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Neil C. Bonde Sr., 63

Neil C. Bonde Sr., age 63, of Litchfield, MN, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, of terminal cancer.

A celebration of life will take place Saturday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Eagles Club in Litchfield. Please join us in this celebration. Feel free to bring your pictures, stories, and memories to share of Neil.

Neil’s cremated remains were interred at West Elim Cemetery in Ivanhoe, MN, alongside his mother’s grave, Oct. 3.

Neil was born April 28, 1957, to Clarence and Ione (Widmark) Bonde of Ivanhoe, MN. He was confirmed at Bethany Elim Lutheran Church in Ivanhoe.

Neil moved to Dassel and met his wife Dorothy (Lyrek) and began their family. They have three children: Mellisa, Neil Jr., and Nels.

Neil worked for local farmers and various businesses in the central Minnesota area, he also was very well-known for his lawn mowing service.

Neil loved hunting and fishing, working with his hands, dirt track racing, NASCAR, talking about old cars, his grandchildren, and his son’s dog Ziva.

Neil is survived by three children: Mellisa (Justin) Jensen, and two children, Jasmyne and Eli of Brownton, MN; Neil Jr. of St Cloud; and Nels of Lake Henry, MN. Also surviving are wife, Dorothy (Lyrek) of Winsted; sister, Mary (Bryan) Bonine of St Charles, MO; step-brother, Mike (Ardell) Bonde of Brandon, SD; and half-brother, LeRoy (Jullie) Bonde of Canby, MN.

Preceding Neil in death were his beloved mother, Ione (Widmark) Bonde; his father, Clarence Bonde; older brother, Richard Bonde; aunts; uncles; numerous cousins; and grandparents.

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