In loving memory of those who are forever in our hearts


Arthur W. Onasch, Jr.

Arthur W. Onasch, Jr., age 86 of North Branch passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.Art was born on July 11, 1935 in Isanti to parents, Arthur and Martha (Foslin) Onasch, Sr. He attended schools in Isanti and North Branch. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict. Art married Marilyn Boll on October 25, 1958 at Assumption Catholic Church in Richfield. Art worked as mason for over 40 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and in his younger days spending time snowmobile racing. He was a hard worker but kind and fair to everyone. He will be remembered for “being rough on the outside but had a big heart.”
Art is survived by his wife, Marilyn, children, Dan Onasch of Bloomington, Debbie (Lance) Rochel of Center City and Michelle (Mark) Ashley of Brooklyn Park; his brothers and sisters, Hardy (Sandy) Onasch of Yakima, WA; Lola Crawford of Zimmerman, Darlyn (Vince) Glidden of Pine City, Daryl (Debbie) Onasch of Brook Park and Vonnie (Jim) Lee of Braham; his daughter in law, Vicki Onasch of Shafer; his five grandchildren, Mike Onasch, Rance (Leah) Ashley, Shelbie Rochel, Kennedy (Kayla) Ashley and Mandy Rochel and his two great grandchildren, Blake Onasch and Neveah Onasch. Art is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Martha; brother, Sheldon, sister, Terri and son, Jim in 2015.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gregory the Great on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to Mass at 10:00 a.m.  Luncheon to follow in parish hall.