John Avery Bond

John Avery Bond went to be with the Lord August 21, 2016 in his home in Overbrook, Kansas surrounded by family. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 22, 1919. He was the son of Harry Lincoln and Irene Bond. He married his childhood friend and sweetheart, Alice Jane Robertson in Jackson, Minnesota August 15, 1949. Alice preceded him in death in 2006.

In 1937 he graduated from high school in Lakefield, Minnesota and was awarded his Eagle Scout Badge. He graduated from Trinity College with a B.S. degree in 1942. He served in the U.S. Marines from July 1942 to June 1946, achieving the rank of technical sergeant.

In 1948 he graduated from the University of Chicago with a Masters in Social Science. In 1951 he earned his Ph.D. in political science. Dr. Bond taught at Hillsdale College, the University of Minnesota, the University of Southern Illinois, North Dakota State University and the University of Southern Colorado. Dr. Bond was a strong supporter of the United Nations.

John enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking, games and enjoyed many hours of these activities with friends and family.

John is survived by daughter Jane I. Hoyt and son David W. Bond, 7 Grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, many great-great grandchildren.

Services Friday, August 26th at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 Bob Billings Road, Lawrence KS.

Viewing at 10:00 a.m. and Funeral 11:00 a.m. with interment following and light refreshments after at the church.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Immanuel Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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  1. Sheila Orth on August 23, 2016 at 9:19 am


    Condolences and sympathy wishes for you and your family. May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.


  2. Dwayne & Vivian Barber on August 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    We rejoice with you all that John is out of his body and into his new one with his heavenly Father. We so enjoyed his and Alice’s visits to Arkansas with his Grandchildren to get away for a summer holiday. He and Alice were beautiful Christian people. We have very fond memories of these trips and were blessed by knowing them. God bless you all as you experience this loss but celebrate his life.

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