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Duaine F. Ober, 73

Oct 14, 2018

Duaine Ober

Blue Earth – Memorial services for Duaine F. Ober, age 73, of Blue Earth, formerly of Fort Dodge were held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Historic Bruce Funeral Home in Fort Dodge, Rev. Marvin Smith officiated. Visitation was on Saturday, one hour prior to services. Burial was in North Lawn Cemetery with full military rites provided by the United States Navy and the Fort Dodge V.F.W. Post 1856.

Duaine Franklin Ober was born Aug. 11, 1945 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Stanley and Jessie (Osborne) Ober. He lived in the Dayton and Stratford area and then lived in Menahga, and Spooner, Wisconsin. Duaine served in the United States Navy from November 1966 through May of 1970. He was united in marriage to Paula Steburg on June 8, 1973 in South Dakota. The couple settled in Fort Dodge. Duaine worked at the Fort Dodge Rendering Plant until it closed and in 1983 the family moved to Blue Earth, where he worked for Darling International.

Duaine’s hobbies included fishing, hunting, cooking, gardening and playing cards. He loved telling stories especially “Navy” stories. He also helped raise three of his grandchildren. His family was always his number one priority. He was caring and had a big heart.

On Oct. 8, 2018, Duaine died at his son’s home in Rochester. He is survived by his children, Douglas (Pam) Steburg, of Blue Earth, Lisa Gilley, of Atlanta, Georgia, Chad (Natalie) Ober, of Fort Dodge, Jennifer Ober, of Jackson, and Shaun (Alicia) Ober, of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lullabell (Ron) Kruse, of Boone, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Paula in 2015; three brothers, Daryl, John and Tom and a sister, Meg.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Historic Bruce Funeral Home of Fort Dodge. Online condolences may be directed to www.brucesfuneralhome.com.