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Larry Oberle

January 1, 2018

Larry Joseph Oberle of Newton, Kansas, passed away of cancer on January 1, 2018.

He was 83.  Services will be at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd Ave., Newton, Kansas, 67114.

Mr. Oberle was born in Great Bend, KS, on March 17, 1934, and was raised on a farm near Claflin, KS.

He graduated from St. Joseph’s Military Academy in Hays, KS.  He attended Kansas State in Manhattan, KS, and was in the U.S. Army from 1953-1956, serving in Korea and Japan.

Except for three years working for Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. in Pampa, TX, he worked in the grain elevator business until retiring in 1991.  He worked for General Mills, Producers Grain Corporation and Continental Grain Company, in Amarillo, TX; Enid, OK; Independence, MO; Columbus, OH; Kearney, NE and Dumas, TX.  Larry was a manager for TNM&O Bus Company in Amarillo, TX.  He was the driver for the Regal Eagle at the University of North Texas.

Larry enjoyed bicycling, woodworking and gardening.  He attended Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton.

He was Roman Catholic and a 3rd Degree Lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 4621 in Amarillo, TX.

He married Kaye LeMaster on May 13, 1957, in Pampa, TX.  Survivors include:  Wife Kaye Oberle; two sons; Scott (Connie) of McKinney, TX , Clark (Stephanie) of Justin, TX; and daughter Jessie Kaye (James Ontiveros) of Newton, KS; Seven grandchildren: Lyndsey of Atlanta, GA; Sarah of Washington, DC; Jennifer  of Buffalo, NY; Susannah of Cottage Grove, MN; Alyssa of Ft Worth, TX; Colby of Sherman, TX; Chase of Justin, TX; and ten great-grandchildren.  Also, three brothers; Mark Oberle of Victoria, TX; Kent Oberle of Midland, TX; and Rick Oberle of Suffolk, VA; and two sisters: Sr. Zita Oberle of Wichita, KS; and Doris Griffin of Overland Park, KS.  He was preceded in death by sister JoAnn Winkler of Great Bend, KS.

Memorial service will be 10:30 am Friday January 5th 2018 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding.  Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday January 4th at Trinity Heights Church and the family will receive friends following Rosary.

Memorial gifts are suggested to:

Prairie View

PO Box 467

Newton, KS  67114


Cal Farley’s Boy’s Ranch

P.O. Box 1890

Amarillo, TX 79174-0001


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4 thoughts on “Larry Oberle

  1. Rest Larry, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    We will always treasure the times we were together.

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