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Lester VanOmmen 71 of Idaho Falls, ID passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 after a shot stay at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Lester was born January 13, 1946 in Harlowton, Montana the son of Peter and Eliza VanOmmen. He received his education in Harlowton graduating from Harlowton High School in 1965. He then entered the United States Air Force serving for 25 years. He had varied duties throughout his career. The most outstanding years were when he worked at the Embassy in Bern, Switzerland and he worked for the US Forest Service in Missoula, MT until he retired. He remained in Missoula with his wife DeLores until June of 2017 when they moved to Idaho Falls.

Lester enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting and camping. He especially enjoyed the company of his grandchildren and loved reading and watching movies.

Lester is survived by his wife DeLores of Idaho Falls, ID; his brother Wesley (Kathy) in Idaho; nephew Dominic VanOmmen; great niece Alexis VanOmmen; step daughters Sue (Marty) Pollreisz of Maple Valley, WA and Robin Beavers (Doug) Dahl of Great Falls, MT; grandchildren Ryan, Cassie, Felicia, Tyler, Drue, Douglas and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gary and Roger, nephew Wesley and stepson Doyle Beavers.

Graveside Services for Lester J. VanOmmen will be in the Harlowton Cemetery in Harlowton, Montana at a later date. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family in Montana.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036 or may be posted on-line at

All those who crossed paths with Les, whether often or just once will always have a memory that will bring a smile.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” ~Revelation 21”4

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