• August 19, 1937 - September 3, 2017
  • Belleville, Illinois

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Edward "Fast Eddie" Melvin Obermeier, 80, born on August 19, 1937 in Venedy Township, Ill., passed away on September 3, 2017, at home surrounded by his loved ones, in Belleville, Ill.
Edward was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Belleville, Ill for over 57 years. He was also a previous member of the Moose Lodge 1221 in Swansea, Ill. He loved getting his haircut and really enjoyed cutting grass with his loved ones, fishing, playing cards, and sports. He was an exceptional athlete, but also enjoyed watching basketball and baseball, wrestling at the Chase, UFC fighting, and most of all, the St. Louis Cardinals. He was actively involved in cheering on and coaching his loved ones at all of their sporting events as well.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of over 40 years, Darlene Mae (nee Schwend) Obermeier; his parents John and Ella (nee Bordewisch) Obermeier; and his sisters Hulda Jacobs, Bertha Randall, and Lulu Randall.
Edward is survived by his children Terri Shelley-Kirkum (Lou) of Tucson, Arizona, Traci (Tony) Miller of Freeburg, Illinois, Toni (Frank) Spilotro of Tampa, Florida, and Tammi (Nael) Obermeier-Abuzaid of St. Louis, Missouri; his grandchildren Nicole (nee Shelley) Davis, Corey Miller, Vanessa Spilotro, Erica Spilotro, Niko Spilotro, Adam Abuzaid, and Salem Abuzaid; his great grandchildren Madisyn Davis and Karsen Davis; his brothers Raymond Obermeier, John (Kathryn) Obermeier, Roland (Cele) Obermeier, and Leonard (Lois) Obermeier; and many dear friends and extended family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Belleville, Ill. Other condolences may be offered online at LakeViewFuneralHm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday September 8th, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill. Interment will follow services.