Florence Maisie Oberg, 93, of Bartlett, Nebraska died January 6, 2018 at the Greeley Care Home in Greeley, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Bartlett, Nebraska. Burial will be in the Bartlett Cemetery. Pastor Duane Waddle will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 – 7 p.m. at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the Bartlett Fire Department or the Bartlett Cemetery.
Florence was born December 2, 1924 in Clearwater, Nebraska to Ernest and Stella (McGee) Miller.
Florence graduated from Wheeler Central High School. After graduation she taught school for a couple of years. She moved to Washington to become a telephone operator during the war at a military base. She then moved to Elgin, Nebraska to continue being a telephone operator.
This is where she met Derald “Cork” Oberg. They were married in Elgin on June 20, 1948. They moved to a ranch near Ericson, Nebraska for a time and then moved back to Elgin for two years. They then moved back to Ericson where Florence ran a café. She drove truck with Cork of several years, until moved to Grand Island in the 1960’s. After a while they moved back to the ranch at Ericson until selling it in the 1980’s. At this time the moved to their home south of Bartlett.
Florence was active on the cemetery board, Al-Anon for 45 years and a member of the Methodist Church. She enjoyed embordering and quilting.
Florence is survived by her husband Derald “Cork” Oberg of Bartlett, Nebraska. Four children, Dennis and Bonnie Kennedy of Grand Island, Nebraska, Darla Hoerle of Loup City, Nebraska, Donna Keezer of Grand Island, Nebraska and Gregg and Teresa Oberg of Garland, Texas, eight grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents, two grandsons, Randy Hoerle and Sam Wooten, a brother, Don Miller and three sisters, Adelaid Campbell, Edna Mignery, and Lois Doran.