“In Memoriam” listings are expanded paid obituaries, phrased as the family requests, and may include enhanced information or photographs that might not fit within free death notices.
Jacob Leroy Oblander entered into this world on May 26, 1921 in Marion, Kansas. Jacob grew up on the farms of Kansas until he volunteered to serve in the United States Navy during World War II. Jacob served valiantly on various Navy ships during the war. He survived the ferocious Battle of Midway aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-5). Jacob went on to retire from the U.S. Postal Service.
Jacob departed this world on May 24, 2015.
Jacob was preceded in death by Rosemary (Green) Oblander, his wife and mother of his children, and his son, Terry Oblander. Also preceding him in death was Natalie (Kern) Oblander, his wife with whom he enjoyed his later years, after Rosemary’s passing, and his brother, Homer Oblander of Beaverton, Oregon.
His daughter, Susan McIntyre, and his son, James Oblander, survive Jacob. His sisters, Carol Hett of Marion and Darlene Hiebert of St. Augustine, Florida; his brother, Durward Oblander of Newton; and many grandchildren and great-grand children also survive him.
Jacob was loved and respected by all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Per Jacob’s wishes there will be no calling hours.
Jacob will be laid to rest on June 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10178 Rawiga Rd., Rittman, Ohio, after a service at the cemetery.