Larry F. Oberlander
Residence: Lafayette (formerly of Wolcott), Indiana
Died: Saturday, September 04, 2021
Location: 2:36 a.m., at the Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital of Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife, Peggy, by his side
 
 
Age: 79
Date of Birth: Thursday, September 11, 1941
Birth place: Wolcott, Indiana
 
 
Father: Glenn Oberlander  
Mother: Betty ( Bobbitt ) Oberlander  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Larry had lived in the Lafayette, Indiana, area since April 15, 2021, from the Wolcott, Indiana, area.
Funeral Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Funeral Location: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021, Memorial Celebration of Life Service at the Palestine Christian Church, 7275 W. 400 N., Wolcott, Indiana, 47995
Clergy: Rev. Allan Maximo of the Palestine Christian Church of Wolcott, Indiana.
Burial will take place: At the Remington Cemetery in Remington, Indiana.
Visitation will be: A Memorial Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Palestine Christian Church, 7275 W. 400 N., Wolcott, Indiana, 47995. **** The Family request casual attire to be wore ****
Biographical Information: Larry was raised on a farm East of Wolcott, Indiana until 1954 when they moved into Wolcott. He graduated in 1960 from Wolcott High School of Wolcott, Indiana. After graduation, he moved up North and worked with his Uncle Bud, learning the welding trade. This trade gave him many opportunities from the jobs he held throughout the years. Larry’s hobby was fishing and he went on many fishing trips with his fishing buddies. He also loved racing micro midgets for his Uncles Gene and Hank Beherns. They traveled all over and he had many trophies to show for his talent in racing. But his love for farming never left his blood and farmed from 1973 to 1986 giving up his dream of farming. He and his wife, Peggy, moved to Belleville, Illinois, for five years. There he worked as a carpenter until 1991 when they moved back to Wolcott, Indiana. He worked for the Hageman Farms and then for Remington Farms both of Remington, Indiana. Larry never complained about the long hours that go with farming. Getting in a tractor at the break of dawn and working into the night was heaven for him. To learn all the new technology that goes with farming equipment today made him worry, but he wouldn’t give up. He praised Quentin and the "boys" taking the time and putting up with him. Sadly because of health, he had to retire and stay home with his little dog Lacey. In April of 2021, they sold their home in Wolcott, Indiana, and moved to Lafayette, Indiana, to be close to dialysis and his doctors. Larry was a member of Palestine Christian Church of Wolcott, Indiana. He fought the good fight and his reward is being in Heaven.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the Palestine Christian Church of Wolcott, Indiana, or to the wishes of the donor. Envelopes will be available at the church or can be mailed to the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US . 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Marriage Information: On December 22, 1961, at the United Methodist Church of Wolcott, Indiana, he married Peggy A. Pender; she survives.
Survivors include:
Wife,
Peggy A. Oberlander of Lafayette (formerly of Wolcott), Indiana;

Three (3) Children,
Deanna (husband John) Frey of Remington, Indiana,
Cheryl (husband Tim) Firkins of Wolcott, Indiana, and
James "Jim" (wife Marta) Oberlander of Kokomo, Indiana;

Eight (8) Grandchildren,
T.J. Firkins,
Megan Federer,
Carrie Clark,
Lindsey Firkins,
Ashley Frey,
Greta Hale,
Shane Frey, and
Cora Oberlander;

Ten (10) Great Grandchildren;

Three (3) Sisters,
Linda Fields of Lafayette, Indiana,
Sandy (husband John) Fiedler of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and
Cheeta (husband Jerry) Sanders of Lafayette, Indiana;

Brother-In-Law,
Robert "Bob" (wife Nancy) Pender of Dallas, Texas;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.

Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Glenn and Betty (Bobbitt) Oberlander;

His Beloved Dog,
Lacey.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.