SECOR - William E. "Bill" Bondi, 75, of Secor, Ill., died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at his residence.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Community Bible Fellowship in El Paso, with the Rev. Wes Ooms officiating. Military rites will follow the service at the church on Saturday. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home in El Paso is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bill requested no flowers and that memorials be made to his church.
He was born Sept. 25, 1937, in LaSalle, Ill., the son of Dominic and Marie Bain Bondi.
He married Patricia Stamm and she survives, along with one son, Nick Bondi of Eureka; one daughter, Karen Bondi-Tracey of Benson; three stepchildren, Jeff Birky of West Unity, Ohio, Mike Birky of Archbold, Ohio, and Carmen (Bryan) Roberts of Lyons, Colo.; one sister, Patricia (Ron) Vest of Peoria; 14 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one stepgrandson.
Bill was a member of Community Bible Fellowship in El Paso.
He worked at Hiram Walker in Peoria for 25 years and then was an owner-operator of his own trucking company.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.