Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2007

Oscar W. Stoebener

September 27, 2007


Funeral services for Oscar W. Stoebener, 90, Baldwin City, were Wednesday at St. John's United Church of Christ, Worden. Mr. Stoebener died Sept. 21, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 5, 1916, in rural Baldwin, the son of John and Sophie (Haas) Stoebener. He had a twin brother, Otto. He attended Central Grade School north of Worden. He worked on the family farm and later harvested beets in Colorado. He helped build U.S. Highway 56. He was a carpenter in the maintenance department at the University of Kansas for 23 years, retiring in 1982.

He served during World War II in the United States Army as Private First Class in the Second Battalion, 19th Regiment, 24th Division. He was stationed in Hawaii, Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged on May 17, 1945.

He married Pearl Rose Brohammer July 31, 1949. She died Feb. 16, 1999.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ where he taught Sunday school and held church offices. He was a member of the D.A.V., Lawrence, and American Legion, Topeka.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Rose Johnson, Baldwin City, and Paula Kathleen Bowlin, Baldwin City; a sister, Norma Schwarz, Baldwin City; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His parents, twin brother, brothers, Arnold and Walter, and a sister, Pauline Johanning, died earlier.

Burial was at St. John's Cemetery, Worden. Memorials may be made to St. John's Church of Christ and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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