(Updated 5-1-24) Jake Obergfell, 88 Sidney, MT

Jake's Celebration of Life is at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Faith Alliance Church in Sidney, Montana with Pastor Paul Turek officiating. A family gathering will be held Friday, May 3, 2024, at 6:00 P.M. at the VFW Post #4099 in Sidney, Montana. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, Montana is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

Jake Obergfell was born on August 3, 1935, to Isadore (Jake) and Jean (Hately) Obergfell. He was the last of 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Jake went to the Gossett country school through 8th grade and then went into Sidney to the high school.

Jake enlisted in the military in January 1955 and was discharged in December 1957.

Jake lived in Chicago, Illinois for 3 years where he worked on the railroad. In 1962, he moved his family to Colorado Springs, Colorado where he worked as a groundskeeper at the Air Force Academy until 1978 when he moved his family to Sidney and has lived ever since.

Jake enjoyed fishing down on the river where he was born and lived. He also loved being out on the lake on his pontoon, his son's pontoon, and camping. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grand and great-grand kids. He loved his chickens and his garden.

Jake peacefully passed away on Friday evening, April 26, 2024, at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care surrounded by his family.

Jake is survived by his wife, Joanne; sister Rose (Jen) Larson; daughter Janelle Wrigley of Rawlins, WY; son James (Kelly) Obergfell of Plentywood, MT; son Jay (Shelly) Obergfell of Fairview, MT; and son Jon (Charlotte) Obergfell of Sidney, Mt; 11 grandchildren, Misty (Eric) Martinez, Miles (Samantha) McKenna, Brody Wrigley, Brianna Wrigley, Nyle (Cissy) Obergfell, Cassidy Obergfell, Wyatt Obergfell, Victoria Obergfell, Devon Obergfell, Austin (Darby) Obergfell, Kordell Obergfell, Zak (Stephanie) Savelkoul and Seth Obergfell, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jake was preceded in death by his parents; sisters May Peterson; Dorothy (Dot) MacGrady; Anna (Bun) West; Viola (Bliff) Kappel; Ella (Pete) Larson; brothers Paul (Sant) Obergfell, Walter (Tim) Obergfell and James Obergfell.


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