Jake Obergfell, 88 Sidney, MT

Celebration of Life for Jake Obergfell was at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Faith Alliance Church, Sidney, with Pastor Paul Turek officiating. A family gathering was held Friday, May 3, 2024, at 6 p.m., at the VFW Post #4099 in Sidney. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, assisted the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

Jake Obergfell was born on Aug. 3, 1935, to Isadore (Jake) and Jean (Hately) Obergfell. He was the last of five sisters and two brothers. Jake went to the Gossett country school through eighth 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, IL., for three years where he worked on the railroad. In 1962, he moved his family to Colorado Springs, CO., 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, Rawlins, WY .; son James (Kelly) Obergfell, Plentywood; son Jay (Shelly) Obergfell, Fairview; and son Jon (Charlotte) Obergfell, Sidney; 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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