In memory of

Marilyn Obmann

July 18, 1941 - January 18, 2021
From: Breda, IA
Marilyn Obmann

Marilyn Obmann

Born: July 18, 1941
Died: January 18, 2021
Age: 79
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   Marilyn Jane Obmann, age 79, of rural Breda, IA, passed away on Monday, January 18th, at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge, IA.  Marilyn was born July 18, 1941, to Emil and Ida (Poleske) Witt of Denison, IA.  She was baptized on July 24th, ,1941 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison and was later confirmed there on March 25, 1956.  Marilyn attended and graduated from Denison High School in 1959.  Following graduation, she entered the workforce working at a bank in Denison. 

   On April 15, 1963, Marilyn was united in marriage to Fred Obmann of Wall Lake, IA.  The two resided on the farm south of Wall Lake where they lived and raised their family for 57 years.  They were blessed with two children, Lynnette, and Dennis. 

   Marilyn enjoyed the simple things in life.  She loved her family the most.  She worked hard helping her husband on the farm and caring for their home and yard. Gardening her vegetables and tending to her beautiful flowers brought her joy.  As her children grew, she created a home where her children’s friends loved to go to laugh and have fun.   She adored her six grandchildren.  Marilyn did not miss an opportunity to attend as many of their events as she was able but more importantly, her grandchildren enjoyed their visits at Grandma’s House. Her infectious laugh and giggle warmed her family’s hearts. Her funny t-shirts, “Grandma Days”, pumpkin carving, afterschool pick-ups, Iowa State Games, always having a blanket to share at football games, and baking cookies are some of the many memories her family will carry with them.  

   Marilyn was very active in the 4-H program serving as leader of two 4-H clubs while her children were active in the program. Later she continued to help on the county level while her grandchildren were in 4-H.  Marilyn had a servant’s spirit as she was an active member in the Peace Lutheran Ladies Aide and enjoyed singing in the church choir.  She started serving as a Sunday school teacher in high school and then as Sunday School Superintendent for Peace Lutheran Church for many years. She enjoyed assisting her grandchildren grow in their faith while helping with these programs.   Her strong faith in God, loving heart, listening ear, and willingness to help others will continue as she has set an example to be followed.

   Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Fred; daughter Lynnette Aschinger and husband Craig of Wall Lake, IA; son Dennis and his wife Cindy of Breda, IA; six grandchildren: Kyle Obmann, Cody Obmann (significant other Madi Lingle), Korey Obmann, Trevor Aschinger, Derek Aschinger, and Jennifer Aschinger; sisters-in-law Linda (Larry) Lasher of Glidden, IA, Joyce (Gary) Schroeder of Manning, IA and nieces and nephews and their families.

   Marilyn was preceded into death by her parents, Ida and Emil Witt, and her in-laws Dorothy and Verner Obmann. 


    In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Peace Lutheran Church for the Christian Youth Education Program.
   We wish to extend our gratitude to our family and friends for all the thoughts, prayers, and support you have given us during this difficult time. – The family of Marilyn Obmann
10:30 a.m., Monday
January 25, 2021
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

Reverend Roger Carlisle
4:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday
January 24, 2021
Peace Lutheran church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:57 PM
- Gaylan & Lesa Schroeder
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:42 PM
“Lynnette & Craig. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Gus & Marsha.”
- Gus and Marsha Larson
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:42 PM
“Fritz, Lynette, Denny and families, So sorry about the loss of your mom and even more that you couldn't be there with her. Our hearts and prayers are with you today and in the future. Love always. Denise”
- Denise Schwab
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:16 AM
“Thinking of all family of Marilyn's at this difficult time and wishing you the healing power of many beautiful memories. Marilyn was my Avon lady when I lived in Ia. We enjoyed this time together as she told me about all the new items. We really enjoyed the different pieces of the nativity scene that was introduced each year. Marilyn delivered my last angel to use in my set with the nativity. We were very excited about the completion. Our Sympathy, Mary Jo Hauser, David,Kathleen Hauser and sons, Chuck and Kathy Gunderson and family”
- Mary Jo Hauser
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:16 AM
“So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. I just heard from her in December, she sent me a card after hearing of my 80th birthday. It was so special after all these years to receive her card. She was special. ”
- Janice Slechta Deiber
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 9:24 AM
“Marilyn's Dad, Otto, was elderly when we were in school and had 2 canes in the car w/ him, but he would pick up Marilyn to take her home for lunch, and I was sometimes lucky enough to get to ride also. In grade school, I think Marilyn had health issues, and missed a lot of school, but her folks always were very careful of her and good to her friends. My grandparents lived close to Witts, so I got the ride to within a block of their house. It was so nice ( and fast ) to get that ride! Our class will miss Marilyn. Her adult life was much busier than her childhood. We extend sympathy to her family and know you have wonderful memories to sustain her role in your lives.”
- Virginia Dobler McCurdy
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 9:19 AM
“I remember Marilyn well from our high school days. Always friendly, always kind. I am heartened to hear she lived well, blessing those around her. I am saddened to hear of passing.”
- Shirley (Henney) Uber
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 5:52 PM
“Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out you. Remembering so many fun times growing up and hanging out at the Obmann home. Sending our love. Val and John Ringold (Hansen) ”
- Valerie Ringold (Hansen)
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:13 PM
“Our thoughts, prayers, love and hearts are with you! Big hugs!! ”
- Julie & Tim Gehling
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:14 AM
“Lynette,Craig and family. Marty and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your mother was a wonderful woman - I so loved her laughter and her love of life. May your memories and love provide you peace and comfort. Karen & Marty Morrow ”
- Karen Morrow
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:14 AM
“Rest In Peace young lady Rest In Peace ”
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:14 AM
“Sympathy to the Obmann family. ”
- Dan and Cindy Bieret
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:16 PM
“Craig and Lynnette so sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories! ”
- Linda Friedrichsen Bates
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