Richard Earl Bond

March 15, 1932August 30, 2013
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Richard E. “Dick” Bond of Helmsburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana on August 30, 2013. He was born in Brown County, Indiana on March 15, 1932, the son of Earl and Grace (Barkes) Bond.

Dick was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the VFW. He retired from General Motors after 41 years of service. He married Lois (Wilkerson) Bond on June 13, 1953.

Dick dearly loved Coaching Little League Ball, Gardening, Golf, Deer Hunting, Fishing, was a prolific I.U. and Colts Fan as well as a Democrat Precinct Committee Person for 43 years, and for 8 years Proprietor of the Country Store at Brown County State Park.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 60 years; Lois, son: Rick Bond, 2 daughters: Amy (David) Patterson and Shirley (Mark) Manley. He is also survived by 1 granddaughter: Avery Patterson and 2 grandsons: Nolan Patterson and Neill Manley, as well as sisters: Betty (Dale) Mathis, Ruth (Loren) Moore and Susie Poling, sisters-in-law: Jean Bond, Pat Bond and Marilyn Bond, 19 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter: Mindy Todd, and 4 brothers: Jack, James, Dale and Bill Bond.

Visitation will be held at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 SR 135 N, Nashville, IN. 47448 on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. and 1 hour prior to service on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at 11:00a.m. Burial with Military Honors presented by the Brown County Honor Guard will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nashville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Brown County 4H Scholarship Fund c/o Purdue Extension P.O. Box 7, Nashville, Indiana 47448.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Richard Earl Bond

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September 13, 2013

We were sorry to read of Dick's passing. You are in our thoughts.

Nelda, John, and Judy Barnes
Tucson, AZ

September 9, 2013

Lois (and family), we were so sorry to hear that Dick had passed away. We will certainly miss seeing him at the B.C. Fair and teasing him!!! Carol and Jim Roberts

Dan and Cheryl Short

September 5, 2013

Lois, Ricky and family, we wanted to let you know how sorry we are to hear about Dick. May the wonderful memories and love you shared help you through this difficult time.

Mike Kent

September 4, 2013

So sorry to hear about the passing of Dick. Was a Great guy and co-worker at Chevrolet. Thoughts and prayers go to the family

Debbie Weber

September 4, 2013

Rick, I am so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie Weber

September 3, 2013

Dick Bond was one of the nicest people that I ever met. I'm sure God and Dick are watching sports in heaven. Mark Manley

Phyllis McCormack, LSA

September 3, 2013

Rick, I'm so sorry. I know you will miss your Dad so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Patty (Temple) Allman

September 3, 2013

My heart hurts for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of spending weekends at the Bond house growing up. So sorry for your loss.

Steve & Sue Heinemann

September 2, 2013

Our prayers are with you Lois and all the family. Love, Steve and Sue (good friends of Shirley and Mark Manley).

Janie Cain

September 2, 2013

thoughts and prayers with all of you. although it has been years and years, I will always remember being so welcomed in your home.
Blessings. Janie Looper Cain