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Laurence F. Oberlin, 90, of Glencoe

Laurence Oberlin

Laurence Francis Oberlin, 90, of Glencoe, died Friday, March 2, 2018, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 6, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with the Rev. Katherine Rood officiating. Twyla Kirkeby was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Thy Strong Word,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Abide With Me.”
Casket bearers were his grandchildren, Caleb Frauendienst, Nick Koester, Travis Koester, Erin Abbott (currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces), and Michaela Wendlandt and Amber Koester (both of whom served in the U.S. Armed Forces). Honorary casket bearers were his great-grandchildren, Brendan (currently serving in the Armed Forces), Shannon, Jordan, James, William, Haleigh, Selah, Cana, Meah, Adria, Rhesa, Seth and Dale.
Military honors were by Glencoe American Legion Post 95. Interement will be later in spring.
Laurence Francis Oberlin was born March 11, 1927, at his home in Collins Township, McLeod County, the son of Louis and Marie (Martin) Oberlin. He was baptized as an infant at home and was confirmed in his faith as a youth at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. He received his education at St. Boniface Catholic School in Stewart through the eighth grade.
On Nov. 7, 1950, he was united in marriage to LaDonna Laabs at St. Boniface parsonage in Stewart. The couple made their home in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with five children, JoAnn, Steven, Renee, Sandra and Dennis. They shared over 67 years of marriage.
Mr. Oberlin worked as a production supervisor at Glencoe Manufacturing. He also worked at Telex, Young America Corporation and volunteered at the Clothing Depot. He was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe and a member of Glencoe American Legion Post 95.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, being outside, fishing, hunting, and tinkering and fixing things. He cherished the time spent with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Oberlin of Glencoe; children, JoAnn (Michael) Wendlandt of Stewart, Steven (Gwen) Oberlin of Hawaii, Renee (Clarence) Frauendienst of Kimball, Sandra (Paul) Koester of Glencoe and Dennis Oberlin of Winnsboro, South Carolina; Norwegian daughter, Marit (Hans) Lavoll-Borgen of Skeberg, Norway; grandchildren, Erin (Jason) Abbott of Big Lake, Laura (Jacob) Schmidt of Ramsey, Michaela Wendlandt of Luverne, Tara (Sean) Severson of Grove City, Pennsylvania, Caleb Frauendienst of Kimball, Amber Koester (special friend Tyler Powell) of Hutchinson, Nick Koester (special friend Jordan) of Glencoe, Kelsey (Derek) Anderson of Glencoe, Travis Koester (special friend Taylor Best) of Hutchinson, Emily Oberlin of Glencoe and Carlee Oberlin of Glencoe; 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 and Dale Anderson; sister, Flora Schaufler of Stewart; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Marie Oberlin; infant son, Bruce; sisters, Louise Antone, Mary Victorian and Anna Becker; and brother, Eugene Oberlin.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.mcbridechapel.com.