“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, E. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us and let our son run all around the facility. We are grateful for how your group handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
— S. and F.
Walter H. Obman
August 20, 1926 - May 14, 2012
Walter H. Obman, age 85, a resident of Plainfield since 1947, formerly of Crest Hill, IL. He was born August 20, 1926 on Oswego, IL and passed away May 14, 2012 at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital in Bolingbrook, IL.
Walter is survived by his loving son, Walter C. (Cindy) Obman of Plainfield; his wonderful grandchildren, Michael Obman and Stacie (Mike) Obman-Petkovich, Allen, Jr. (Karin) Obman, Brandi (Garreth) Thornley and Adam Obman; his great-grandchildren, Alexis, Jenna, and Jacob Obman and his daughter in law Marcia (Clif) Gray as well as many nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Norma (nee Gabel), his parents, Charles and Zelda (nee Welch) Obman; his son, Allen Obman, Sr.; his sisters, Winifred Obman and Dorothy Lindstrom and his brothers, James, Charles and Richard Obman.
Walter has been a longtime member of the Sharon United Methodist Church, retired from Brown & Lambrecht Construction in 1988 after serving 43 years as an operating engineer. Walter has been a lifetime member of Local 150, served in the US Navy during WW II and a member of the American Legion since 1976. He enjoyed wood carving and fishing.
For those who prefer, memorial contributions in Walter's honor may be made to the Sharon United Methodist Church, 23913 W. Lockport St, Plainfield, 60544.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 17, 2012 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Road, Plainfield, IL. Funeral Services will be Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Plainfield Township Cemetery.