Elaine D. Bond
Doris Lepine Bond passed away on December 29, 2016 at Hospice Home of Hope in
Fond du Lac. Born on September 16, 1926 to Joseph and Viola Lepine, she was a
lifelong city resident. She attended Goodrich High School, graduating in 1945.
she enjoyed in school included cheerleading and sports. She was an original
member of the Girls’ Athletic Council. Although she had met her future husband
when she was just 14 and he was 21, her schoolgirl crush had to wait for World
War II to end, and him to return home. On September 5th, 1946 she married
Earl Douglas Bond, the man she hailed as, “The best husband and father, ever.”
a stay-at-home mom, whose family meant everything to her. While raising seven
children, she also found time to belong to many clubs. She was a charter member of Sacred Heart
Church, and belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society, of which she served as
secretary. She also enjoyed, Homemakers, Linettes, her volunteer work as a
docent in Galloway House and Village, and Taylor Park University, in which she
was an active, as well as founding member.
young girl, she enjoyed roller skating, ice skating, bowling, swimming and
babysitting. When her children left home, she learned to golf, and played in a
women’s league, as well as with her husband and friends. She and Earl also
loved meeting friends & family for Friday Night Fish Fry’s, her favorite
place being The Wayside.
greatest joy was her family. She is survived by four daughters, Randy (Joe) Aiello,
Kerry (Gene) Faris, Debby (Andy) Lorenz, Amy (Jeff) Shaw, and one son, James
(Mary Nachtway) Bond. She is further survived by twelve grandchildren, Courtney
DeRusha, Matthew (Rachel Cooper) DeRusha, Angela Bond, Zachary (Carrie Freund)
Bond, Justin Bond, Brad (Roseann Lovato) Lorenz, Joshua (Brittany Brenner)
Shaw, Layla (Jesse) Smet and Alyssa Shaw, three step-grandaughters, Andrea
(Martin) Deputy, Cindey (Jeff) Kreinke, and Gina (Randy) Redmann, as well as
nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, a
son, Thomas, a daughter, Lorry, a grandchild, Melanie, and two sisters,
Leatrice Mann and Shirley Feiereisen. Mom often said she had a wonderful life.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 3rd, at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 200 S. Peters Ave., from 9:00 to 10:45 am.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following the visitation at the
church at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
family wishes to thank the nursing staff and doctors at St. Agnes Hospital, 6th
South, Dr. Michael Sergi and the staff at Hospice Home of Hope, for their
also like to thank Zacherl Funeral Home, in particular, Peter Zacherl.
of flowers, a memorial is being established in Elaine’s name to benefit Friends
of Taylor Park and Pool, and/or donations to Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du
Lac would be appreciated.
Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com