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Amy Onsager

Feb 12, 1966 - May 05, 2019


Obituary is defined as “a notice of a death usually with a short biographical account”. This one is written by Amy Onsager who lived fully for 53 years and died well on May 5, 2019. I am survived by; seriously it’s not rocket science and, ya’ll know it is everyone who’s breathing today. No funeral “act of observance of a dead person” is planned as I broke tradition to attend while I was still breathing. Let’s face it; you really didn’t want to attend anyway. If you are feeling sad that you missed the party, call one of my family members; David Onsager (husband) Andrew Onsager (son) Emily and Devin Hoffmann (daughter and son-in-law), Myron and Elaine DeGrave (dad and mom), Kelly, Dean and Perry DeGrave (brothers), Mary Onsager (mother-in-law), Lou Ann Fischer (sister-in-law), Mark, Steve, and Pat Onsager (brothers-in-law) or friends (too many to mention) who you think should have been there and chat about it. If you want to give a memorial gift please send it to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice supporting their Vision “As a teaching organization dedicated to giving back, we allow people the freedom to live fully and to die well” and Mission “We turn fear into love, patients into people, and caregivers into confident heroes.”



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Stephanie Reynolds

I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28,29. There Jesus promised a resurrection of our loved ones who have passed away. This beautiful hope can sustain us during times of grief. Please accept my condolences.

Stacey Bahr

Amy, I still have the last text you sent me, and it was too long ago. I realize now that I failed you as a friend. I hope you know that you touched my life in a special way. I applaud you for truly living yours! Peace!

Mike Beitzel

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Amy. Her self-written testimonial reflects her zest for life, and love for family and friends.

Leanne Brulla

I was lucky to work with Amy on 2K. We worked hard but had fun also. She could find joy in many situations. I will never forget making special cookies for a bridal shower and then the shower at her home. Special Lady! God Bless!

Angelia Neumann

Dave, Andrew, and Emily, You were everything to Amy. She set an incredible example of hard work, achievement, loyalty, and living life to the fullest.

The O’Keefe Family

To the Onsager family, we are saddened to hear of amy’s passing. She was wonderful to our family, watching our daughter grace when grace was a baby. We send our condolences to you all and welcome you to stop by our home anytime you are in Chicago. With love, the O’Keefes

Marie Henry

David and family, sorry for your loss, I Will keep you in my prayers. Love and hugs to y'all.


My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you!! It was such a blessing to have known Amy and to have her in my life. She will always live in my heart!! My Son, Logan thought the sun rose and set in Ms. Amy... He loved her dearly and she always had special time with him whether just sitting and talking or rolling around on the floor with him showing him all kinds of creative moves. She was such a sweet humble Soul that we will always cherish!! Please let us know if we can do anything for you guys or if you just need to get away and come to South Carolina to visit or just stay awhile. You are always welcome. We love You dearly!! Love Dave, Vanessa & Logan Baumann

Kathy Kane

Amy will always be an inspiration to me. Amazing woman. “Dream Big” my friend.

David Baumann

God bless you girl we will miss you everyday and look forward to seeing up above.Thanks for all the good times our families shared

Jensen Hamilton

My thoughts and prayers to the Onsager family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Amy while I was doing my clinical rotation with HSHS Home Hospice. Not only was she a hoot to be around, she was always happy to give me advice and teach me tricks with nursing practice. I will always hold a special place in my heart for her. I hope she's enjoying endless amounts of sushi and chocolate.

Kaitlynn Thomas

Love you Amy ! You are truly one of a kind!!

Jodi Parra

Amy- you are a strong, kind, fun loving, confidential, sweet, amazing, honest, funny and true blue friend! You have lived a life with such confidence and grace! I have learned a lifetime of lessons from you and I will cherish them forever. I know you are in a place of complete happiness but I still grieve. I know as I sit here crying I can hear you saying, "stop and celebrate a life well lived"! You know we will all will watch out for your Emily, Andrew and Dave the best we know how, as I know you will be too! As I said to you when I last saw you "love you girlfriend " forever and for always! Condolences to the rest of your family, Until we meet again.... Jodi

Cindy Jones

I learned so much from you, Amy. I’m glad I told you that. Thank you. Love, Cindy

Robert and Ruth Williams

Our deepest condolences Dave and your entire family. Will miss Amy's fiesty spirit.

Karen Krueger

Brenda Darrah

I will miss visiting with Amy and the family. God’s blessings.

Sandy Kapellen