Jason J. Bonnell

Posted 3/1/22

AMBOY - Jason Jeffrey Bonnell, 41, of Amboy passed peacefully at his home on Feb. 26, 2022.

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Jason J. Bonnell


AMBOY - Jason Jeffrey Bonnell, 41, of Amboy passed peacefully at his home on Feb. 26, 2022.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 3 at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy beginning with a Catholic Rosary at 3:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 4-8 p.m. Additional visitation will be Friday, March 4 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with a funeral Mass honoring his life to follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Sublette will directly follow services.

Jason was born Nov. 2, 1980 in Dixon to Jeffrey and Janice (Olson) Bonnell.

Survivors include his grandparents, Donald and Kathryn Bonnell and Mary Olson; his mother, Janice (Olson) Bonnell and Don Phelps; two brothers, James (Rebecca) and Jacob (Stephanie) Bonnell; nieces and nephew, Leah, Grace and Jeffrey Jacob; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss him more than words can express.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey Bonnell; his grandfather, Robert Olson; and an infant nephew.

Jason attended Amboy High School, continuing at Illinois State University where he studied agriculture, graduating in 2003. Those fortunate enough to know him loved him for his generosity, kindness, humility and care for others. He worked hard and put others’ needs before his own, being someone to rely on in a time of need. He made friends easily because he made those around him feel important and welcome. Jason spent his days proudly as a farmer raising crops and livestock in Amboy. He embodied the poem, “God made a farmer” and was blessed to do so with his grandparents and uncle. His hard work ethic, patience and faith provided him with the passion to fulfil his lifelong dream of being a farmer. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Lee County Farm Bureau, and Alcoholics Anonymous. He enjoyed the outdoors and could be found riding snowmobiles, four wheelers, or motorcycles with friends and family. Above all, Jason loved his family dearly. He was inspired by his mother’s strength; he valued his close relationship with his grandparents. He was a great brother, leading James and Jake through life’s challenges. Jason cherished being an uncle and was intentional about making lasting memories with his nieces and nephew. He called often and made sure they knew how important they were to him and for that they adored their Uncle Jay.

Memorial donations in remembrance of Jason may be made to the Amboy Fire Department and EMS or Amboy FFA Alumni Association. Online condolences can be left at www.thejonesfh.com.