James Onsen

CARBON HILL—James H. “Jimmy” Onsen, 81, of Carbon Hill, IL. passed away at his residence early Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, 2017.
Jimmy was born May 16, 1936 in Coal City, IL. to Harold and Anna (Cushing) Onsen. He attended Coal City High School before honorably serving his country in the United States Army. He married Patricia Donahue in 1964 at St. Mary Carmelite Catholic Church in Joliet. He retired from Laborer's Local #75 and also farmed in the Diamond, IL. area for several years. Jimmy enjoyed socializing with many friends in his garage, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia; his son Rick (Melissa) Onsen; his sister Karen (Tommy) Summers; his brothers Raymond (Betty) Onsen and William “Billy” (Dee Perona) Onsen; 4 grandchildren: Ryan (Stacia) Onsen, Kayla (Brandon) Paulsen, Dalton Onsen and MacKenzie Bradley; 4 great-grandchildren: Bentleigh Onsen, Addison Paulsen, Blake Paulsen and Bonnita Wozniak; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Anna Onsen; his daughter Annette Onsen; his sisters: Betty Lou Vandygrief and Faye Legg; and his brothers: Leonard Onsen, Jerry Lee Onsen, Wayne Onsen, David Onsen and Richard Onsen.
Memorials in Jimmy's name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at the Ferrari Funeral Chapel (corner of Spring Road and Ferrari Drive) in Coal City with Father Robert Noesen officiating.
Burial with Military Honors will follow at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. Visitation will also be Saturday from 9 a.m until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m.
Pallbearers will be: Ryan Onsen, Dalton Onsen, Bruce Legg, Tim Onsen, Dylan Onsen and Wyatt Onsen
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.ferrarifuneral.com
Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City is in charge of arrangements.