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Gilbert Leroy Obermoller

Gilbert Leroy Obermoller

Gilbert Leroy Obermoller, age 93, was born on February 13, 1920, in Ewington Township, Nobles County, MN, the son of John and Mollie (Kraft) Obermoller. He attended school in the Brewster area. Gilbert worked on the farm, helped area farmers and drove truck. He served in the United States Army from 1945 - 1946. Gilbert married Mary Luinenburg on March 9, 1943. As newlyweds they lived in Worthington for a short time, then moved to California to work in the ship yards and defense plants. Later they moved back to the Brewster area and farmed until 1967. They built a house outside of Worthington and Gilbert sold Sylvania TVs and repaired electronic appliances for many years. He was also a substitute rural mail carrier. Gilbert and Mary celebrated 70 years of marriage in March with family and friends. He loved hunting and fishing, was fun to be with, was a very good story teller and always had a joke. Gilbert was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Worthington. He had a special love of dogs and a mean dog always got to be his friend. Gilbert died on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington, MN.

Gilbert is lovingly remembered by his brother, Earl (Viola) Obermoller of Worthington; sisters-in-law, Clara Hofstee and Grace Dykema; brothers-in-law, John Luinenburg and Marvin Luinenburg, all of Worthington, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary, his parents, and brothers, Amos and Raymond.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at the Christian Reformed Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Adam Eisenga officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.