March 20, 1915 - October 30, 2015
Age 100 of Saline passed away peacefully on Friday, October 30, 2015. He was born on March 20, 1915 in Wayne County, MI to George E. and Clara (Marchewitz) Bondie and grew up on the family farm in Saline Twp. He was a proud graduate of Saline High Class of 1934 and went on to work for the Ford Motor Co., for 40 years. During WWII, Joe worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant while continuing to farm for the war effort. Also during the war he became Boy Scout Master for the boys in Saline. He worked tirelessly as a devoted member of the Saline Methodist Church and the City of Saline Planning Commission. Joe was a fine artist, musician, woodworker, and could “fix” anything. Even at 100 years old Joe played old time tunes on his harmonica and could still call square dances. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Joseph was preceded in death by his cherished wife of 65 years, Jeannette Hagans Bondie, sisters Beatrice, Eilene, Dorothy, Edna and brother Earl. He is survived by his son Philip (Judith) Bondie, and daughter Jean Bondie, both of Saline. Other survivors include granddaughter Susan (Skip) Tyson of Wilmington, NC., grandson Christopher (Paty) Guinnup of Ann Arbor, and two great-grandchildren Bellamy and C.J. Tyson of Wilmington, NC, along with brother-in-law Bill Hagans of Mesa, AZ, and a host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of services the Bondie family would like to thank everyone who attended Joe’s 100th birthday party in March to celebrate his life with him, and all his friends who have blessed him with visits and prayers. Joe’s final resting place will be with his beloved wife Jeannette at the Macon Twp. Cemetery. Donations can be made in Joe’s name to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, or on their website www.hshv.org under “donate”. Arrangements entrusted to the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home of Saline. To sign Joe’s guestbook, to leave a memory, or for more information please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.
Age 100 of Saline passed away peacefully on Friday, October 30, 2015. He was born on March 20, 1915 in Wayne County, MI to George E. and Clara (Marchewitz) Bondie and grew up on the family farm in Saline Twp. He was a proud graduate of Saline... View Obituary & Service Information
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