I have thought of Mr. Obrecht so many times over the years. I wish I had taken the time to let him know how much. Any time anyone brought up favorite teachers, I would tell them about Mr. Obrecht. I was lucky enough to have him for two years at Leon. He was absolutely the best teacher I ever had and will always remember him with respect and admiration. I wish I could tell him myself... He will be missed. What a contribution he made to this world!
Everyone has a few teachers whose names come up when you reminisce about school, usually the best and worst are at the top of the list. Mr. Obrecht is at the top as the absolute BEST of teachers. He was a wonderful teacher that helped to spark a love of literature in me that I will always cherish. I spent many a lunchtime detention discussing poetry and Shakespeare instead of writing sentences promising not to be tardy or just staring off into space. He was truly able to engage the mind and make learning a joy Someone so special can never be forgotten; my condolences to his family.
Class of 1988
Mr. Obrecht is marked as my Favorite teacher in my year book, there was something so unique about him, his calm and caring spirit will always be remembered. May the Lord strenghten his family, friends and loved ones. Amen Gwen S.
Steve was the kindest man I have ever known. I am shocked and saddened to read of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his mother and brother.
Mr. Obrecht was a inspiring and excellent English teacher. I really enjoyed attending his class. My deepest sympathies to his friends and family.