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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Cletus "Doc" Bond

  • Cletus “Doc” Bond, age 74, died peacefully at his home in Ridgway on Friday, August 30, 2013, surrounded by his family after an extended illness.
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  • Cletus “Doc” Bond, age 74, died peacefully at his home in Ridgway on Friday, August 30, 2013, surrounded by his family after an extended illness.
    Doc as most knew him was born in Mill Shoals on Dec. 13, 1938, to the late O.F. and Lorene (Clark) Bond. He graduated from Ridgway High School and spent most of his life working in the family business, Bond Lumber. He also had worked at Jader Fuel as a mechanic. On Dec. 9, 1977, he married Jane (Fromm) who survives. Doc spent many years as an active volunteer fireman on the Ridgway Fire Department. He was a Catholic by faith. Doc was a hard worker and loved to travel with Jane in his later years. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed.
    Doc is survived by his wife Jane (Fromm) Bond of Ridgway; two sons, Phillip (Tonya) Bond, of Norris City and Wes Bond of Ridgway; grandson, Dylan Bond; granddaughter, Katelyn Bond of Norris City; four brothers, Cleve Bond, Clarke (Linda) Bond, Carl Ray (Linda) Bond and Gene (Sandy) Bond all of Ridgway; one sister, Joyce Bond of Ridgway; three brothers-in-law, Bob (Joan) Fromm of Junction, Don (Debbie) Fromm of Shawneetown, Steve (Kim) Fromm of Equality; six sisters-in-law, Helen Bond of Ridgway, Linda (Ed) Bickett of Cave-In-Rock, Sue (J.L.) Wathen of Evansville, Ind., Joyce (Roger) Mobley of Ridgway, Carol (Keith) Farris of Ridgway, Lisa (Chris) Berry of Harrisburg; his father- and mother-in-law, Hubert and Sarah Fromm of Ridgway and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Doug Bond and two brothers-in-law, Mark and Mike Fromm.
    Visitation for Doc will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway. His funeral will follow starting 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Steven Beatty officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Ridgway.
    In lieu of flowers you may donate to the VNA hospice or the charity of your choice in his memory. You can send a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

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