CENTER BARNSTEAD- Robert Gustav Oberg, a long-time resident of Center Barnstead, passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his family on October 5, 2021 at the age of 84.
Robert “Butchie” Oberg was born in Marion Massachusetts on November 26, 1936.
He was married to Paula Jean Oberg for 47 beautiful years before her passing on May 9, 2021. Robert is survived by his children; daughter Sharon Pouliot and husband Tracey of Ayer, MA; son Eric Oberg and wife Lynne of Ayer, MA; daughter Rhonda Audet and husband Paul of Center Barnstead, NH; daughter Renee Morrill and husband Michael of Glen Burnie, MD. He is also survived by his two step-children, Carolynn Sinclair of Gilford, NH and Craig Sinclair. Robert leave behind many beloved grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings; Doreen Miles, Jacqueline Irvine and Stephen Oberg.
Robert Oberg is a Korean War Veteran who served in the Signal Corps of the US Army from 1954-1957. Upon returning home from Korea, the DC-4 aircraft loaded with Soldiers, crashed into a Seattle home shortly after take-off, taking the lives of at least 27 Service Members. Robert survived by deciding not to sit with his friends because he wanted a window seat up front. Sadly, his friends did not survive.
Robert was a heavy equipment operator with JF White Construction in Boston, MA for 32 years. His love and dedication to his family led him to making the long 2-hour drive to Boston and back to ensure they were able to enjoy the peace and quiet of his mountain-top home. Upon retiring in 1992, he and his wife started New Hampshire Toy Factory, making old-fashioned wooden toys and games. For the next 27 years, he displayed the same dedication and craftsmanship he had become famous for. He continued to make these amazing toys until the age of 82 when his health began to decline.
Robert enjoyed taking trips along the East Coast, especially Wells Beach Maine with his wife for many years but really just loved sitting on the mountain enjoying the beautiful breezes it provided and taking in the peacefulness it brought.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday October 9th at 12 P.M. at Riverview Cemetery in Barnstead. The Still Oaks Funeral and Memorial Home in Epsom is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.StillOaks.com.