Edward Donald “Don” Oberhart, died peacefully at his home on Feb. 27, 2013.
He was born in DuPage County, Ill., on Oct. 7, 1931, to the late Charles and Margaret (Roth) Oberhart. The family farmed there until Don was 16 when they moved to Wisconsin. His work experience started at PMA milk plant in Kansasville. Following PMA’s closing, he worked at Glazier Hardware in Burlington, Wag Aero in Lyons, and then retiring from Wisconsin Oven in East Troy. In addition to these primary places of employment, he farmed.
He was a charter member of the 3rd degree of the Knights of Columbus, council 8172. He also served in the Honor Guard of the 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus. He was a long time usher at St. Mary’s Church in Dover and after moving to the Waterford area, he ushered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. His outdoor interests included hunting, fishing, and nature.
Survivors include his wife, Helen of 58 years; children, Donald (Mildred), Ocala, Fla., Joan (Sheldon) Ness, East Dubuque, Ill., Barbara Oberhart, Waterford, Jacqueline (Paul) Satter, Waterford, Julia (Karl) LaMaide, Appleton, Thomas (Diane), Waterford, Bernard (Leslie), Olathe, Kan., Carl Oberhart, Waterford, John (Terri) Oberhart, Biloxi, Miss.; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He was further preceded in death by a daughter Karen; granddaughter, Heidi; sisters, Evelyn, Marge and Mildred; and brother, Charles.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 305 S. First St., Waterford. Visitation in church from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery following Mass. Mealy Funeral Home, Inc., Waterford, is serving the family.
The family sends a heartfelt thank you to the Aurora VNA Hospice for their compassionate care.
In lieu of floral expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Thomas Grade School Scholarship Fund or to a charity of your choice.