Verl Arthur Oberlin
- February 8, 2012
- New Haven, Indiana
of Verl's Passing
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“How well I remember Mr. Oberlin at New Haven High School. I too say that he surely was a favorite teacher of mine.
1 of 17 | Posted by: Maryln (Blaising) Rose - FL
“Mr. Oberlin was a great teacher at New Haven.
The business classes were my favorite. My sincere sympathy to the family.
Jane (Peters) Helton -...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jane Helton - Columbia City, IN
“Condolences to your family. I graduated in 1952 and your father taught me to be a better person and the person I am today. I had a lot of respect...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Arthur Wilson - friend/student
“Mr.Oberlin, spoke at my Graduation,in 1983,,he always had a smile on his face,whenever he greeted you in the hallway,,that's when we found out,he was...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Nathalie Savard - Fort Wayne, IN
“We have enjoyed being with Verl many times in the last 50 plus years. He was a vital part of our Sunday School class. He was so proud of his...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Bill and Betsy Brotherton - IN
“To the Oberlin family: Your father was a fine man whom I respected and admired. He and your mother were good friends of my parents, Ivandale and...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Elaine Snyder - Pleasanton, CA
“Mr. Oberlin was the best guidance counselor ever! He was always so sweet and compassionate. He gave great advice and I respected him immensely. May...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Lynch Trowbridge - Grabill, IN
“to Mary, It is always sad to lose a parent. I miss my mother every day and will never adjust to the fact that she isn't with me anymore. My love...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jean Ann Dennie - Bourbon, IN
“Verl was a very caring teacher, and a great sponsor of our high school class at
Butler, Ind. He came from a strong family and had been a real...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: William Hathaway, MD - Auburn, IN
“I will never forget working as a hospice nurse and being assigned to take care of Prue. From the very first visit I could see the total love and...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Joan Eichhorn - Decatur, IN
“I'll always remember the stunning and sage advice he gave me as my guidance counselor in high school Really woke me up and set me down a smarter...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Terry Dyben - Whitehouse Station, NJ
“As a paraprofessional at NHHS in the late 70's, I got to know Verl well. He was a wonderful man--kind, considerate, helpful when it was needed. I...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Lois Emenhiser - New Haven, IN
“Dear Oberlin Family,
Please accept my condolences upon Verl's passing. I always appreciated guidance, wit, and steady, calm guidance during my...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Donald Snyder - Silver Spring, MD
“Always a smile and and a greeting from Mr. Oberlin. I'm Very Sorry for Your Loss. He was a a man of strong integrity. The Family and Community of New...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Nathan E. Swenson II - Hicksville, OH
“He was one of the nicest men I ever had the pleasure to be around in my school years. Verl always wanted to tell a joke or have a bit of fun, it made...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Larry Elwood Jr. - New Haven, IN
“What a soft gentle man he was. May God grant His peace as you mourn his loss.
16 of 17 | Posted by: John Thompson
“What a great man, teacher, mentor, rest in peace Mr. Oberlin
17 of 17 | Posted by: Renee` Ward ( Gagnon) - IN
Verl Arthur Oberlin, 93, of New Haven died on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne. Born on August 8, 1918 in Butler, he was the son of the late King and Lula Oberlin. He received degrees from Ball State Teachers College and Saint Francis University. He taught school for 42 years, 31 of which were at New Haven High School and had formerly taught at Butler High School. Verl was a member of the National Education Association and Indiana Retired Teachers Association. He was an Army Air Corp. veteran of WWII and served as Lieutenant Colonel for the 95th bomb squadron. He was a member of American Legion Post 47 and Howard Bandelier VFW Post 2457. He was also a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church, where he served as a teacher and choir member for many years.
He is survived by his children, Mary (Marvin) Petersen of Wickenberg, Ariz., James (Marta) Oberlin of Alamink, Penn., Joseph (Cindy) Oberlin of New Haven, and Thomas (Marie) Oberlin of Woodburn; brother, Duane Oberlin of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife, Prudence in 1997; and son John in 2010.
Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2012 at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Chaplain Robin LaRue officiating. Calling is 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial is in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven with military honors. Preferred memorials are to New Haven United Methodist Church.