A Military Honors Ceremony was held for Jack Lee Bond, 84, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS on September 14, 2017. He passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at his home, surrounded by loving family members.
A Memorial Service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, IA on October 7, 2017 in the afternoon (time TBD).
Jack was born January 2, 1933 in Michigan City, IN. He was the son of William and Libby (Vorel) Bond.
He served his country as a paratrooper in the United States Army 11th Airborne and he served as a Peace Keeper when serving in Germany.
Jack received a B.A. as well as an M.A. from Western Michigan University. He was a collegiate pole vaulter.
His career spanned a wide range. He taught high school industrial arts in Sturgis, MI as well as coached high school sports including football, gymnastics, and cross country. He worked as a Plant Layout Engineer for John Deere in Waterloo, IA and was a key founder of CHIPS gymnastics club. He coached elite level gymnastics in his spare time for over 20 years.
Jack was a member of the American Legion, Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, and the United States Power Squadron. Always a teacher, Jack received the District Award for Excellence in Teaching all levels of navigation and seamanship for the United States Power Squadron.
He married Helen Joan Anderson August 7, 1955 in Dike, IA. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his daughter, Patricia Bond Noteboom (John); grandchildren, Holly Griffin (Mike) and their children, Penelope and Theodore Griffin; Tiffany Henderson (LeRoy) and their children, McKenzie, Gracie, Braxton, Callan, and Nevaeh Henderson; and Joshua Noteboom (Jennifer) and their children, Emma and Olivia Noteboom. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, George Bond.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Westminster Presbyterian Church – Waterloo, IA; the American Legion Post in Lawrence, KS or Lawrence Human Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.