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Norman Robert Bonnell

Birth Date: March 7, 1936
Death Date: November 2, 2018

Norman Robert Bonnell, 82, of Decatur, IL, passed away November 2, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. 

Norman was born March 7, 1936 in Waupaca, WI, the son of Henry and Myrtle (Hoyt) Bonnell.  He married Maryln Ridgeway on July 22, 1966 at Worthsmith AFB in Oscoda, MI. 

Norman was a retired USAF veteran.  He served as an Avionics Specialist. 

Norman was an avid Cubs and Packers fan and he enjoyed playing computer games. 

Surviving are his wife, Maryln; children, Valerie Guyer of Rantoul, IL, Vickie Wolff (Ian) of Bay Shore, NY, Andrew Bonnell (Kimberly) of Marion, IA; son-in-law, Michael Gibson (Anne-Marie) of Bloomington, IL; brothers, Henry Bonnell (Cleo) of Waupaca, WI, Larry Bonnell of Oshkosh, WI; grandchildren, William and Miranda Guyer, Evan, Cydney and Jordyn Wolff, Aaron, Paige, August and Maddison Gibson, Joseph and Kaitlyn Bonnell, Tiara Paul, Madison Mitchell, Tyler Mitchell and Taryn Thompson; great grandchildren, Tinsley and Talon. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Tracy Gibson, sister, Jacqueline McLaughlin and son-in-law, Lloyd Guyer. 

Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 1-2 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Memorials: Wounded Warriors or VFW Post 99. 

Condolences may be given to Norman’s family at www.moranandgoebel.com. 

Funeral service
November 7, 2018
2:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, IL 62526
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Visitation
November 7, 2018
1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. sally

    Written by: sally brattmiller

    We are so sad to hear of Normans passing. Our Hearts and Prayers go out to Marilyn and Family.
    With our sadness of heart and prayers.
    Our love and hugs to all.
    {Kimberlys Aunt Sali and Uncle Jerry }

  2. We are so sad to hear of Normans passing. Our Hearts and Prayers go out to Marilyn and Family.
    With our sadness of heart and prayers.
    Our love and hugs to all.
    {Kimberlys Aunt Sali and Uncle Jerry }

  3. Aunt Marilyn, and all of the family,
    We were saddened to hear of Uncle Norman’s passing on this past Friday, and we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers through this time of grieving. We know that he is in a much better place, although it is always sad to lose those we love in our lives here. Our mother, his sister Jacci, always spoke so well of Uncle Norman, and I hope that they are having a wonderful reunion. We send our wishes for peace, and warm, wonderful memories to keep in your hearts.
    With love, Niece Linda McLaughlin, and all of the Jacci Bonnell McLaughlin family

  4. Sorry to hear of Norm’s passing- always remember him @ Generations of Hope- with good thoughts- he was an easy-going man always ready with a smile. Our paryers and thoughts are with you
    howard & pat piggee

  5. Maryln, I’m so sorry to hear about Norm.. He was my buddy..Such an awesome guy… My prayers are with the family… I ask God to give you comfort and strength to get through this sorrowful time..

  6. So sorry to hear of Norman passing. Always good memories of y’all at Olympic Village Apartments!! Praying for y’all.

  7. Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Please take care of yourself. Love you. Sue Trossen (Robbins)

  8. Maryln, children and grandchildren, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We know he is in a better place yet it hard to let go of one you love. We have some great memories of times together with him and Tracy too. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace.
    Love,
    Tom and Gaye

  9. So very to hear that Norm passed. He was always a kind gental man. You all are in our heart. Sorry we cannot make it up. God Bless.

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