The Obit For John Oberg

John Oberg

Published in the rrstar.com from 1/6/2009 - 1/12/2009

JOHN T. OBERG, 95 ROCKFORD - John T. Oberg, 95, of Rockford died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Home.

Born Dec. 21, 1912, in Rockford, the son of Jacob and Mabel (Peterson) Oberg. Married B. Cordelia Larson on March 14, 1953, in Rockford; she died Jan. 14, 2003.

John played professional baseball as a catcher with many minor professional baseball leagues. He was a volunteer for Big Brothers of Northern Illinois and for SwedishAmerican Hospital. John was employed by Greenlee Brothers, Woodward Governor and as a manufacturing representative. He was a member of Bethesda Covenant Church.

Survived by his son from his first marriage, Hollis (Kathy) Oberg of Big Bear Lake, Calif.; granddaughters, Jaclyn Trenery of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Kristin Oberg of Dallas.

Predeceased by sisters, Gertrude Fritzohn, Eleanor Minard, Evelyn Town and Dorothy Dahlberg.

Service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Home, 3470 N. Alpine Road, with visitation from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Chaplain Norm Collins and the Rev. David Lindfors will officiate.

Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery.

Arrangements by Olson Funeral and Cremation Services Ltd., 1001 Second Ave., Rockford.

To send a private condolence, visit olsonfh.com.