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Muriel Edwina Oberg

Muriel Edwina Oberg, age 90, of Dassel, died, Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born Nov. 30, 1915 in Dassel Township, Meeker County, the daughter of Axel Edwin and Madelia (East) Bergstrom. She grew up in the Dassel area and attended country school for her education.

Muriel was baptized and later confirmed at the Swan Lake Lutheran Church. She was presently a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel.

Muriel was united in marriage to Hubert M. (Bud) Oberg April 22, 1939. Together, they made their home in the Dassel and Kingston area. For many of these years, they lived on a farm in Kingston Township, where they raised their three children.

Besides general farming chores, Muriel was heavily involved with the care of the dairy cattle, hogs, chickens, and beef cattle that they raised on their farm.

When Muriel and Bud sold their farmstead, they moved into the city of Dassel. In 2000, they moved to Brookridge Apartments in Cokato, and in November of 2002, Muriel moved into the Heritage Place.

Muriel loved to spend time with her family and friends, She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, needle work, and was a master cook.

Muriel was a caregiver; she spent many hours helping to take care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Muriel is survived by her children, Larry Oberg of Dassel, Gene (Debra) Oberg of Dassel, and Clarice (Rev. Jerold) Rice of Roseville; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Ruby Gabrielson and Mildred Oberg, both of Litchfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert (Bud); her parents; and four sisters, Mabel Johnson, Gladyce Anderson, Mildred Nelson, and Lillian.

The funeral service was Monday March 27 at 10 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel, with the Rev. Keith Carlson officiating. Organist was Harvey Peterson, and congregational hymns were “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “Amazing Grace.” Interment was at the Swan Lake Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dassel.

Visitation was Sunday, March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel; and continued for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Casket bearers were Muriel’s grandchildren: Randy Rice, Trisha Oberg, Tim Rice, Erica Oconnor, Jon Rice, Dedra Oberg, Craig Oberg, Charlene Hasz, Seth Oberg, and Sue De Leon.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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