Arthur W. Omes
1928 - 2021
Lake Forest
Arthur William Omes, 92, passed away on January 3, 2021. He was born in Elmwood Park, IL on July 28, 1928 to Arthur and Melba (nee Beck) Omes.

Arthur was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, he served as a treasure of the church for many years. He was in the Illinois National Guard; Arthur was a Graduate of Northwestern University, and later in life he was the Former president of the DPMA (Data Processing Management Association)

Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Elizabeth (nee Hirsekorn) and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date in 2021. A private graveside service will take place at Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. Memorial contributions may be sent to PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305 and the Salvation Army, 906 Muir Avenue, Lake Bluff, 60044, 847-234-0802. Info: Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest, (847) 234-0022 or

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Betty, Christa and I send our condolences. I am slated to be Grace's next treasurer, so I will give a nod to Art's memory. God's peace.
Dan Krout
January 14, 2021
Forever remembered, forever missed
January 13, 2021
Heartfelt wishes to the family were they have peace and comfort
January 11, 2021
Linda Hirsekorn
January 10, 2021
Linda Hirsekorn
January 10, 2021
Art you are deeply missed. The many hours we spent building that aircraft carrier model when I was a kid were a formative experience for me. I learned that seemingly impossible projects were manageable with the right attention to detail. I´ll never forget that as well as the countless backyard patio parties, holidays, market discussions, and amazing meals. Chicago won´t be the same without you.
Josh Freeland
January 10, 2021