Oberg

Harry Bert Oberg, of Cambridge, formerly of Mora died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 at Ecumen in North Branch. He was 96 years old.

He was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Brook Park, to Emil and Martha (Westberg) Oberg. He attended Pomeroy/Putnam District No. 63 Country School and went on to attend Mora High School. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the military. He had to enlist in the Navy because the Army wouldn’t let him enlist because his four brothers were already in the Army. He served upon the USS Lamson in the Philippines and Japan for 18 months during World War II. He was honorably discharged in May 1946. Upon returning home he attended vocational school at Allied Institute in Chicago to become a machinist.

On Sept. 29, 1950 he was united in marriage to Isabelle Carlson in Chicago, Illinois, and they made their home in Chicago for two years where he worked as a machinist. They moved to Minneapolis where he worked as a machinist at Jet-O-Matic. He would go on to work at United Scientific until 2000 when he retired. He and his wife moved to New Port Richie, Florida and later, Hudson. In 2005 his wife passed away. He remained in Florida and was able to enjoy 20 years of warm weather before moving to Riverwood Village in Cambridge. He enjoyed his time at Riverwood and made many friends.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and music. He played the accordion, guitar and banjo. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Ballentine VFW Post No. 46 in Minneapolis and the Bloomington Lions. He was a volunteer driver for The Blind Society of Minnesota.  He and his wife traveled the United States in their travel trailer. He was very proud of his military service, and he remembered so many historical facts about WWII and his time on the ship.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Isabelle; 11 siblings; and special friend, Jean Creamer.  

He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. 

Many thanks to Allina Hospice for the excellent care and their team that showed great compassion.  He enjoyed visiting and sharing stories. You all are the best.

A graveside and celebration service will be held in the spring. Memorials are preferred to Allina Hospice. Condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.

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