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loose obituary, source unknown 7 May 1968
Leslie S. Bonner
Leslie S. Bonner, 80, of Millburn, Ill., died Tuesday, May 7 at
Victory Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born September 30, 1887, in Millburn, the son of James
and Eliza Bonner. He was born on the farm his parents purchased in
1847 and lived there all his life, He was a life member of the
Millburn Congregational Church and had been active in church affairs.
He was a member of the Lake County Farm Bureau, and served as
president of the Millburn Mutual Insurance Co. for 30 years. He was
also a member of the Millburn Grade School Board for 25 years, and
the Warren Township High School Board for 15 years. He married Faye
Dawson, October 29, 1914 at Millburn.
He is survived by his widow, Faye, two daughters, Mrs. Beryl
(Vernon) Stahnke of Schaumburg, Ill., and Mrs. Geraldine (H. B.)
Petty of Urbana, Ill., a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Arlene Bonner of Lake
Villa, a sister, Miss Vivien Bonner of LaGrange Park, Ill., 9
granddaughters and 1 great grandson. He was preceded in death by a
son, Lyman Bonner, in 1953, and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Bonner in 1955.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 P. M., Thursday, May 9 at
the Strang Funeral Home, Antioch, Rev. L. H. Messersmith of Millburn
Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be at Millburn
Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 P. M. Wednesday. Memorials may
be given to the Millburn Congregational Church.