Marian L. Obst, nee Russell, 94, of Waterloo, IL, died December 31, 2022, in Waterloo, IL. She was born August 25, 1928, in Harlan, IA.
She is survived by her children Mike Obst and David Obst; granddaughter Elizabeth Obst; sister-in-law Verna Levery; nieces Susan, Sheryl, and Marian and Diane.
Marian is preceded in death by her husband Arlin H. Obst; parents Zenas King and Elizabeth (nee McAlister) Russell.
She was raised in Waterloo, IA with her fathers parents because her mother died in childbirth. She graduated from Iowa State Teacher College. After graduation she taught English at Alta and Lemars Iowa, where she met her husband Arlin.
Marian taught English in Waterloo, IA, did substitute teaching in Waterloo High School and worked for the Regional Superintendent of Schools.
Marian and Arlin moved from Waterloo, IA to Waterloo, IL , where they were married for 70 years. In Waterloo, IL they raised their two children Mike and David.
Marian was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IL, as well as a member of Monroe County Historical Society, and Peterstown House, where from the early years she was an active member and spent many hours volunteering. In her free time she liked playing bridge with her friends, swimming, and gardening.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Waterloo
4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church
10 AM Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Merritt Demski officiating
Interment at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Red Bud, IL