Bill R Bonser, Sr.1936 – 2022

Bill R Bonser. Sr., 86, passed away at his home in Klamath Falls, Oregon on November 15,2022.
Bill was born April 11,1936 in Moorewood, OK. to Lawerance and Minnie {Archer) Bonser. He grew up on the family farm along the South Canadian River and attended school at Lone Bell, and graduating high school from Arnett, 1955. Bill was inducted into the US Army, 1958. Stationed in Germany he drove a tank and was a member of the shooting team, earning many awards. He was honorably discharged in 1960.
Bill married Ann Boyd in 1962 in Crawford OK. and blessed with 3 children. Moving to OR in 1970, Bill was a timber faller for 25 yrs. After an injury he began work as a janitor for a local high school and retired in 2002. Bill loved to hunt, fish, garden, playing guitar and fiddle with the Old Time Fiddlers, and explore. Many weekends were spent driving on the back roads enjoying God’s creation.
Sharing stories with his grandkids and great grands was one of his great joys.
Bill accepted Christ in the 90’s and was a member of The Baptist Church on Homedale, Klamath Falls, OR
Bill is survived by his wife Ann Bonser of the home, daughters-Becky (Bill) Dye, Klamath Falls, OR and Brenda (Timothy) Schwarts, Park Rapids, MN: brother- Barney Bonser, Sweetwater, OK; sisters- Barbra Sue (Bill) Pond, Weatherford, OK and Beuna “Bee” Williams, Oklahoma City, OK; and beloved brother- in-law, Sy Churchill, Elk City, OK. Grandchildren- Tara Dye, Felicia (Steven) Pederson, Brent Bonser, Courtney (Brian) Kunkel, Emily (Mark) Bravo, and Jared (Hannah) Dye. Great grandchildren (His greatest joy!) Alyssa, Wyatt, Alyson, Wade Pederson; Dayna and Boyd Bonser; Quillian and Rosallie Bravo; and Asher Dye. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, son- Bill Jr., sisters- Bernie and Betty; brothers- Bob, Bernard, Boyd, and Bryan. Graveside services will be held at Silent Home Cemetery, Roll, OK on May 20, 2023 at 2pm. Fellowship to follow at Durham Baptist, Durham OK.

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