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Face Time with Brian Bonnema

St. Charles resident Brian Bonnema, 54, was at the Geneva Chamber Classic Car Show when he answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle's Brenda Schory.

Schory: Where did you grow up?
Bonnema:
I lived in Carol Stream until I was 10, then we moved to St. Charles. I graduated St. Charles High School in 1981 when there was just one high school.

Schory: Do you have any pets?
Bonnema:
Two cats named Torrie and Yukon.

Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Bonnema:
Groucho Marx.

Schory: First job?
Bonnema:
Working at the Wasco Blacksmith shop when I was 12 years old.

Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Bonnema:
I wanted to be a DJ, but I became in charge of fleets for Mendel Plumbing and Heating.

Schory: Is that your truck in the show?
Bonnema:
No, it’s one of the Mendel fleet. It’s a 1986 blue Chevy Scottsdale and all original.

Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?
Bonnema:
“Citizen Kane.”

Schory: Favorite charity?
Bonnema:
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets, that’s where Yukon came from

Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?
Bonnema:
Raspberry sherbert

Schory: Favorite local restaurant?
Bonnema:
Geneva Diner in Geneva

Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?
Bonnema:
I met Stacey King from the Chicago Bulls on a personal level while we were both at a firing range, G.A.T. Guns, in Carpentersville.

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