|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1950|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 2009|
James "J.J." Bongartz, 59, of Peoria, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on August 18, 1950 in Peoria to James M. and Marian Bonath Bongartz. He married Gail J. Wolwark on November 24, 1986 in Peoria. She survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Meghan Bongartz of Chicago and Caitlin Bongartz of Peoria; one son, Jesse Bongartz of Peoria; one brother, Bill Bongartz of Punta Gorda, FL; two sisters, Kathleen (Gary) Brashear of Dunlap and Carolyn (Brian) Ward of Pekin; and he was surrounded by loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He worked at Specialty Distributing for many years. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights and a lifelong Chicago White Sox Fan. The sparkle in his eyes showed how much he loved his family. He was very proud of his garden and enjoyed playing with his dog.
Services were entrusted to Wright and Salmon Mortuary of Peoria, Illinois.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: JLM
Record added: Oct 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43776650
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