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James Edward Bonham

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Your Father and grandfather lived a vibrant, wonderful life and encouraged you all to do the same. A very accomplished man in every sense but in particular because he was so conerned about each of you.

I am so sorry you have have to expereince the sorrow that attends death. God's grace and my prayers are with you.

Family of James Edward Bonham,

From what I have heard and read, James was an amazing person. I wish I could have met him. I am thinking of you all at this time and sending you lots of love. As we all know, it is so difficult to lose someone, but for me, knowing that they are in a beautiful place looking down on us brings a smile to my face. Much Love! Chrissy :)

Irma, Barb, Marc & Family:
95½ years is a great run and so as much as this is a time of sadness for your family, I hope that it can also become for you all a celebration of his amazing longevity. Furthermore, to end his life's journey with a swift decline & be surrounded by loving family members in his home at the time of his passing is fortunate indeed. We should all be so lucky!

I'm sure you all have a long list of treasured memories of him in your mind & these...

Dear Bonhams, Munders, Lewis family and all who knew and loved Jim Bonham,

God bless you all as you grieve the passing and celebrate the life of a true Viking warrior. Not only was Jim as sharp as a tack in every respect, but he was a true leader, innovator, and the center of the large and loving extended family.

He will be missed on earth, but will live on in our hearts and remind us of his resilient energy and love of life.

In love and healing light.

Dear Irma, Barbara and Betsy,
I first met Jim in 1979 while working at Phillips Products Co. Inc. I helped celebrate his one millionth planter while at Duraco. I have always considered Jim the epitome of an "officer and a gentleman": he was truly a gentle man! He always had a smile and joke for everyone. When he asked how my family was I knew he was truly interested.

He had the quickest and sharpest mind I have ever had the pleasure to meet. And he always talked...

Betsy, Trevor, Madyn, Emily, Taft and Lane, We are thinking of you and will keep you and your family in our prayers. Your Dad/Grandpa was lucky to be surrounded by a loving family giving him so much joy, and you so many happy memories. Our Deepest Sympathy and Lots of Love, The Smiths

Betsy, Trevor, Madden, Emily, Taft and Laney, Praying for you all and know that you had so many special times up north with Grandpa Bonham. Hopefully those memories will help you through this difficult time. Much love, The Blackwells


James's Obituary

James Edward BonhamThe visitation and services for James will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W Main St (Lake-Cook Rd) Barrington, IL 60010. Funeral services will be held the following day, Friday, September 6 at 11 a.m. at St....

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