Dorothy Oberg, 83, of Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 22, 2006

Funeral services for Dorothy J. Oberg, age 83, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, at First Lutheran Church. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the Church.

Dorothy died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Dorothy J. Oberg was born Nov. 5, 1922, to Frank and Helen (Koehn) Goodrich in Albert Lea. She attended Albert Lea schools and worked at J. C. Penney. On Sept. 24, 1942, Dorothy was united in marriage to James Oberg in Glenville. During the time James was in the military service, she was employed at Ben Franklin and Gambles. Dorothy enjoyed being a homemaker, growing flowers, playing bingo, and cooking. She was known for her mocha cakes, banana nut bread and potato salad. Dorothy especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and their families. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, the VFW Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary, where she had been in charge of poppy wreaths for Memorial Day.

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Survivors include her husband, James of Albert Lea; son, Barry and his wife, Fern of Rochester; grandchildren, Anjie Jones and her fianc, Keith Bowman and Scott and his wife, Tracy Oberg; great-grandson, Austin Jones; brother, Edison Goodrich of California; brothers-in-law, William Neff and Emil and his wife, Anna Oberg, all of Albert Lea; sisters-in-law, Pearl Amundson of Albert Lea and Shirley Oberg of Walters; and many special nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Helen Mae Oakland and Goldean Neff; and brothers-in-law: Walter Oakland, James Amundson, and Frank Oberg.