Robert L. “Bob” Obermeier, 83, Jasper

Bob ObermeierRobert L. “Bob” Obermeier, 83, of Jasper, died Monday (March 27) at Brookside Village in Jasper. He was born in Jasper October 4, 1933, to Rupert and Philomena (Stalman) Obermeier and was the last living member of his family. He married Louella H. Woebkenberg October 4, 1958, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dale.

Bob attended St. Joseph Grade School in Jasper and was a 1951 graduate of Jasper High School. He served with the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea from 1953 to 1955. He was employed by the Hoosier Desk Company, Jasper Home Outfitters, and retired from Farm Bureau Insurance, with whom he had been an agent for 21 years. He was a member of the Jasper Lions Club for 50 years, held many offices with the club and helped to create the Lions Radio Auction, the Lions Eye Bank, and many other projects. He was award the Lions Club’s International Foundation Award, the Melvin Jones Fellow for Dedicated Humanitarian Services, the club’s highest honor. He was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and VFW Post No. 673. He enjoyed woodworking, caring for his walnut trees, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Louella H. Obermeier; one son, Ron A. Obermeier and wife Mary; two daughters, Ann L. Obermeier and Amy M. Feller and husband Mike, all of Newburgh; three grandchildren, Tori and Luke Obermeier and Joshua Feller; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Marcella Miller, and one brother, John Sylvester Obermeier.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. Holy Family Parish members will pray a rosary at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, the Jasper Lions Club, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

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