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Bruce E. Bond

November 19, 1945 — October 13, 2023

Paxico

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Bruce E. Bond, 77, passed away early Friday morning, October 13, 2023, at Valley Vista Good Sarmatian in Wamego.

Bruce was born November 19, 1945, in Topeka, the son of Clifford and Elizabeth Hardy Bond.

He was raised in the Oakland community and graduated from Topeka High in 1963.  Bruce joined the US Army after graduation and served in Vietnam.  

He lived in Topeka before moving to the Paxico community in 1972.  Bruce worked in construction and later at the Topeka Correctional Facility, where he worked as a maintenance supervisor before his retirement.  He was a Sacred Heart Catholic Church member at Newbury and had served on the church council.  Bruce had served on the Paxico City Council.  He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and the Paxico American Legion.  He had served as the Wabaunsee County Democratic Chairman.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Arthur (Brownie) Brown, two brothers, John and Steven, and a granddaughter, Adilyn.

On July 11, 1970, Bruce and Linda Kooser were married at Assumption Catholic Church in Topeka.  She survives at their home.  Other survivors include two sons, Jeremy Bond and Josh (Kyra Rich) Bond, both of Paxico; two daughters, Jenna Kaberline and Jessica Cook, both of Topeka; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newbury.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Bruce will lie in state, and the family will receive friends from 5:00 until the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 16, 2023, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, Elara Caring Hospice or Valley Vista Good Samaritan and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  To leave online condolences, go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Monday, October 16, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Newbury

22298 Newbury Rd, Paxico, KS 66526

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Rosary

Monday, October 16, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Newbury

22298 Newbury Rd, Paxico, KS 66526

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Mass

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Newbury

22298 Newbury Rd, Paxico, KS 66526

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Burial

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

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