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Owen D. Obermeyer, 77

July 20, 2014
Faribault County Register

Kiester Owen Dean Obermeyer, age 77, of Kiester, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

A Funeral Service was held on July 16, 2014, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Kiester. Rev. Greg Ofsdahl and Rev. David Hernes officiated and burial was in our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in Kiester. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells was in charge of arrangements.

Owen was born Feb. 19, 1937, in Albert Lea, the son of Harry and Helena (Ahnemann) Obermeyer. He graduated from Kiester High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Westerlund in Bricelyn on Aug. 24, 1958. Together, they had three children. He farmed with his brother, Gus, and lived on the family farm. He enjoyed the animals, the change of seasons and the busyness of the fall harvest. Owen enjoyed visiting with people, traveling to warm places, learning about history, going to A.A. meetings, having coffee in town and mowing his lawn.

Owen is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children, Verlie (Wayne) Brandt, of Owatonna, and their daughter, Jamie Brandt, of Effie; Karen (Timothy) Babb, of Mound, and Dean (Alice) Obermeyer, of Newnan, Ga.; siblings, Catherine Olson, of Blue Earth, and Eugene "Gus" (Sandy), of Bricelyn; and brother-in-law, Lawrence "Bucky" (Charlie) Westerlund, of Eden Prairie.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wane (Mary Ann); mother and father-in-law, Dutch and Jimmie Westerlund; and brother-in-law, John Olson.

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