James Joseph Veeneman

1954 - 2017 (Age 63)

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Sorry to just hear of Jim's passage. He was a good accountant when I worked with him in the 80s. I had lost touch with him some years back. May he rest in peace.

My deepest condolences to Jim's family. I knew him from when he transferred from St. Phillips to Sunset Ridge and at New Trier West. He was a great fun guy. A teriffic athlete. It was an honor to know him. Saw Jim last several years ago at our Sunset Ridge class of 69 40th reunion. It was so great to see how successful he was. God Bless. Walter (Chip) Roberts.

Dear Mary, Shane, and Jamie,
We just learned about Jim's passing and want you to know that we are thinking of you all at this sad time. As you know, Jim was a very special person and we will truly miss our chats with him in the alley between our houses. We remember how nice he was one brutal winter, plowing in front of our garage with his snowblower so we could get out. We hope that all your wonderful memories of your wonderful husband and Dad will be a comfort to you.

We are so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We remember him as a very positive and happy young man of our youth. He was a loyal and loving brother and son. Our sincerest condolences to the family. May your memories of Jim and your faith sustain you.

I am sorry for your loss, may these words from the sacred scriptures bring you comfort.Revelations21:4"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

My sympathies to Jimmy's family. I remember him in his twenties as a happy fun loving young man

I recently heard of Jim's passing. I am sorry to hear of your loss as I remember him as a great person who always had a smile on his face. May the wonderful memories hold him dear to you and your boys today and throughout the years. Know that I am sending prayers and love your way.


James's Obituaries

James J. Veeneman, 63, of Hyde Park, Chicago Died peacefully on December 8, 2017.   "Jimmy" was born on April 22, 1954 in at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chicago. He was the fifth child of five by six minutes (Twins). He is the son of the late John and Marie Veeneman. He was raised in Northfield, Illinois and attended St. Philips, Sunset Ridge, New Trier, Trinity University (BA), DePaul University and (MA), University of Chicago, Booth (MBA). He is survived by his wife Mary Lawler and children Shane and Jamie who were his greatest joy ever.  He is also survived by his siblings John, Theresa and Bob (Twin) and proceeded in death by his sister Bernadette. Jimmy loved his nieces and nephews, Patrick, Mary Sue, Tom, Adam, Madeline, Bridget, Emma, Hannah, Mary Kate and Jack Fitz.   Jim's career took him from banking and accounting into fundraising. He worked at Lakeshore National Bank, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. His respect for donors and passion for helping others came through in every gift received.A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at St. John Berchmans Church, 2511 West Logan Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647   Visitation: Saturday, December 16, 2017. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John Berchmans Church, 2511 West Logan Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647Funeral Mass: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m. at St. John Berchmans Church, 2511 West Logan Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647  Donations in memory of Jimmy may be made to: Shirley Ryan Ability Lab355 E Erie StreetChicago, IL 60611 or Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club 516 N. Ogden Avenue, #172Chicago, IL 60642. Info: www.donnellanfuneral.com  or (847) 675-1990  

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