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EARL R. OBERKISER, 88, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Lakeland Nursing Home. Born Feb. 15, 1925, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Earl Lawrence and Merlen (Norris) Oberkiser. He graduated from Fort Wayne Central High School. Earl served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years. He married Mary A. Benner on Dec. 27, 1944; she preceded in death on Oct. 25, 2008. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 423 Orland, and active in American Red Cross disaster relief, receiving the Clara Barton award. Surviving are his grandchildren, Brian (Jamie) Oberkiser, Tanya Oberkiser and Leslie Grossman; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-laws, Loann Oberkiser and Eileen Benner. He was preceded in death by a son, William "Obie" Oberkiser. WILLIAM "OBIE" OBERKISER, 65, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Canada. Born Jan. 8, 1946, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Earl and Mary (Benner) Oberkiser. He graduated from South Side High School, Fort Wayne. He served in the National Guard. He retired from Indiana & Michigan Electric after 40 years. Surviving are one son, Brian (Jamie) Oberkiser; two daughters, Tanya Oberkiser and Leslie Grossman; and seven grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service for Earl and Obie Oberkiser is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 10275 E. 550 S., Hudson, Ind., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor James L. Elsner officiating. Visitation also from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson. Burial in Prince of Peace Cemetery, with Military graveside service conducted by Orland American Legion Post 423. Memorials to the church. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson. Condolences may be sent to
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 8, 2013
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612 N Main St Hudson, IN 46747
(260) 587-3733
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