GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                              Wednesday, October 30, 2002

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Gerhard T. Obie   

  CHINOOK -- Longtime Blaine County farmer Gerhard T. Obie, 88, died Sunday at his home southwest of Chinook of natural causes. 

  His funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at American Lutheran Church in Chinook, with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is handling arrangements. 

  Survivors include a sister, Ella Sagent of Billings.                  

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                      Wednesday, October 30, 2002

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GERHARD OBIE        

           

  CHINOOK - Gerhard T. Obie, 88, longtime Blaine County farmer, died peacefully at his home of natural causes after attending church services Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002. 

   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the American Lutheran Church with burial following in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. 

   Gerhard was born July 28, 1914,eight miles south of Kremlin to Gunder and Amelia (Gjevre) Obie. He attended schools in Havre and Chinook and graduated from Chinook High School in 1932.      

  Gerhard farmed the family farm and later purchased the farm and other farms. Throughout his life, he enjoyed farming with John Deere implements. During his early years, he worked the winter months at the U&I Sugar Factory in Chinook. 

   Gerhard was an active member of the American Lutheran Church, an avid sportsman who taught hunter safety courses, and a member of the National Rifle Association. 

   He enjoyed spending time with his family. 

   Gerhard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Edgar G. Obie in 1993; and sister, Gladys Sargent in 1999. 

   Survivors include his sister, Ella Sargent of Billings, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

   Memorials may be sent to the American Lutheran Church of the National Rifle Association.      

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.   

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION        Wednesday, October 30, 2002

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Gerhard T. Obie, 88, a long time Blame county farmer, died of natural causes on Sunday, October 27, 2002. After attend­ing church services in Chinook, he died peacefully at his home south of Chinook. Funeral serv­ices will be held on Friday, No­vember 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the American Lutheran Church in Chinook, with burial following in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Lutheran Church or the  National Rifle Association.

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

Gerhard was born on July 28, 1914, just eight miles south of Kremlin to Gunder and Amelia (Gjevre) Obie. He attended schools in Havre and Chinook, graduating from Chinook High School in 1932. He farmed the family farm and later purchased the farm and other land. Throughout his lifetime he en­joyed farming with John Deere implements. During his early years he worked during the winter months for the U & I Sugar Factory in Chinook.

  An active member of the American Lutheran Church, Gerhard was also an avid sports­man. He taught hunters safety courses and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

 He is survived by one sister, Ella Sargent of Billings; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Edgar G. Obie in 1993; and a sister, Gladys Sargent in 1999.

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