POMPANO BEACH, FLA.

James L. O達rien


James L. O'BrienJames Leo O達rien of Pompano Beach, Fla., died at age 90 on December 15, 2014.

He is survived by his seven children: daughter, Colleen, and sons, James (Sandra), Kevin (Maura), Dennis (Diane), Daniel (Kathy), Michael (Debbie) and Matthew (Petra); 12 grandchildren: Patrick (Jennifer), Jennifer (David) Bennett, Joshua (Sarah), Steven, David (Alison), Katie (Ryan) Montgomery, Shaun, Kelly (Andrew) Johnson, Mitchell, Erin Garlow, Riley Garlow, and Matthew; and 11 great-grandchildren: Connor, Cooper Bennett, Caitlin Bennett, Jay Bennett, Issa, Page, Madalyn Montgomery, Owen Montgomery, Kylee, Aspen, and Ella Johnson.

Jim grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy, in the Pacific Theater, during World War II on board the USS Tekesta. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, Jim graduated from Marquette University, earned his certified public accountant license and retired as the chief financial officer for JH Collectibles in Milwaukee. He and his wife, Margaret (Maggie) LaVonne, retired to Pompano Beach where Jim enjoyed playing golf.

Jim痴 Catholic faith was major part of his life. He attended the Assumption Catholic Church, where he served as Eucharistic minister. Jim also served on the Board of Governors for the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club Corinthians and thoroughly enjoyed participating in their many activities.

Jim loved his family and especially enjoyed large family gatherings and reunions. He was a great swing dancer and had a love for music. Jim also possessed a great sense of humor. Growing up with him or being his friend meant that you would frequently hear him tell jokes or burst into laughter. Although Jim will be missed, we will celebrate his long, full life rather than mourn his passing.

The brothers want to thank Colleen and Bill for the loving and compassionate care they both provided to Dad for the last two years. Dad could not have asked for better care.

A visitation will be on Friday, January 9, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Avenue in Oconomowoc. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 10, at 12:00 noon at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Oconomowoc. Burial will follow at St. Jerome Catholic Cemetery with full military honors.

Jim O達rien will be laid to rest next to his wife, Margaret O達rien. Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.