James V. "Jim" Bomhold

June 23, 1960February 22, 2018
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James V. “Jim” Bomhold, age 57, of Bartonville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 2:32 a.m. at his residence.

He was born June 23, 1960 in Peoria County to Harry and Mary Lou (Stanley) Bomhold. He married Rita Horton on July 4, 1981 in Peoria. She survives along with two daughters: Angela (Jason) Karcher of Bartonville, Jamie (Josh) Hartman of Galion, OH, three grandsons, three brothers, and one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Jim was a Laborer working for Alter Recycling Center in Bartonville for 25 years retiring in 2017. He was a member of the Mackinaw Valley Long Rifle Club, Lancaster Masonic Lodge # 106, and the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Creve Coeur. Jim was an avid fisherman, loved life, and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be Friday, March 2, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel with a Masonic service at 6:45 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Dwight Winnett will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Memorial donations may be made to the family through the Commerce Bank in Pekin. You may view Jim’s obituary online at


  • Visitation Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2018

James V. "Jim" Bomhold

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Josh Hartman

March 3, 2018

I may have married into this family, but I became your son. I didn’t get to spend as much time with you as I had wanted, I learned so much from you in these past 7 years. I only hope that I will be half the man that you were. Your memory will live on through your grandchildren. Jamie and I will make sure that Mikey remembers his poppa. We love you dad.

Georgia Mason

March 1, 2018

Jimmy was the most loving, caring person I have ever met. He was welcoming to everyone he met. This world lost one of the greatest men. He fought so hard and so long. He was determined to make sure his girls were ok. My heart breaks for all of you. I know he will always be remembered. The Mason Family. KEVIN, Georgia, jessi and Jenny

tom lundy

February 25, 2018

my thoughts and prayers to family and friends. jimmy, you will be always missed and remembered in our hearts. we never parted ways without feeling a better person for your friendship. rest in peace, love and admiration,always. till we meet again.

Mary Swinford

February 24, 2018

I will miss him so much, every voo or voo function he use to buzz my neck. he was always such a joy, He and Rita were always helping me to be comfortable.

Kim Charlton

February 24, 2018

I will miss how you joked around with everyone.. watch over us from heaven..

Charles Emig

February 24, 2018

RIP Jim,
Give Jim Bridges a hello in heaven. I always ran into Jimmy at Kroger. I will miss seeing you. You always stopped by the corvette shop year ago. Now you are,with the Lord and cancer free
Charles Emig

Steve Lyons

February 24, 2018

For years, the riverbank was where
Your soul felt most at peace
Your heart was most content when there
With the fish and the geese
But then, your spirit came to rest
Where angels chose to roam
And once equipped with ten pound test
You made yourself at home.

The sky became your deep blue sea
The clouds became your shore
And there, for all eternity
You sat with friends galore
Each angel was a fisherman
Who had traded his pole
For golden wings and a game plan
At Heaven's Fishing Hole.

The tales you told about each catch
Its stature and its girth
Will live in memories unmatched
As days pass here on earth
Until we meet again, one day
Upon God's golden sand
We'll picture you, no other way
Than with a pole in hand.

© 2006 Jill Eisnaugle's Poetry Collection

Faunette Sayles

February 24, 2018

Rita, Jamie, Josh, Angie, Jason and family, We were so sorry to hear of Jims passing, But rejoicing at the same time. He is finally free of cancer sitting up in heaven. What a great man that has touched so many lives. Always willing and with a smile. Your in our thoughts and prayers always. May you find comfort during this time. We love you and we will miss Jim. Janet, Jesse, Faun and family

Robin Floyd

February 23, 2018

Jimmy will be missed SO much. He was a wonderful man and we felt honored to call him our friend and a member of our family. He never met a stranger and was loved by everyone who knew him.

Bobby & Linda Brown

February 23, 2018

We're so sorry for the loss of Jimmie. We were so blessed to have known him.
May you find comfort in knowing he's walking with GOD.