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Phillip David Oberst

Phillip David Oberst, 64, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo after battling COPD and other health issues.

He was born July 28, 1955, in Tiffin, to Marjorie and Phillip Oberst.

Phil is survived by his wife, Julie; two daughters, Chas and Lauren; three stepdaughters, Jennifer, Jill and Jacquelyn; five grandchildren, Carmyn, Ethaniel, Clara, Cameron and Deacon; cousin, Rodney Burd and best friend, AJ Smith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip; mother, Marjorie; stepmother, Susie; and his first wife, Patricia.

Phillip grew up in Fremont. While attending Fremont City Schools, he was an avid athlete and especially loved playing football for Ross. Phil showed horses with Sandusky County 4-H. He enjoyed the outdoors. He graduated from Fremont Ross in 1973.

After high school, Phil joined the Army at age 17. He loved his country and was proud to have served in the Army. While in the Army, Phil married Patricia (Miller) Oberst and together they traveled to Korea for his first post. Phil and Patricia had two daughters, Chas Oberst of Tiffin and Lauren Oberst of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Pat passed away in 2001 from pancreatic cancer.

Phil was known by several names, depending on how and when you knew him. To his parents, Pat, his daughters and her family, he was David or Dave. To his trap shooting buddies, he was Obie. To his second wife, Julie (Gregg-Duslak) Oberst, stepdaughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Hunker, Jill (Adam) Pfeiffer and Jacquelyn (Sam) Fathi Salmi, he was Phil.

Phil had two passions in life which were trap shooting and fishing. He shot trap all over the United States and fished any place he was able. His favorite places to fish were Lake Erie for perch, walleye and the back country of the Everglades in Florida.

Phillip dearly loved his grandchildren, Carmyn Oberst, Ethaniel Rysz, Clara Duslak, Cameron Pfeiffer and Deacon Pfeiffer.

A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Clubhouse of Ridge View Condominiums, 68 R Linda Drive, Ballville, OH.

For memorials, please consider giving to Williams County Gun Club, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or donor’s choice.