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John Robert Oberley

August 19, 1929 August 23, 2015
John Robert Oberley
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Obituary for John Robert Oberley

John Robert Oberley, age 86 of Oakland, IL died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Healthcare Center in Mattoon.

John was born August 19, 1929 in Westfield, IL to Willis and Leota (Hunt) Oberley. He married Leora Fern Staggs; she preceded him in death. He is survived by four children: Cheryl (William) Dick of Strasburg, IL, Joetta (Stephen) Pinnell of Kansas, IL, Lori Loop(Doug Fidler) of Charleston, IL and Kevin Oberley (Tiphany Leggans) of Oakland, IL; a brother: Jack Oberley of FL; a sister: Alice Hess of Elgin, IL; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter: Carol LeeAnn Loop; and one sister.

John was raised in Oblong, IL. He served in the United States Air Force for twenty-two years, and upon his retirement moved to Oakland, where he lived for over forty years. He was also employed by McQueen Lumber and the Post Office, and drove a school bus for some time. He was a member of the Oakland V.F.W. Post #3637; he was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed reading, history and spending time with friends and family.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland, IL. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Chrisman, IL, with military rites provided by the Oakland V.F.W. Post #3637. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Oakland V.F.W. Post #3637.

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Visitation

Thursday

27

Aug

11:00 AM 8/27/2015 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/27/2015 12:00:00 PM
Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland

215 E. Main Street
Oakland, IL 61943

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland
215 E. Main Street Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Funeral Services

Thursday

27

Aug

12:00 PM 8/27/2015 12:00:00 PM
Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland

215 E. Main Street
Oakland, IL 61943

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland
215 E. Main Street Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Woodland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Chrisman, IL 61924

Chrisman 61924 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Oakland V.F.W. Post #3637

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