Robert E. Bonnen - 94

11/10/1924 - 9/28/2019

Oregon, IL

31 Comments

  • Sue Heng

    on 09/30/19

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss. I wish I could make the services.

  • Sharon Enyart Lauer Jacklich

    on 09/30/19

    Su sorry to read about your father.  I always enjoyed running into him at Supervalue.  It is great growing up in a small town and keeping in touch with educators that had an impact on your life.  Your father was just such a person as a teacher and an administrator. May you take comfort in your memories and I will have a mass said for your father. 

  • Tricia Lynn Glotfelty

    on 10/01/19

    Im so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bonnen was incredibly kind and supportive during one of the hardest seasons of my life. He was an inspiration to me and I will never forget him. He was truly an exceptional educator and administrator. Im sorry I will miss his servislces. Omar accept my sincere condolences.
  • Bob Leonardy

    on 10/01/19

    Mr. Bonnen was an absolutely amazing man, mentor, and educator who had a profound effect on many of our lives. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt condolences.

  • CandyDiehl

    on 10/01/19

    I'm so sad to hear about Mr. Bonnen, he was one of my very favorite teacher/principal. I enjoyed running into him and Betty, they were both the sweetest. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
  • Nancy Lillie Ferb

    on 10/01/19

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. Mr. Bonnen was a kind princiPAL! How  wonderful he and Betty were married 71 years - a wonderful milestone!

    hugs

  • Tommy Fry

    on 10/01/19

    So Sorry to hear such sad news. Lived at the bottom of Jackson Hill, when i was young,and spent many of winter days sledding in his backyard, near the top of Jackson Hill. I remember how kind he was, as i was in his office, almost as much as he was in elementary school....LOL :) He was always a positive person, in my life and inspired me, as i went on to high school. Have often wondered about him and his daughter, whom babysat me, in my younger days. Such a Wonderful person, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family !!! Rest In Peace Mr. Bonnen, Thanks for being a positive influence in my childhood :) 

  • Karen Kenney Dalton

    on 10/01/19

    My heart goes out to all of the family... Uncle Bob was always one of my favorite guys and I will never forget him.  

    I am still up at the Lake, so I will be unable to make the funeral.  I will walk over on Saturday to your cabin to join my prayers with all of those being offered for him...

    God bless,

    Karen

  • Marvin Hollaway

    on 10/01/19

    So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person, teacher, and principal. Still remember the times at his house with his son Mike. You will be missed.
  • Pam Jones

    on 10/01/19

    He was one of the good guys!  May he Rest In Peace! My condolences to his family!❤️

  • Pam Jones

    on 10/01/19

    He was one of the good guys!  May he Rest In Peace! My condolences to his family!❤️

  • Rick Doll

    on 10/01/19

    I worked with Mr. Bonnen in the Oregon School District for many years.  I am sure he will be missed by many !!!!!!  Rest in peace my friend !!!!!!!!

  • Rita Lackey Remrey

    on 10/01/19

    Mr. Bonnen was a great educator and influenced the young lives of  many Oregon students.  I was a scared 3rd grader when I first came to Jefferson School in 1966.  He helped to make that adjustment to a new environment with patience, kindness and understanding.  Oregon School District was fortunate to have him be part of the system for so many years and in turn part of our memories we reflect on even today of our childhood.

    To his family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Christine Raum

    on 10/01/19

    Mr. Bonnen was great inside the school and out. Back in the late 70's  a few years after I graduated from HS, my car broke down on river road close to the race track. He was coming back from Rockford, he recognized me and stopped and gave me a ride home. I believe I sent a thank you note. No cell phone back in those days. I was very appreciative I didn't have to walk all the way back to Oregon. He was just a great man

     

     

     

     

  • Jerry Ford

    on 10/01/19

    I offer my thoughts and prayers to the family,  I have fond memories of Mr. Bonnen as he was my Middle School principle.  I distinctly remember interviewing him for a class project about his service during the war.  

  • Sandra (Farrey) Barnes

    on 10/01/19

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family.  Mr. Bonnen was a wonderful person and principal throughout my years at Etnyre Middle School.   

  • Dave and Carole Kenney

    on 10/02/19

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Uncle Bob was a special guy, and will certainly be missed, but never forgotten.  We pray for comfort and peace in the days to come.

    We are traveling in Germany, so unfortunately we will not be able to attend the service. We will have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Virginia Uhe Dodds

    on 10/02/19

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.  Mr. Bonnen was so kind and supportative to a first year teacher, as well as to all others on the staff.  He touched many lives in his career, and many benefitted from his kindness.  I always valued his leadership, and consider him to be my favorite principal during my teaching career.

     

     

  • roger gann

    on 10/02/19

    My sincere condolences to you guys. I never knew Robert (Bob) when i was younger, but when i moved back to Oregon in year 2000 i became his neighbor and for the better part of 20 years we became what i would consider very good friends. And in that time I never heard Bob say one negative word.  I will miss him, as i am sure you all will. I am very proud and grateful for those years. You don't find many like him, as he would say, he's a keeper!. 

  • David McLaughlin

    on 10/05/19

    Bob was my first cousin. More than that he was a good friend and my mother's favorite nephew. Condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Bob.

    Dave McLaughlin

  • Judy McNett

    on 10/07/19

    Mike and I were so fortunate to work with Bob for many years: what a great boss!

    Judy McNett

  • Judy McNett

    on 10/07/19

    Mike and I were so fortunate to work with Bob for many years: what a great boss!

    Judy McNett

  • Judy McNett

    on 10/07/19

    Mike and I were so fortunate to work with Bob for many years: what a great boss!

    Judy McNett

  • Judy McNett

    on 10/07/19

    Mike and I were so fortunate to work with Bob for many years: what a great boss!

    Judy McNett

  • Judy McNett

    on 10/07/19

    Mike and I were so fortunate to work with Bob for many years: what a great boss!

    Judy McNett

  • Judy McNett

    on 10/07/19

    Mike and I were so fortunate to work with Bob for many years: what a great boss!

    Judy McNett

  • Judy McNett

    on 10/07/19

    Mike and I were so fortunate to work with Bob for many years: what a great boss!

    Judy McNett

  • Judy McNett

    on 10/07/19

    Mike and I were so fortunate to work with Bob for many years: what a great boss!

    Judy McNett

  • Dawn Antoine Ledbetter

    on 10/07/19

    Mr Bonnen was a great influence on many people's lives and was always a pleasure speaking to in the hallways at school. He listened to parents concerns as well as the students and forged a positive image on all. He will surely be missed. Sending up prayers of comfort during this difficult time. 

  • Sammi Reilly Maxwell

    on 10/16/19

    So sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Bonnen as almost always having a smile on his face. May God comfort you as you remember him together.

    Sammmi

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