- 45 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 27, 1970
- Date of passing: Sep 23, 2016
|"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day..." 2 Timothy 4:7-8|
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. But most importantly, Monica was the precious daughter of our Heavenly Father. We will be updating this website in the future to share more about Monica's legacy. Please feel free to share your memories, stories and photos of Monica on this website so they can be shared with her family, especially her children.
"Monica lived life to the full. She was an inspiration to me and to many around her. She was a good friend and poured out her lives to those who needed it the most, including many children. She led by her actions, was passionate for what she knew was right, and always enjoyed the moment. She was strong in spirit, filled with love, and always a blessing to be with."
"I met Monica when our boys were in 7th grade. Soon after we became close friends. I always joked with her that our boys needed to be friends forever because we were going to be friends forever. Monica, was a sweet woman as was the whole family. My family quickly fell in love with you all.
I only knew her for 5 yrs. I wish it would've been longer but I truly was blessed in those 5 hrs of friendship. We lived far so we didn't always see each other as much as we wanted to. But, we would text and talked on the phone. She was such a amazing women. Never complained. Always praising God and counting her blessings. She always genuinely cared about how my family and I were doing. I remember when I told her we were looking to buy a home she kept an eye out for me. Gave me 2 houses on her block that I could buy. She was so disappointed when I told her they weren't available. Oh, how we wished we had lived closer.
I will miss Monica. She was one of my closest friends. I think of her daily. How I wish I could still talk to her. I know I will see her again soon. I look forever to spending eternity with her. Maybe, we can be neighbors in heaven.
I see Monica in her kids. In Aileen's sweet nature. So nurturing and loving. In Aidan's eyes and how he is such a great listener. In Aaron and his silly ways. Monica was soft spoken but she would get so excited. I remember telling her stories and she would smile say "yeah, yeah,yeah" as she sat up and acknowledged my story. Aaron has that same excitement.
You all had an amazing Mother. A strong, sweet and loving Mother. I pray that you remember your Mom's love for God and you. When things get hard remember that she kept her eyes on Jesus and she would want you all to do the same.
We love you all and are so blessed to have you in our lives."
"Monica's character reflected so much the grace and strength of a godly character. She had struggles and pain, yet always smiled and cared about others. Her goal was to follow Jesus and teach her children well. She was a lovely example of this to all of us. We have been inspired, blessed, humbled by her sweet and gentle spirit. Because of Jesus. Thank you Pastor Kim for pointing out that Monica lived for something more. . . for eternal life with her savior. Those wonderful scriptures comfort and lead us all as we are saddened by her loss here on earth. She is happy in Jesus, Praise God!"
"As one of the leaders of the Youth Group at the Korean Baptist Church of Schaumburg, I speak on behalf of the whole Youth Group.
We would like to thank you for everything you've done for us. Thank you for giving up your precious time to help us find God and become who we are today. I will never forget how you went on the retreats with us even though your physical state was so weak. I will never forget how you had one on one's with me and other Youth members when we didn't feel secure. I would cry about my emotional and spiritual state and you'd take it all in and pray for me. I will never forget how even when you were so weak in the hospital, you continued to pray for the Youth Group instead of praying for your own health.
You have inspired me to continue to put my faith in God. In these times, many people will turn their hatred and anger towards God and question why He has taken you away from us. I remember how you told me a while ago that, "the reason people die so young is because God wants to see them sooner. He calls them to his kingdom because he believes that where they belong."
Mrs. Monica, I believe that you are up there with out Father as we speak. You left us with many blessings and gifts that we will never forget. Thank you so much and we will love and miss you forever."
"Onni, it's your first birthday in the heaven. No more pain, no more fear, no more crying... just you get to be in the real happiness... But we on the earth are missing you...yet... so much...
Happy Real Birthday in heaven... to You... Monica Onni..."
"I met Monica through CC prayer meetings. She had a fervent heart for prayer. She is one of the most caring people I have ever met. Even though she had many trials, she was selfless and always asked and cared about how I was doing. It was apparent that she truly lived for the Lord and trusted in Him. I will always remember her kindness and her laughter. We laughed and cried together on many occasions. She was a wonderful friend, an example of an excellent wife, and a sweet and loving mother. I am very blessed to have known her."
"When I was little, our families spent a lot of time together. Monica was my unnie who looked out for me and protected me from Marcello's tickles, and showed genuine interest in playing with me and my Lincoln Logs. She was kind and gracious. I did not know her as an adult, but I know that she was loved by so many people and that she made this world a better place."
"Rev. Andrew and family please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of your wife. I will pray that you recieve comfort and peace as you mourn."
"모니카 언니, 이젠 내가 한국말로 써도 언니가 읽을 수 있겠네. 내가 한국말로 해도 언닌 다 들을 수도 있겠지. 우리 침신 대학원 기숙사에서 한 방에 살 때 항상 돌봐준 거, 인애원 데려가 준거, 여수에 광은 목사님 댁에 MT 갔을 때 가장 힘들고 아팠던 시간들을 이겨낸 이야기 잊지 않을 게. 예쁘고, 친절하고, 여리지만 강하고, 믿음직스럽고 사랑스러웠던 언니를 내 마음에도 그려둡니다. 언니 천국에서 만나요~"
"I am extremely saddened to hear of Monica's passing today. She was a beautiful light to all, and I so appreciated knowing her and her precious family. Aidan, Aileen and Aaron, I will be praying for you daily. Your mama meant so much to all of us. She raised you to be strong and rely on our Lord. May He comfort you in your grief. Sending my love."
"when I first met Monica almost twenty years ago, she was around the age I am today. Her warmth and kindness even back then exemplifies what I can only hope to embody. Over the years, Monica has come to become a true hero in my book--one of the bravest people with so much abundance of love and audacity to hope. Even amidst her difficult times, or perhaps it is better to say in the face of such times, she had a heart for others and for serving God. Thank you for praying for me Monica for all these years, even when you having a tough time, and thank you for giving the world a glimpse of Jesus."
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