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James "Jim" Dennis O'Neill

March 9, 1935 — March 23, 2020

James “Jim” Dennis O’Neill age 85 of Sargent, NE passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home in Sargent, NE.

A Memorial service will be Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Catholic Church in Sargent, NE with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Sargent Volunteer Fire Department or Windmills Links Golf Course at Sargent. A time to greet the family will be held on Sunday, September 13th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Catholic Church in Sargent. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary will comply with the CDC and State of Nebraska.

Jim was born March 9, 1935 in Anselmo, NE to George and Josephine (Moroney) O’Neill. Jim went to grade school in Anselmo, then attended and graduated from Sargent High School in 1953. On December 30, 1961 he was united in marriage to Karen Johnson at the Catholic Church in Sargent, NE, to this union two daughters where born Tammy and Cindy.

Jim worked for Great Western Gas Company most of his life, and still was helping part time up to the time of his death. Jim enjoyed golf, he had 44 years with the Sargent Volunteer Fire Department and served in varies offices within the Department, Jim never knew a stranger, he was very involved in the Church, and never missed his grandkids activities.

Jim is survived by daughters Tammy Mannlein of Sargent, Cindy (Bump) Markham of Merna, four grandchildren Jeff Mannlein, Alyssa Sommer, Ryan Boyd, and Matt Markham, one great grandchild Grayson, two brothers Tom (Peg) O’Neill of Phoenix, AZ, and Gary O’Neill of Arvada, CO.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents George and Josephine, wife Karen in 2018, grandson Neil Drake, son-in-law Mike Mannlein, and a brother Jack O’Neill.


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