In memory of

Frederick "Fred" Obmann

May 22, 1936 - April 6, 2021
From: Breda, IA
Frederick "Fred" Obmann

Frederick "Fred" Obmann

Born: May 22, 1936
Died: April 6, 2021
Age: 84
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   Frederick "Fred" Verner Obmann, age 84, of rural Breda, IA passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake, IA.  Fred, otherwise known as Fritz, was born May 22, 1936 to Verner and Dorothy (Rose) Obmann of Breda, IA. He was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake on May 24, 1936 and was later confirmed there on April 2, 1950.  Fred graduated from Wall Lake High School in 1954.  After obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree at Iowa State University, he came back to the farm. 
   Fritz enjoyed polka music and going to old time dances where he met his wife.  On April 15, 1963 Fred was united in marriage to Marilyn Witt of Denison, 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. 
   Fred’s passion was faith, family, fun, and farming. He loved having an operation that he shared with his father, his wife, and later his son and grandchildren. His entire family helped on the farm.  He knew how to make work fun by throwing pig tales or squirting milk and often he would take the time to have a snack, laugh, and talk and a few polka lessons in the living room. Fred told the grandkids that polka music was “hay cutting music”.  Fritz often had tears of joy while he sang a song in church, or at his grandchildren’s baptisms, as he cherished the importance of that day. He, with Marilyn, enjoyed going to their special activities and events. Teaching his grandkids all sorts of things brought him great joy. Life lessons were taught around experiences and conversations on the farm, including those about sickness, grief, and the circle of life, and how he wanted us all to be on this day. Four-Wheeler rides, chasing rabbits, swinging in the laundry baskets, and taking kids to Iowa State games were just a few of the simple things his grandkids enjoyed with Fritz. Although one might often experience Fred’s humorous comments and teasing, he was a man of few words who taught lessons in subtle ways. When asked if he was concerned about how the weather might impact the crop, he would say, “I’ll get what I am supposed to have” trusting that God provides for our needs. That is a good lesson for us all.  Although the bench he sat on with Marilyn is empty, our hearts are full of memories and lessons for living and we trust in knowing where they sit today. 
   Left to cherish his memory include his daughter Lynnette Aschinger and husband Craig of Wall Lake, IA, son Dennis and wife Cindy of Breda, IA; six grandchildren: Kyle Obmann, Cody Obmann (significant other Madi Lingle), Korey Obmann, Trevor Aschinger, Derek Aschinger (special friend Hannah Hansen), and Jennifer Aschinger; sisters Linda (Larry) Lasher of Glidden, IA, and Joyce (Gary) Schroeder of Manning, IA; many nieces, nephews and their families; other extended family members and many friends.
   Fred was preceded into death by his wife Marilyn, parents Dorothy and Verner Obmann, and his in-laws Ida and Emil Witt.

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 Fred Obmann


10:30 a.m., Monday
April 12, 2021
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

Reverend Roger Carlisle
4:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday
April 11, 2021
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
"What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"Blessed Assurance"

Carol Nuetzman, Organist
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:52 PM
“Sending Prayers and Thoughts to the family and Thinking of ALL. ”
- Rebecca Peters
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“ Aschingers and Obmans. Your in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Dan and Cindy Bieret
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“We are sorry about the loss of your husband and father and grandfather. When I worked at the Coop in Arcadia I always loved visiting with him. He was a fun man to be around. ”
- Sharon & Ron Buerl
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“So sorry to hear you have lost your father Lynnette & Craig. You guys have had a lot of lost loveones in the last few months, may God give you strength and peace. Gus & Marsha”
- Gus and Marsha Larson
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“To the family of Fred Obman, We were so sorry to hear of your loss.May it bring you some peace to know that the one you love knows only peace now. Thinking of you With Sympathy, Mary Jo Hauser, David, Kathleen Hauser and boys, Kathleen and Chuck Gunderson Jr. and family ”
- Mary Jo Hauser
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:17 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. ”
- Dean and Karen Grell
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:17 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great man.”
- Holly Cornelius
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