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Joseph Floyd Oberle Obituary
Oberle, Joseph Floyd SAN DIEGO -- Joseph Floyd Oberle LTC Ret. of San Diego passed away Sunday October 27, 2013. Joe was born November 4, 1935 in Geneseo, IL, to Floyd and Loretta (Murphy) Oberle. Joe attended Michigan State University where he received his BA degree and an ROTC Commission in the Army Signal Corps. Joe joined the Army in 1957 and spent 20 years traveling around the globe. While in the Army he received his Master of Education degree from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. Eventually he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and settled in San Diego and used his GI Bill to obtain his law degree. After obtaining his law degree, Joe then went to work in private practice as well as spending 5 years as a lawyer with the Navy. Joe felt blessed having a successful career in both the military and as a lawyer and gave back to the community as a volunteer with many organizations including the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, Read San Diego, The Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol of the San Diego Police Department, and tax preparer for AARP. In 1995 he received Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for Southern California. After retirement he took up square dancing where he met his second wife LaVera (Yakel). Joe and LaVera enjoyed a 15-year marriage and spent much of their time attending square dancing events and traveling. Joe was also an avid reader in his free time. He is survived by his wife LaVera Oberle of San Diego; his three children Greg and David Oberle of San Diego and Cheryl Fahrer of Jackson, Ohio; grandchildren Linda and Kimberly Oberle of San Diego and Adam and Eric Fahrer of Jackson, Ohio. Friends and Family are invited to celebrate his life at St. Catherine Laboure Parish, 4124 Mt. Abraham Avenue, San Diego,CA 92111, on Monday, November 18, 2013, at 11 o'clock a.m.
Published in U-T San Diego on Nov. 12, 2013
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