JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Gerald "Jerry" Louis Bonner, 66, of Dix, died 
4 a.m. May 15, 2005, at his home.

Mr. Bonner was a retired machinist from The Continental 
General Tire Co. of Mt. Vernon. He was previously co-owner 
of the Suzuki Cycle Center with Robert Kolmer in Mt. Vernon.

Born in Centralia on April 26, 1939, he was a son of 
Henry Louis and Janetta (McMillan) Bonner. He and his 
wife Carolyn (Nelson) Bonner were married in Walnut Hill 
on Dec. 30, 1961 and she survives.

He was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of 
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Centralia and was a graduate 
of Centralia High School.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Irvin Funeral Home 
with the Rev. Rich Brzowski officiating. Burial will be 
in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or after 8 a.m. 
Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 
the Relay for Life or St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospice.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn (Nelson) Bonner of Dix; 
his mother, Janetta Bonner of Centralia; two sons, Jerry Lee Bonner 
of Puerto Rico, and Jeffery Wayne Bonner and wife Sandra of 
Centralia; a daughter, Kathy Ann Decker and husband Troy of Salem; 
three grandchildren: Gunner and Charli Decker and Erica Bonner; 
one step granddaughter, Abby Burleyson and three great-grandchildren: 
Kobe, Kylie and Katie Finney.

He was preceded in death by his father


5/18/2005
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

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