Gerald S. Oberembt


December 15, 1925 - May 17, 2013





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. 


Sunday, May 19, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service - Rosary - 7:00 PM
805 West Havens Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Monday, May 20, 2013
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Ron and Cleo Trudo on 05-20-2013
Sorry we cannot be with you...know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you both and like you we will miss this great guy with the loving smile.
entry posted by Sr. Doris Oberembt on 05-19-2013
Jerry was a fun loving, gentle man who will be greatly missed and long-remembered with gratitude and joy. My deepest sympathy to you, Kathy and family. May Jerry's new life and peace be a source of comfort and strength for you at this time of sorrow.
entry posted by Mary J Fleming on 05-19-2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you.It was always a pleasure to visit with the Gerry's at Fritschen events.Geraldine " I hope you are feeling more comfortable each day after you fall and hospital stay.Good Bless.
entry posted by Jim and Terri Kolbach on 05-18-2013
We are very sad to hear about Uncle Jerry. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with Aunt Gerry and all the family.
entry posted by Rosalie & Elwin Hohn on 05-18-2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, our deepest sympathy.
entry posted by Alberta Oberembt on 05-18-2013
Gerry and Girls,
Jerry was such a wonderful man. The world has lost a shining star, but Heaven is all the richer.

With deepest sympathy,
entry posted by Denise Felix on 05-18-2013
I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry when we were both employed at Dakota Sunset. His humor and wit will be missed by all. My sympathy to your family.
entry posted by Jackie (Clark) Christiansen on 05-18-2013
Gerry, Kathy & Family of Jerry
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I pray that God will bring all of you comfort at this time.
entry posted by Linda Aldrich on 05-17-2013
I had the privilege of working with Jerry at the jail. Jerry always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. Rest in peace to a true gentleman.
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