Robert "Bob" L. OberstarRobert "Bob" L. Oberstar, 72, Barnes resident, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.
Robert "Bob" L. Oberstar, 72, Barnes resident, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on April 15, 1940, in Hibbing, Minn. to Louis and Mary (Jemec) Oberstar.
He graduated from high school in Hibbing, Minn. and graduated from Bemidji State College in 1968, with a degree in Industrial Arts and Comprehensive Woods.
He served his country in the United States Navy serving on the USS Midway at Alameda, Calif.
Bob was an Educator with the Superior School District for 30 years.
He married Linda Hoff Granstrom on Aug. 11, 1984, and celebrated 28 years of marriage.
Bob was a member of the Barnes VFW Post 8329, American Legion in West Duluth, A.F.T. - American Federation of Teachers, S.A.R.T.A. - Superior Area Retired Teachers Association and B.A.H.A. - Barnes Area Historical Association.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time in the woods. He loved hunting, fishing gardening, woodworking and planting trees. He especially loved spending time with his family and really enjoyed the Barnes area.
Bob is survived by his wife Linda, Barnes, Wis.; two step-daughters, Lisa (Andrew) Larson, Carver, Minn. and Laura (Seth) Nelson, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; two sons, Erick (Kellie) Oberstar, Verona, Wis. and Justin (Rosie) Oberstar, Lake Nebagamon, Wis.; five grandchildren, Connor Oberstar, Hannah and Mark Larson, and Inga and Charlie Nelson; two sisters, Beverly Moog, St. Cloud, Minn. and Louise (Ron) Rantala, Bovey, Minn.; two brothers, Richard (Pat) Oberstar, New Brighton, Minn. and Duane Oberstar, Bovey, Minn. and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Joanne Pocrnich and brother Eugene Oberstar.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at the Barnes Community Church, 3200 County Highway N, Barnes, WI and continue until the 12 p.m. funeral service with Rev. John Hartman officiating.
Pallbearers for the service will be Justin and Erick Oberstar, Seth Nelson, Andrew Larson, David Oberstar and Ron Rantala, Jr.
A private family burial will take place at a later date in the Graceland Cemetery, Superior.
Military honors will be accorded by the Barnes VFW Post 8329 at church immediately following the funeral service.
The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Avenue, Superior is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leave an online condolence or to sign the guestbook at www.downs-lesage.com.