Obituary of Marge Oberle
Marjorie “Marge” Ann (Schroeder) Oberle, age 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2023, surrounded by family at her home in Whitewater, Wisconsin. She was born in Shawano, Wisconsin, on June 28, 1934 to Marvin and Virginia (Wruck) Schroeder. Marge graduated from St. James Lutheran School and from Shawano High School where she earned a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
She and Gerald (Jerry) Oberle were married in their hometown, Shawano. They lived in Whitewater where they raised four children: Kori, Jeff, Brian, and Wade. Marge found time to refinish antiques, braid large rugs from woolen clothing, and wallpaper many, many walls. She made and canned many pickles, baked lots of crescent rolls, and the best pineapple upside down cake in town.
Marge completed her undergraduate degree at UW-Whitewater where she went on to earn a Masters in Special Education. She taught at Harrison Elementary in Janesville, Milton College, UW-Whitewater, and for the Walworth County Handicapped Childrens Educational Board which placed her in the Whitewater School District where she worked with students at all three elementary schools as well as at the former Franklin Junior High.
Marge and Jerry became snowbirds after retirement, splitting their time between Whitewater and Fort Myers, Florida. Without missing a beat, she began teaching water aerobics in Fort Myers, a gig that lasted for 17 years. She enjoyed reading, playing bridge, and watching many UW-Whitewater sports teams compete, with Jerry by her side.
Marge was preceded in death by her parents, her dear brother Larry Schroeder, and her beloved son Jeffrey Oberle. She was also predeceased by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lowell and Joan Oberle.
She is remembered and grieved by her husband, Jerry Oberle, her daughter Kori (Richard Helmick), her son Brian (Elizabeth), and her son Wade (Teresa). Marge is loved more than she ever knew by her seven grandchildren: Andrew Oberle; Megan (Kyle) Johnson; Kileen (Sam) Webber; Kelton (Naimi) Oberle; Connor Oberle; Zoe Oberle; and Kayden Oberle. And by her three great grandchildren: Edith and Jasper Johnson, and Zuri Webber. And bonus great grandchildren: Peter, Ryan, and Oliver Anderson; Gus, Cora, and Piper Helmick; and Alice, Florence, and Dexter Webber; and Bodi and Lachlan Williamson. Marge is further survived by her sister-in-law, Candy Schroeder, and Candy’s children Laurie, Scott, and Sherri, and their children. And nieces and nephews: Michael (Sylvia) Oberle; Steve (Connie) Oberle; Cheryl (John) LeMere; Wendy (Steve) Esch; Mary (Brian) Dewey; Tom (Linda) Oberle. And her aunt Beverly (Richard) Gipp.
A memorial service will be held at First English Lutheran Church, 401 West Main Street in Whitewater, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 12PM. Visitation will be held at the church from 10AM until the time of service.
A reception will take place at 841 Brewhouse in Whitewater following the service, from 1PM until 3PM.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family. The family thanks Agrace Hospice for excellent and compassionate care, as well as Marc and Kim Taylor and the Blackhawk Manor community.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater.
We are forever thankful for and will always love caregivers Isela Martinez, Estela, and Alyssa.
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