May 3, 1937 - September 23, 2021
Loretta “Laurie” Jean Ohm (nee Hughes), 84. Beloved daughter of the late Harriett and George Hughes. Dear and loving wife of Al Ohm for more than 63 years of cherished marriage and lifelong best friends. Loving sister of Donna May Palmer nee Hughes and the late Joanne Kay Kohut nee Hughes. Devoted mother of and true hero to her and Al’s four children - David Scott (Sandy) Ohm (Sandy), Jeffrey Alan (Lisa) Ohm, Lisa Ann (Don) Thurman and Michael Kirbey (Mary) Ohm. Happiest grandma to her nine adoring grandchildren – Kasey Katherine Ohm, Karley Madison Ohm, Alexis Kamryn Ohm, Spencer Benjamin Ohm, Wyatt Albert Thurman, Mackenzie Ray Thurman, Emma Kate Ohm, Ryan Michael Ohm and David Michael Ohm (Andrea). Great friend to many and always ready to help anyone in need. Generous beyond measure with her sweet smile and kindness of spirit. Quiet and devoted to her and Al’s church, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Lincolnshire and active member of the church’s bible study. Laurie thoroughly enjoyed traveling near and far with Al. When their children were young, Laurie loved nothing more than loading up the family station wagon with the kids, sleeping bags, packed lunches and road tripping to the beaches of Florida, the national parks out west and all the way to the rocky shores of California. Once the kids left the nest, Laurie continued to embrace grander trips with Al and friends to Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, and many other trips to virtually every one of the United States. Though she loved all the travel, more than anything else Laurie loved her time at home with Al, her children and grandchildren and all her dear and many friends. Day trips to the Chicago Botanical Gardens, to Brookfield Zoo and to the many favored destinations in Chicago, Lake Geneva, Galena and other locales gave her great joy. Never one to seek the limelight, Laurie was a real light of love, kindness, gentleness while always ready with a magnetic smile to compliment her physical and spiritual beauty. Her love of life was illuminated by her faith in God and His son, Jesus. Her gentle kindness inspired everyone she encountered and even to the end when dementia stole so much of her from us, she still managed that smile which would light up every room. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 for family and friends at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Church in the Woods, 30 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM with the memorial service at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit. Arrangements by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. For info: 847-362-3009 or share a memory at www.burnettdane.com.
Loretta “Laurie” Jean Ohm (nee Hughes), 84. Beloved daughter of the late Harriett and George Hughes. Dear and loving wife of Al Ohm for more than 63 years of cherished marriage and lifelong best friends. Loving sister of Donna... View Obituary & Service Information
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