Marion Obermeyer (1907 – 2006)
Marion B.Obermeyer, age 98 a Racine resident died Sunday February 19, 2006 at Oak Ridge Care Center in Union Grove where she had resided of late. The family thanks the staff for their loving and compassionate care of Marion.
Born on April 21, 1907 in Racine, she was the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Rose (Veth) Barrett.
She was educated in the schools of Racine and attended Racine County Normal School where she earned a teaching certificate. She briefly taught school and then was employed as a librarian at Racine Public Library in the Children?s Department.
On May 9 1936, she married John G. Obermeyer in Racine. Several years later they moved to a small farm on Taylor Ave. He preceded her in death on February 15, 1962.
Together with her husband they owned and operated the Trading Post in Uptown Racine. She was the author of three children?s books and numerous short stories for various children?s publications. She was an avid storyteller at various schools and hosted a Friday evening children?s story hour at the Trading Post.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother; great grandmother and friend to many, enjoyed family gatherings and was known to cook abundantly for those countless get togethers.
She is survived by two sons, Barrett J. (Ruth Ann) Obermeyer, Alan D. (Judy) Obermeyer; five grandchildren; David (Tiffany) Obermeyer, Eric (fianc?e? Jenny Larsen) Obermeyer, Quinn (Amy) Obermeyer, Carolyn (Kwan) Thai, Matthew Obermeyer; seven great grandchildren, Amanda, Coty, Chase, Calvin, Chloe, Caden, Adam; two sisters, Janice Meyer, Betty Alford and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Her two brothers, Rell and Joel, also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday February 23, 2006 at 3:00PM at the Mound Cemetery Chapel at 1147- West Blvd. in Racine. Visitation will be held on Thursday at Mound Cemetery Chapel from 2:00PM until the time of services. Burial will take place on Friday at Westlawn Cemetery at 11:00AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to either Racine Public Library Children?s Dept. or Oak Ridge Care Center in Union Grove who we thank for such loving care for Marion.