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Funeral services were held in Farnam Thursday for Mrs. Mary Oberg, who passed away Sunday, June 18, at Carlton, Oregon.

Mrs. Mary Oberg had been in failing health for the past few years, and went to Oregon to be with her children, about three years ago.

Services were held from the Methodist church with Rev. M. E. Devoll [sic], of Kearney, in charge.

The obituary will be published in the next issue.

The Farnam Echo 55(42*):1, Thursday, 22 June 1939

*printed as No. 43, a typographical error

Obituary for Mrs. Mary Oberg

Mrs. Mary Oberg was born in Hokfasooken, Sweden, July 31, 186[7] and departed this life at Carlton, Oregon, June 17, 1939 at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 17 days.

At the age of 3, Mary Peterson came with her parents to America. They settled in Ames, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. On June 30, 1887, she was united in marriage to Peter C. Oberg. To this union were born 11 children. Her husband, Peter C. Oberg and three children, Amelia Mathilda, Charles Emery, Frederick William, also her four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

In 1908 she moved to Farnam, Nebr., living there until the year 1936 when she went to Oregon to make her home with her three sons, Claude, Walter, and Noble.

In her early life she joined the Swedish Mission church, and in the later years she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene at Farnam, Nebr. She truly lived her Christian life. The Golden Rule was her creed. Her greatest enjoyment was doing things for others. Her home was always open and hospitality was shown to whoever came. Her cheerful disposition and happy smile will be a memory to all who knew her.

Mrs. Oberg had been in ill health for the past four years as the result of a stroke and failing heart condition. Through her days of suffering she was patient and hopeful, and she was always deeply appreciative of even the smallest kindness or favor shown her.

She leaves to mourn her departure four sons, John E., Farnam, Nebr.; Claude, Walter, and Noble, Carlton, Oregon; Four daughters, Esther Nordmo, Shangshein, China; Ruth Johnson, Yamhill, Ore.; Ann Oberg, Carlton, Ore.; Edna Duncan, Carlton, Oregon; twenty-three grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 19, at the McMinnville funeral home, conducted by Rev. Wientz. The body was shipped to Farnam where the last rites were conducted in the M. E. church by Rev. M. E. DeVoll of Kearney, assisted by Rev. I. Everette Brown, pastor of the Nazarene church of Farnam. Interment was made in the Farnam cemetery.

Relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. Hilda Peterson and sons, Perry and Henry and Mrs. Hilda Pearson of Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. James Peterson of Ogallala, Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. George Peterson of Keystone, Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Miller of Broken Bow, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Lindgren of Ohiowa, Mr. and Mrs. George Oberg of Wray, Colo., Mrs. Harold Duncan, Miss Ann Oberg and Walter Oberg of Carlton, Oregon.


We wish to express our appreciation and thanks for the kindness and expressions of sympathy shown to us during this time of bereavement at the loss of our dear mother.

The Family of Mrs. Mary Oberg.

The Farnam Echo 55(43*):1, Thursday, 29 June 1939

*printed as No. 44, a typographical error

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