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Donna Oberg

January 18, 1940 April 30, 2015
Donna Oberg
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Obituary for Donna Oberg

Donna Oberg, a long time resident of the Milford area, died at her home in the care of her family on Thursday morning, April 30th. She was 75 years old.

Born on January 18, 1940 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Perry and Geraldine Osborn. She grew up in Northwest Detroit and attended Redford High School where, in 10th grade she met Lance Oberg who sat in front of her in Literature Class. When young Mr. Oberg reached down to take the foot of the pretty girl behind him, the very modest and proper Miss Osborn was having none of that. But the �awestruck� young suitor persisted. At 2PM on Friday afternoon, the 13th of July in 1956, Lance asked Donna to �go steady� with him and she accepted, commencing a love affair that has continued and thrived and deepened through all of life�s joys and sorrows, challenges and change � through long weekends at her parents cottage on Lower Pettibone Lake, through marriage, new parenthood, military service, jobs and careers, travel and retirement, and illness and death. The love and fidelity that Donna and Lance pledged on October 17, 1959 in Strathmore United Methodist Church has been a gift to their family and friends and to one another. Donna Oberg took seriously the charge to reflect the love of God in the world. She was a woman of deep faith and active service with Milford United Methodist Church where she helped with funeral lunches and visiting the elderly and infirm, and served on several committees over the years. Her outreach to others was comprehensive � home visits, prayer circles, phone calls and cards -- whatever assistance was needed, Donna could be counted on to show up, pitch in and do her part. Since moving to Milford in October 1969, Donna and Lance have been fixtures in many civic and religious projects, generous with their time and talents and labors.

Preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Geraldine Osborn.

Donna is survived by her loving husband, Lance; beloved son, Jay Oberg and sisters Lois (Joe) Wangler and Beverly (James) McCally. Also 5 nieces, 2 nephews, Aunt Dorothy, 31 first cousins and many dear friends who join with her family in mourning the death of a dear woman and giving thanks to God for her life among them.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Milford United Methodist Church, 1200 Atlantic, Milford, MI, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 11 AM. The Rev. Doug McMunn to officiate. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Monday from 3 - 9 PM. Memorials encouraged to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 and to Community Sharing, P.O. Box 405, Highland, MI 48357.

For further information contact Lynch & Sons, Milford, 248-684-6645.

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