Gustav “Bob” Robert Oberg died peacefully the morning of Aug. 3, 2012. Family who will miss him deeply are Lisa and George Bennett, Stephanie Oberg and Russell Cole, Cpl. Mitchell and Frankie Bennett and Annika and Charlotte Nabors. He will also be missed by longtime loving companion, Trudy Schuler, and her family.
Bob was born on April 2, 1934, and grew up in Deerwood, Minn., the son of Dorothy and Gust and older brother to Jim. He had a lifelong interest in the U.S. military, and spent four years in the active duty and the National Guard, followed by many years in the Army Reserve. He was proud to have attained the rank of master sergeant. A voracious reader, Bob was always up to date with current events. He enjoyed being a life member of the Walter Scott American Legion, Deerwood, and was part of their Color Guard for many years. He was also a member of the 194th Tank Battalion Association, Brainerd, and the Cascade United Methodist Church in Deerwood.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the Cascade United Methodist Church in Deerwood. Military honors will be presented by the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post.
In lieu of memorials, please make a donation to the Minnesota Military History Museum at Camp Ripley in Dad’s name. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.