at Manpower gatherings in the past. David & Joyce Gittleson

  6. Tim and Pam Kinley

    We are very sorry to hear of his passing. We enjoyed conversations especially about his ham radio, his military days as well as enjoying his keen sense of humor. We pray for God's sense of peace for your family.

  7. John Olson

    David was an old school gentleman. I enjoyed our many conversations while traveling to and from appointments and amateur radio activities. Condolences to his family. Rest In Peace, David. My life is richer for having known him.

  8. Chris Schaeffer

    So sorry for this sad news, having just inquired about your folks, Mark. Please extend my condolences to the rest of your family and a big hug for Mom.

  9. Gino Orazi

    A good man. RIP.

  10. Laurie Smith

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Dave was a good friend to my parents Dan and Marilyn Smith through West High Band Program. 🎼🙏🏻ðŸ'šðŸ€

  11. Mary Tuite

    Greg and I send our condolences to Mark and family. May God bless all of you.


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