Eric Bonnema July 21, 1981 - Sept. 20, 2013
Rancho Cucamonga, CA.- Eric Bonnema died Friday, September 20 at this home in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Eric was born July 21, 1981 in Willmar, MN. He grew up in the Prinsburg and Hutchinson communities and moved to Ontario, CA with his parents in 1985. Eric joined the US Marine Corps in August of 2000 and served two tours of duty in Iraq, one during the initial invasion in 2003 and another in 2004. Eric was honorably discharged in July of 2004. Eric worked in the Federal Prison System as a correctional peace officer for several years since that time.
Eric is survived by his father, Brad Bonnema of rural Raymond, MN, his mother Sheryl (Fred) Farr of Chino Hills, CA, sister Andrea (Derrick) Johnson of Corona, CA, brother Jerrod Bonnema (and special friend Michelle Grima) of Ontario, CA, one nephew Tyler Johnson, and one niece Isabelle Johnson of Corona, CA. He is also survived by grandparents Ron and Jean Johnson of rural Raymond, MN and Joann Van Maanen of Rock Valley, IA, as well as a number of uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John H. Bonnema and Garret Van Maanen.
A service celebrating Eric's life will be held at Inland Hills Church, Chino Hills, CA, Monday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. Internment will be at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.