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“Boots was a good friend for over 40 years when we worked at NSW. I cherished his friendship and I will miss my old friend.Carl Huffman ”
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John "Boots" R. Bonneville, 81, of Rock Falls, died on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Boots was born on July 16, 1940 in Sterling, the son of Joseph and Viola (Rohde) Bonneville. He married Shanda Cook on May 30, 2000 in Cumberland, WI. Boots was employed at Northwestern Steel & Wire for many years. He enjoyed fishing, traveling up North to Wisconsin, playing blackjack at the casino, and golfing. Boots especially loved the Christmas season, and spending time with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events.

Survivors include his wife Shanda of Rock Falls; two daughters, Dawn Wires of SC, and Daneen (Ron) Sandrock of Rock Falls; one son, Derick (Rebecca) Bonneville of Lyndon; three stepsons, David Cook of WI, Tim (Kim) Cook of KY, and Jeff (Kendra) Cook of Sterling; 16 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and two nephews.

Boots was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Joseph Bonneville; and one nephew.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Monday, August 9, 2021 at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave, Rock Falls. Visitation will also be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Skinner Funeral Home, 1245 1st Ave, Cumberland, WI. Funeral service will follow at 11:00am with Pastor John Mills officiating. Burial will conclude at Lakeside Cemetery in Cumberland, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.