Arnison, Thomas M. Born March 10, 1927 in Evanston, Illinois to Thomas and Ann Arnison, passed away April 18, 2013. Tom was a graduate of Grant High School in Fox Lake. After graduation he served in the US Navy
and upon return attended the University of Illinois
at Navy Pier. He was a life insurance executive (CLU) and financial planner. In 1953, Tom married his beloved Alice Pikkarainen in Evanston, IL. They were blessed with 3 loving children, Nancy Arnison of Grand Rapdis, MI, Lynn (Leonard) Kaliski of Palatine, IL and Thomas (Michele) Arnison of Deerfield, IL. He was cherished grandfather of Jeanne Kaliski and "Grandpa Tom" to Jackie and James LeJeune. Tom and Alice lived in Northbrook, IL for 36 years and retired to their beloved Paddock Lake for 21 years. They then returned to Northbrook in 2010 to enjoy their active retirement at Covenant Village. Tom had a special love of boating and water skiing and took special interest in teaching his kids' friends how to ski. Tom was honored by the State of Wisconsin for his extraordinary work in lake preservation. Tom and Alice enjoyed international travel and winters on Maui. Most of all Tom loved spending time with his family. A visitation will be held Monday, April 22, 2013 from 4 to 8pm at N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Rd., Glenview (just south of Lake Ave. on west side) and visitation Tuesday, April 23 from 10am until time of service 11am at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1133 Pfingsten Rd. (at Cherry Ln.), Northbrook, IL 60062. Interment private at North Shore Garden of Memories. Memorials may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th Street, Paddock Lake, WI 53168. Funeral information 847-998-1020.