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Robert "Bob" Oberling

Robert "Bob" Oberling

Robert "Bob" D. Oberling, age 80, of Quincy, died on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Timber Point Healthcare Center. He was born on June 7, 1939 in Quincy, the son of Wilbur Lee and Margaret (Knobloch) Oberling.

Robert was a graduate of Quincy Senior High School.

He married Janet L. Welper on February 20, 1980, she preceded him in death on January 29, 2016.

Professionally, Bob was a long-time car dealer in Illinois and Missouri.

He was a member of the Spring Lake Country Club and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed going to Sprouts for many of his meals and to visit with friends.

Robert is survived by:
a daughter, Pam (Mark) Kroll of Kansas City;
a stepdaughter, Wendy Jo (Erik) Morris of Las Vegas, NV;
and one granddaughter.
A sister, Carol Oberling of Washington State and a brother, Bill Oberling of Payson, IL.
Many nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his wife, Robert was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Evelyn, Marion, Melvin, Carlin, and Norma Jean Oberling, and a stepson, Chad Travis Wear.

Due to restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 epidemic, private graveside services will be held at Greenmount Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society.
The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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From:
Mike Moyers
Maywood, MO
Comments:
Bob was one of the truly great guys and an outstanding car man. We go back to his days at 33rd and Broadway all the way to his Oldsmobile dealership in Canton. Straight, fair and fun. Thank you Bob. We’re all better having known you. Condolences to all of Bob’s friends and family.
From:
Jeff Dorsey
Quincy, IL
Comments:
The sadness I feel at the passing of my good friend Bob will eventually go away. Looking at his empty seat at Sprouts will take longer. I will miss our talks. I am comforted though in knowing that his friendship will always be with me. RIP my friend.
From:
Linnie and Dianna Herren
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear the news but he has been thru many valleys. Enjoyed visiting and watching him visit with friends at sprouts.
From:
Larry & Pat Veile
Nebo, IL
Comments:
Sympathies to Bill and the rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Barbara Clem
Burlington, IA
Comments:
Bob was a first cousin to my mother Marjorie Pierce Crossland who died many years ago. I met Bob about 15 years ago when I stopped in at his location on N. 12th and he purchased an air purifier from me. My condolences to his family.
From:
dick & pat wentura
Comments:
Dear Oberling Family,
Thinking of you and remembering Bob.
As ever,
Dick & Pat Wentura
From:
Daniel Stegeman
Lake Ozark, MO
Comments:
Bob Oberling
Was an outstanding car man. He truly enjoyed working with people. He had been a part of the Quincy automobile pre-owned business since the 60's
My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. He will be missed by many.
From:
alan williams
Sun Lakes Arizona, IL
Comments:
I think that everyone in the car business that knew Bob, really liked him. I worked next door to him on Broadway in Quincy for many years. One of the "good guys". Bob will be missed.
From:
Wendy Ritzie
Quincy, IL
Comments:
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From:
Norma Elligsen
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Bob was a great man. A little grumpy at first, until you got to know him. He was a true and dear friend. He will be greatly missed. We talked to Bob everyday. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Bob.