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Russell Oberg 08/13/2016

Russell Oberg age 76 of Ft. Myers Beach, FL passed away peacefully after fighting cancer bravely and with his usual sense of humor on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Westfields Hospital.  Russell was a retired airline Captain and survived by his loving wife, Mary; his sons and their families.  A Celebration of Russell’s Life was held Sunday, August 21st from 11:00-1:30 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond followed by refreshments from 2-4 pm at Deer’s Bar in Deer Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Western Wisconsin Cancer Center in New Richmond.   Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.


  • Susie Posted August 14, 2016 2:35 pm

    Thinking about you during this difficult time.
    Susie RN at Westfields Hospital

  • Virginia RN Posted August 15, 2016 12:49 am

    Wishing you comfort and strength. Prayers with you and yours.

  • Trudy Archer Posted August 15, 2016 8:38 pm

    Russell was a man with a great smile, wonderful sense of humor, kind heart and a gentle spirit. God[s blessings to all of his family, especially the love of his life.

  • Mike and Jeannie Posted August 16, 2016 6:57 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We have so many fond memories…

  • Roger and Sandy Van Beek Posted August 16, 2016 3:09 pm

    Mary so sad to hear
    Sending you love and hugs

  • Dave & Sharon Foran Posted August 17, 2016 9:27 pm

    Dear Mary & Family.. We will always have wonderful memories of Russ from our flying days to the great reunions at Charles. He put up a brave battle but now he can be at peace. We are on the road & are sorry we cannot be there for his memorial service. Our love & deepest sympathies

  • Sid and Ruth Julson Posted August 20, 2016 1:18 am

    Dear Mary and family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Russ was such an upbeat and happy person. Such an inspiration for all of us. We’ll miss him so much. Canada won’t seem quite the same but we know he’ll always be here in spirit. We’re sorry we can’t be there for his memorial service. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers are with all of you,

  • Bob Seitz Posted August 20, 2016 3:32 pm

    Russ was truly an outstanding pilot and an even finer person. We worked together for years in the training department at the airline and I always considered him a true friend and mentor. His laugh and sense of humor will remain with me forever. We share your loss. Fondest regards. Bob and Pat Seitz

  • Mary Ann Swanger Posted August 21, 2016 12:11 am

    My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Had many flights with Russ and he
    was the True Professional.

  • Dale & Ali Posted August 22, 2016 2:45 am

    Great video! Brought back many memories!! Russell always had such a huge smile on his face with all those fish in Canada ? He was a sweetie and will be missed so much ❤️

  • Mary Posted August 22, 2016 1:59 pm

    Sorry I could not make the Memorial Service. I wasn’t up there but was at my sons houses.
    Sure will miss him! God Bless You.

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