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Eugene "Butch" Obman

January 26, 1950 - April 24, 2018
From: Breda, IA
Eugene "Butch" Obman

Eugene "Butch" Obman

Born: January 26, 1950
Died: April 24, 2018
Age: 68
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     Eugene “Butch” Loren Obman, age 68, of Breda, IA, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Regional Hospital in Carroll, IA.  Butch was born on January 26, 1950, at the Carroll Hospital to Harold and Edna (Geyer) Obman.  He was baptized on February 26, 1950 and confirmed on March 22, 1964 at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake where he remained a lifetime member.  He was raised on a farm in rural Breda, IA.

     Butch went to school and graduated from Wall Lake Community School in 1968.  He went to Sioux City to business school after graduating, but decided that he wanted to come home and follow his dream to farm.  In 1989 Butch met the love of his life, Joan Nepple, and married her on July 27, 1990, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wall Lake.  This union was blessed with three children.

     Butch loved farming; he had a talent for working with figures and numbers that helped him in his pursuit of farming.  He enjoyed being a bus driver and interacting with the kids.  He retired from driving in 2017 and returned four months later to drive again, working up to the time his illness wouldn’t allow him anymore.  He was always there for advice if he was asked.

     Butch was an avid sports fan. He loved playing cards, family gatherings, holidays and good food.  He enjoyed attending his children’s activities and all they were involved in.  He even took care of his kids when Joan worked the night shift.  When his children went off to college, he continued to follow their events, and was always there for them if needed.  Butch was always a big help to Joan at craft fairs, setting up and helping with the tear down.  His favorite part was going around and visiting with people.  He really had a knack for making people laugh.  He was a great husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.  Butch will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

     Butch leaves behind his wife, Joan; daughters: Danielle (special friend Collin Brus) and Jennifer; son: Joseph “Joe”; sisters:  Charlotte (Jim) King of Carroll, Irene Corbin of Wall Lake, Darlene (Randy) Vonnahme of Wall Lake, and Gloria Obman of Wall Lake; ‘brother’ Bobby (Wanda) Freese of Lake View; and sister-in-law: Mary Obman of Auburn.  Other survivors include his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Pat Nepple of Sioux City, Rosie Obman of Carroll, Janis Nepple of Nebraska, Marvin (Jane) Nepple of Carroll, Ruth (Jerry) Wiskus of Lidderdale, Alvin (Karen) Nepple of Glidden, Dave (Joan) Nepple of Lohrville, Mary (Al) Daniel of Carroll, Mary (Gary) McCormick of Churdan, Madonna (Larry) Meyer of Lidderdale, Eugene (Deb) Nepple of Carroll, and Mark Irlbeck of Des Moines; many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Edward and Ricky in infancy and James Obman; brothers-in-law: Robert Corbin, Chuck Nepple, Lloyd Nepple, and Don Obman; sisters-in-law: Anna Marie and Jean Marie Nepple in infancy, and Mary Lou Irlbeck; niece: Michelle Corbin; and nephews: Scott Vonnahme and Scott Corbin. 



11:00 a.m., Friday
April 27, 2018
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Reverend Roger Carlisle
4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday
April 26, 2018
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
At a later date at the
Wall Lake Cemetery


Monday, April 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM
“Sincerest condolences to the all the family of Butch Obman! The Lord bless you, and keep you all in his merciful and loving heart!”
- Sally Riedell
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:14 PM
“I will always remember the many softball games we played together - You are an all star "Zeker"
Rest in Peace”
- Doug & Mari Polking
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:14 PM
“Joanie and family, My deepest sympathy to all of you. Butch was always friendly and easy to visit with, and I will always remember him from a visit at the law office one day years ago and the kindness he showed to me. Keeping you all in my prayers. Julie Eischeid”
- Julie Eischeid
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM
“Joanie and family: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Mike and Denise Riddle
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM
“I truly enjoyed interacting with Butch at school. His years of service to our district are much appreciated. We are thinking of you all. ”
- Brian Mahler and family
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM
“Please accept my prayers and condolences. I went to business school with Butch in Sioux City. He was such a nice guy and so much fun to be around. I know he will be greatly missed.”
- Mary (Mizer) Klindt
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM
“I am sorry about your loss. He used to be my old bus driver. My family sends they condolences.”
- Maggie
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM
“My condolences to the family. Butch was my driver when I was in school and then he was my kids bus driver. He was someone you could talk too and get advice. He will be missed by all that knew him. ”
- Jess Barnett
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM
“Joan, Dani, Jennifer, & Joe, you have our prayers for this time of need. Butch will be greatly missed. I am glad to have known him for so many years. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if we can do anything to help.”
- Pat & Louie Havermann
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM
“Joan and family - My sincere sympathy to you! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Treasure the memories!”
- Vickie Warnke
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