Michael David Oberg
Olympia, WA - March 24, 1943-October 19, 2020
Michael David Oberg passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 in Olympia, Washington.
Mike was born on March 24, 1943, in Arlington, WA to Gothe Vilger Oberg and Ragnhild "Betty" Elizabeth Oberg (Solberg), both immigrants from Sweden. The family moved to Stanwood, WA where Mike attended school participating in high school sports, the Boys Scouts and hunting & fishing, until his graduation from Stanwood High School in 1961. Following graduation, Mike enrolled in Everett Junior College prior to joining the United States Marine Corps in 1964.
Mike married his high school sweetheart, Faythe Melby in 1966 and the two established roots in Kitsap County where Mike was a Chevron Station Owner/Dealer for 40 years in Bremerton, WA. He also was a member of the Bremerton Junior Chamber of Commerce in the late 1960's.
He volunteered as an obedience/confirmation trainer for dog 4H and was a member of the Peninsula Dog Fanciers Association. Mike also raised and trained AKC Golden Retrievers competing in field/obedience trials and confirmation dog shows around the Pacific NW with his family. Outside of his true passion for hunting, he enjoyed bowling, dancing, playing cards, cooking, fishing, and pushing dirt with his tractor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert (Bob). He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Faythe Oberg (Melby), daughters Kirsten (Keith) Conklin and Serena (Brett) Bures, and grandsons Brendan and Sean Bures, all of Olympia, WA.
He will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kitsap Humane Society (www.kitsap-humane.org