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Nelda Oberlander (nee Mayer)
Nov. 13, 1928-Jan. 15, 2013

Nelda Oberlander (nee Mayer), born November 13, 1928, in Gackle, ND, passed away on January 15, 2013 at her home in Tamarac, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and five siblings.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Marvin; and seven children, Larry (Joan), Jerry (Florence), Cynthia (Jon), Vickie, Carolyn (George), Debbie and Kristeen (Bukaza); six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Annetta Podoll.
After growing up on the family farm, she married Marvin on December 28, 1947. When the family moved to Mt. Pleasant, MI, in 1965, Nelda began her secretarial career and retired from the Mt. Pleasant School District in 1990. She and Marvin moved to Tamarac, FL in 1999.
Nelda was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed counted cross-stitching, gardening, cooking traditional German cuisine and baking. Yet the most important thing in her life was her family, and she always supported her children in all of their activities.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service was held at Faith United Church of Christ, in Tamarac, on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made in memory of Nelda Oberlander to one of the following: Dr. Christopher Gomez, University of Chicago, 5841 S. Maryland, Chicago, IL 60637. Dr. Gomez is doing genetic research to help those with Nelda's health condition. Faith United Church of Christ, 6201 NW. 57th Street, Tamarac, FL 33321, or First United Methodist Church, 400 S. Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.
Published in The Morning Sun on Jan. 24, 2013
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