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Elwood K Oberhelman

June 25, 1942 - May 3, 2020

U.S. Veteran

“A Life of Beauty and Service”

Elwood Kay Oberhelman entered into eternal rest in the early morning of May 3, 2020 at the Cottages of Edgewood, Edgewood, Washington. He was 77 years old.

Elwood was born on June 25, 1942 in Clay Center, Kansas. He graduated from high school in Clifton, Kansas and received his Pre-Engineering degree from Fairbury College, Nebraska. He entered the Army and served his country almost 30 years, including serving in the Gulf War. His primary specialty was Self-Propelled Field Artillery System Mechanic. After retiring as a 1st Sergeant and decorated veteran, he moved to Renton, Washington, where he remained until his death.

Elwood is survived by his children: son Ronny Oberhelman and wife Mona Peloquin of Manassas, Virginia; and daughters Susanna Oberhelman and husband Bernard Gilson of New York, New York and Angela Oberhelman and husband Brian Talty of Madison, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Melvin and Viola Oberhelman; three brothers, Rex, Mark, and Gary; brother-in-law Maynard Fritz; and daughter, Cindy Kay. Survivors also include brothers Roger and wife Diana of Renton, Washington; Gail and wife Betty of Ness City, Kansas; and sisters Melverna Knoettgen of Clifton, Kansas; Vicki Christian and husband Steve of Winsor, Colorado; and Peggy Fritz of Salina, Kansas.

Elwood was a beloved son, brother, and father. He loved trucks, cowboy hats, belt buckles, and boots. May he Rest In Peace.

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