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Jason Ohnemus

Jason Ohnemus

Jason Albert Ohnemus, age 38, of Rockford, IL, formerly of Fowler, IL, died on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at his home in Rockford. He was born on October 13, 1978, a son of James L. and Ann L. (Niewohner) Ohnemus.

Jason graduated from Liberty High School in 1996 and from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

He worked for United Technologies Aerospace Systems formerly known as Hamilton Sundstrand for 16 years in Rockford. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church in Rockford, IL.

Jason enjoyed trap-shooting, fishing and beating his Uncle Greg Knapp playing Uno. He also enjoyed viewing the planets and stars through his telescope and coming home to work on the family farm.

He is survived by his parents James and Ann of Fowler, IL; four brothers, Scott (Angie) Ohnemus of Streamwood, IL; Michael (Laura) Ohnemus of Camp Point, IL; Steve Ohnemus of Fowler, IL; and Robert (Hillery) Ohnemus of Hickory, KY; one sister Sarah (Kirk) Venvertloth of Coatsburg, IL.

Five nieces and two nephews, Tiffany and Katelyn Ohnemus of Streamwood, IL; Madelyn and Lane Ohnemus of Camp Point, IL; Ella, Grace and James Venertloh of Coatsburg, IL.

Three uncles, Duane (Konnie) Collett of St. Charles, MO; Gregg Knapp of Clayton, IL; Terry (Barb) Niewohner of Quincy, IL and one aunt Kristin Niewohner-Powell of Quincy, IL. Numerous cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonard and Mabel Ohnemus, Virgil and Betty Niewohner and his aunts Jeanette Knapp and Mary Collett.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 9:45 a.m.in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1435 E. 1500th, Quincy, IL. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Rita Catholic Church, 6284 Valley Knoll Drive, Rockford, IL 61109 or to the St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Joseph Cemetery Fund. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Sandy Richter
Lennox, SD
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My deepest sympathy to you, Jim and Ann and the rest of the family. Prayers for peace and comfort for you in the coming days. Sandy (Mast) Richter
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Jennifer Schullian Morrow
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss, we are all shocked to say the least. Always remember his quietness, but when he said something it was either extremely funny or extremely smart.
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Rozetta Elder
Rockford, IL
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My Deepest Condolences to Jason's family. Jason was awesome to work with and always kept me laughing with his subtle sarcasm. He was incredibly smart and kind. I always looked forward to talking with him. I usually joked with him about he getting a house because he had a girlfriend that he didn't want us to know about. He said that his family had that job covered. Oh Jason, I am so sadden and could not believe the news. Rest Easy and say hello to Dave Fox for me!
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John Kleindienst
Rockford, IL
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This came as a complete shock to me. I worked with Jason since he started at Hamilton Sundstrand. He was my friend. We shot on the same trap team and Winter camped. My heart goes out to his parents and brothers. If I can help in any way, please let me know.
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Susan Wilt
Cherry Valley, IL
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Jason was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. His quick wit and laid back personality will be missed. His dedication to his job were paramount. I remember him working on a database at home for weeks on end to make sure it worked and came to fruition. I consider him one of the most intelligent people I have met, yet he was so humble.
He will be missed terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. May God envelope you with his comforting arms through this time.
From:
Dianna "Elliott" York
Mendon, IL
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I am so sorry. Jason was always one of the nicest and sweetest guys in school. Such a shame.
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Michelle Forster
Rockford, IL
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Jason was a kind individual who was always willing to help those around him. He will be missed. Please know your family will be in my thoughts and prayers over the upcoming months.
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Mike and Viane Staniszewski
Fort Myers, FL
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Jason touched so many and placed his mark on great designs and applications at Sundstrand where he dedicated his talents. You will be deeply missed. May you ever grow in our hearts. "Your candle burned out long before your legend ever will". Hope that you and Dave Fox will solve the universes' problems. Extending our deepest sympathies to Jason's family. God Bless.
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Heather Gregory
liberty, IL
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Our deepest sympathies to the family. Jason was a good guy. I remember growing up with him in school. He was very smart in our class. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family thru this difficult time.
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Rita Lepper
Fowler, IL
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I am so sorry for your loss. Your are ib my prayers.
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John Wilhelmsen
Placitas, NM
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I was shocked to hear of this sad news. Such a young guy who's life was cut short.
I worked with him on and off through the years at Sundstrand and appreciated his knowledge, sincerity, commitment to doing things right and to getting them done as and when promised. His subtle wit and sarcasm kept things on a lighter note which helped to get through difficult times and situations.
Rest easy Jason. You are remembered well and will be missed greatly.
From:
Frank and Brenda Siebers
Fowler, IL
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Jim, Ann and family - so very sorry for your loss. Your all are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Mike Schneider
Rockford, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohnemus family at the loss of your dear Jason. I fondly remember the great pride I felt when we hired one of the good, smart guys from my humble hometown of Liberty, IL to come and work for us at Sundstrand. Jason proved to be all that I told my colleagues he would be and more! Rarely do you find a combination of brilliance and humility in one person, but Jason showed us that great things can be accomplished by a soft-spoken man. And he was a constant presence at St.
Rita, a faithful attendee during his time here. Thanks, Ohnemus family, for sharing the gift of Jason with us for these few years in good old Rockford,
Illinois: we are all the better for having known and worked with him. May God bless you with His peace, and may the perpetual light shine upon him.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Sarah and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
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Dawn Neisen
New York, NY
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My deepest sympathy for your loss...my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jason's gentleness, quick wit and intelligence made the world a brighter place.
From:
Ted Min
Phoenix, AZ
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Jason and I had a long working history as circuit designers. Though we are still young, we are always like old timers who like to go back to basics and pick on one another. We also were blessed to be able to work with best of the best engineers. We always run it by each other and point out things to make it better even after I moved to AZ early this year. I had been wondering why he had been offline and I got this terrible news of his passing from our mentor, Jim Clemmons. My heart goes out to his families. I know he'd be missed and a lot of his contributions at UTAS will live on. I'd miss you buddy..
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Jenice Taylor
Sun City Center, FL
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It is with a heavy heart that I try to convey my heartfelt sympathies on Jason's passing. Jason was a very special person and all who were lucky enough to know him are better people. I especially feel blessed to have had the honor of being one of Jason's teachers at Liberty High School. Jason's entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
God Speed, Jason
From:
Eric Zengel
Liberty, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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kondala
Schaumburg, IL
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My deepest Condolences to Jason's family. He is a wonderful guy. Easy to work with him at office. Very good thinker and filled with lot of ideas at work. There is no day without working with him at office. We used to walk and had long conversation on variety of topics including telescope and moon captures. I am shocked and could not believe it. No one in Hamilton believe it too.

It's a great loss for all of us.
From:
Lucy (Koetters) Crain
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I am sorry to hear of Jason's passing. My thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time.
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Jeanette Bohne
Quincy, IL
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Jim, Ann and family, I was very sorry to learn of Jason's passing. Know that at this time of Great Loss you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless! [ Frank's granddaughter ]