Laurence Oberlin, age 90, of Glencoe, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Prairie Senior Cottage in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment at a later date in spring.
Visitation will be held Monday, March 5, 2018, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Johnson - McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota. Visitation will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Alzheimer's research.
Laurence Francis Oberlin was born on March 11, 1927, at his home in Collins Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. He was the son of Louis and Marie (Martin) Oberlin. Laurence was baptized as an infant at home and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart Minnesota. He received his education at St. Boniface Catholic School in Stewart through the 8th grade.
On November 7, 1950, Laurence was united in marriage to LaDonna Laabs at St. Boniface Parsonage in Stewart, Minnesota. Laurence and LaDonna made their home in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with five children, JoAnn, Steven, Renee, Sandra and Dennis. Laurence and LaDonna shared over 67 years of marriage.
Laurence worked as a production supervisor at Glencoe Manufacturing. He also worked at Telex, Young America Corporation and volunteered at the Clothing Depot. Laurence was a faithful member at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe and a member of the Glencoe American Legion Post # 95.
Laurence enjoyed woodworking, gardening, being outside, fishing, hunting and tinkering and fixing things. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends.
Laurence passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 19 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Laurence is survived by his: Wife, LaDonna Oberlin of Glencoe, MN;
Children, JoAnn Wendlandt and her husband, Michael, of Stewart, MN,
Steven Oberlin and his wife, Gwen, of HI,
Renee Frauendienst and her husband, Clarence, of Kimball, MN,
Sandra Koester and her husband, Paul, of Glencoe, MN,
Dennis Oberlin of Winnsboro, SC;
Norwegian Daughter, Marit Lavoll – Borgen and her husband, Hans of Skjeberg, Norway;
Grandchildren, Erin Abbott and her husband, Jason, of Big Lake, MN, Laura Schmidt and her husband, Jacob, of Ramsey, MN, Michaela Wendlandt of Luverne, MN, Tara Severson and her husband, Sean, of Grove City, PA, Caleb Frauendienst of Kimball, MN, Amber Koester and her special friend, Tyler Powell, of Hutchinson, MN, Nick Koester and his special friend, Jordan, of Glencoe, MN, Kelsey Anderson and her husband, Derek, of Glencoe, MN, Travis Koester and his special friend, Taylor Best, of Hutchinson, MN, Emily Oberlin of Glencoe, MN, Carlee Oberlin of Glencoe, MN;Great Grandchildren, Brendan McKenna, Shannon McKenna, Jordan Abbott, James Wendlandt, William Schmidt, Haleigh Schmidt, Selah Severson, Cana Severson, Meah Severson, Adria Severson, Rhesa Severson, Seth Severson, Dale Anderson;
Sister, Flora Schaufler of Stewart, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
Laurence is preceded in death by his Parents, Louis and Marie Oberlin; Infant Son, Bruce; Sisters, Louise Antone, Mary Victorian, Anna Becker; Brother, Eugene Oberlin.