Donald Oberbroeckling, 81, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. Funeral services were held May 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, with the Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Garnavillo.
He was born June 12, 1929, in New Vienna, the son of Alphons and Anastasia (Lansing) Oberbroeckling. Don received his education from St. Boniface Catholic School in New Vienna. On Aug. 15, 1951, he entered the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He received his honorable discharge on May 14, 1953. During that time in the Army, Donald was united in marriage with Charlotte Krogman on Jan. 29, 1952, at St. Mary’s Church in Guttenberg.
Don is locally survived by son Gary (Lynn) Oberbroeckling of Swisher. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to 21836 Great River Rd., Garnavillo, IA 52049 to be distributed to various organizations of which Don was a part.