Clarence Joseph


CHESTERFIELD -- Clarence "Chip" Joseph Bonvillain, 71, Chesterfield, passed July 30, 2019, at St. Vincent Anderson.
He was born June 23, 1948, in Houma, Louisiana, the son of Theodore and Betty (Harding) Bonvillain.
He retired from the United States Army. He was a member of Redeemer Baptist Church and enjoyed bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie (Moore) Bonvillain whom he married April 28, 1984; four children, Corey Bonvillain, Dawn (Scott) Jackson; Elizabeth (Ed Kaszuba) Bonvillain and Thomas (Julienne) Bonvillain; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a niece and two sisters.
Services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Pastor Brad Storm officiating.
Burial will be in Saunders Cemetery in Daleville where military graveside rites will be performed by Elwood VFW Post 5782.
Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Vietnam Veterans of America.
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Larry W Moore
Aug 01, 2019
To the family, I am sorry we can't make it to the service but my health won't let me and the trip to much. But I wish to tell I will miss him a lot our little talks about baseball, our service. I would always tease him about being in the Army, but he took it with great esteem and no dis pleasure. Matter of fact he could dish it out as well as he got it. Chip " Stand at Ease your Watch is done, Report the the Commander for Your New Duty" See Ya!!!
Indiana Spirit of '45
Aug 01, 2019
Thank You for your service to our nation Brother Veteran. Your name will be read in remembrance and Taps sounded in your Honor in Martinsville Friday evening, you shall remain...Always Loved~Forever Honored~Never Forgotten.

Bruce McKee,
US Air Force Veteran
Indiana Spirit of '45, Founder/Director
Jackie Bonvillain and family
Jul 31, 2019
So sorry for y’all loss, will keep the family in prayer.
Ronald Stone
Jul 31, 2019
I believe my wife was in the hospital during the time of Mr. Bonvillain's passing. We were on 6 South, room 623. I heard the page "Code Stars and Stripes, Six South" and came to the door to see. Realizing what was happening, I stood at parade rest with eyes downcast. If I may, I would like to share his information with "Indiana Spirit of 45", an organization which for the past several years has gathered every Friday to play Taps and read the names of our soldiers who have passed.

Rest well, and thank you for your service.
Delaney Duffy
Jul 31, 2019
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