Arthur D. Offerman

ELWOOD—Arthur D. Offerman, “Dave,” 85, of Elwood, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Silver Cross Hospital.
Dave grew up in Joliet and graduated from Joliet Catholic High School in 1955. He joined the Electrician’s Local 176 and retired after many years of work. He married Marilyn Carlson on Aug. 9, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Joliet. Dave and his family moved to Elwood in 1977 and have lived there since. In his spare time, he enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling to Florida, Texas and Alaska. Dave had his pilot’s license and took great joy in flying his Cessna 152. Dave, along with his wife, Marilyn, was a very involved member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manhattan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marilyn; children: Michelle, Paul (Chris), William (Lisa), Mary (Charles) Tatroe and Marilyn (Mike) Bennett; numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren, sister, Maureen (Bob) Feeney, brothers, Jerry (Lori) and Frank (Patricia) and sister-in-law, Jeanne Offerman. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Dave is preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret (nee Hardy), sister, Joan (Vince) Tracy and brothers, George (Carole) and William Offerman.
Visitation for Dave will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, from 9. to 11 a.m. at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home in Manhattan. Funeral services will be held the same day, beginning with prayers at 11 a.m.. at the funeral home followed by procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 235 W. North St., Manhattan, for 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Manhattan.
Memorials in Dave’s name made to St. Joseph Catholic Church would be most appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan.