Gerald S. Oberembt was born December 15, 1925 to George M Oberembt and Rose (Keller) Oberembt in Dimock, SD and was the second eldest of twelve siblings.
He married Geraldine (Gerry) Fritschen on June 27, 1955. They were married for fifty-seven years. Jerry was employed at Wally’s Place in Dimock, S.D. and was with the Gamble/Skogmo Inc. for thirty years. Upon retirement Jerry worked for the Davison County Sheriff’s Office and was a bailiff for the State of South Dakota Court System. He had a love for people and volunteered many hours at Queen of Peace Hospital and the local nursing homes.
Jerry was a longstanding member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and was very active in many of the churches activities. He will be remembered for his deep faith and for his love for the church, family and friends. Jerry had a passion for music and sang with the church choir and played the organ and accordion by ear. He touched many lives with his sense of humor, laughter and contagious smile.
Jerry was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Third & Fourth Degree and United Commercial Travelers for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Gerry; four daughters: Kathy (Rick) Johnson, Mitchell, Sandra (Don) Bouwens, Lincoln, NE, Lisa Wipf, Mitchell, Laurie (Nick) Izzard, Gillette, WY; eight grandchildren and three great- grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters: Sr. Corinne Oberembt, Yankton, S.D., Alvin Oberembt, Mesa AZ, Doris Paulson, Waukegan, IL, Cleone (Harold) Suumier, Waukegan, IL, George (Mary Ann) Oberembt, Lincoln, NE, Phyllis (Jerry) Dearborn, Westcliffe, CO., Mary Kay (Del) Dostlacek, Mesa, AZ and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose Oberembt; three brothers, Donald, Raymond, and Thomas, one sister, Magdeline and one great-granddaughter, Samantha Kay.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials be sent to John Paul II Catholic School, Mitchell, SD.