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Laverne L. Bonnell

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LaVerne L. Bonnell

Age 76, died on Monday, February 25, 2002 at his home. LaVerne was born on January 9, 1926 in Waupaca, son of the late Lester and Doreena Rach Bonnell. LaVerne served his country from 1944 to 1946 in the Army during World War II and the Occupation Army in Korea. He was a member of the American Legion Johnston-Blessman Post 38, and the VFW Post in Seymour. On June 23, 1951, LaVerne married Mae Drexler, and they have enjoyed over 50 years of marriage together. LaVerne was employed at Kimberly Clark for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He also worked with Gordon Seaver for 35 years. LaVerne was a charter member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was also a member of Twin City's Rod and Gun Club, and the Fox Valley Retirees Group, # 482. LaVern was an avid hunter and fisherman, living for his spring fishing.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Mae; his children, David Carol Bonnell, Appleton; and Jeff Carrie Bonnell, Redgranite; 3 brothers, Duwaine; Arden Dorothy; and Allen, all of Waupaca; his sister, Joyce Ronald Kalata, Spring Lake, Wisconsin; 3 grandchildren, Chad, Elizabeth 'Lizzy', and Brandon; and 3 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Mikayla and Summer. LaVern is further survived by nieces and nephews. LaVerne was preceded in death by his brothers, Leon and Kenneth, Nebraska.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, February 28, 2002, at OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1750 Midway Road, Menasha, with Rev. Jennifer DeNetz officiating. Interment will be held at Highland Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 27 from 4 ' 8 p.m., and again at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Military Honors will follow the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

The Fisherman's Prayer- 'I pray that I may live to fish, until my dying day. And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray: When in the Lord's great landing net, and peacefully asleep, that in His mercy I be judged, Big enough to keep.'

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