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Quernheim Funeral Home
Wednesday January 19th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Immanuel Lutheran Church
Thursday January 20th, 2022
8:00am - 9:45am

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Immanuel Lutheran Church
Thursday January 20th, 2022

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Arlin H. Obst

Arlin H. Obst, 98, of Waterloo, IL, died January 16, 2022, in Waterloo, IL. He was born October 31, 1923, in Horse Prairie, IL.

He is survived by his wife Marian Obst; children Mike Obst and David Obst; granddaughter Elizabeth Obst; sister Verna Levery; nieces Susan and Sheryl and Marian and Diane.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur & Selma (nee Kloepper) Obst and sister Melba Schmitt.

Arlin was born and raised on a Red Bud dairy farm but with encouragement from his parents, he followed his leanings to become and educator. Obst served as farm advisor for the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service from July 1961 to December 1986 in Monroe County before his retirement.
Arlin is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IL and Waterloo Rotary. He was formerly a member of Monroe County Pork Producers, Monroe County Fair Association, and University of Illinois Agriculture Advisor.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Monroe County 4H Foundation

4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until time of service Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church

10 AM Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Merritt Demski officiating
Interment at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Red Bud, IL

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Arlin always had a smile and friendly greeting for his coworkers in Univ. of IL Extension. We traded county 4-H judging duties for a number of years. He was reliable and did a good job. He was respectful of others and kind. Sending my condolences to his family.

Charlotte Crawford May 5 2022 2:31 AM

We have great memories of Arlin as an Extension Educator who would have the patience and knowledge to welcome new folks to a career with the University of Illinois Extension program. God's blessings to Marion and the entire Obst family!

Stanley R. Eden Jan 21 2022 11:38 PM

Arlin Obst was truly one of the most outstanding Farm Advisers to ever serve in as an IL County Extension program. as a former County Adviser, i had many experiences with Arlin. He always impressed me by his way of understanding all people and being able to win them over. He was a great friend.

JAMES R SHEARL Jan 21 2022 4:54 PM

Sorry for your loss Arlin will be missed by all god bless

Arthur and Alice Stitzel Jan 20 2022 10:30 AM

Wonderful man. Waterloo was blessed his home was here

William and nancy nobbe Jan 20 2022 8:21 AM

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Patti Bauer Jan 20 2022 7:54 AM

Condolences for your family. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim & Debbie ( Straub) Combs Jan 19 2022 9:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Arlin Obst

Jim and Janice Ahne Jan 19 2022 9:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Arlin Obst

Pam and Randy Veath Jan 19 2022 8:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Arlin Obst

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