Albert M. "Albie" Oberfoell

  • Born: September 17, 1942
  • Died: August 8, 2017
  • Location: Dubuque, Iowa

Behr's Funeral Home

1491 Main Street
(563) 582-3297
Dubuque, IA 52001
Tel. (563) 582-3297

Tribute & Message From The Family

Albert M. "Albie" Oberfoell, age 74, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 1:10 p.m., on August 8, 2017, at Stonehill Care Center, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. To honor Albie's life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church, 2921 Central Avenue, with Rev. Dwayne J. Thoman officiating. To celebrate Albie's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Friday, August 11, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where a parish scripture wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

Albie was born in Dubuque on September 17, 1942, son of Paul Oberfoell and Ida (Gansemer) Oberfoell.

Albie thoroughly enjoyed his childhood with his 14 siblings on his parents' farm in Sherrill, IA. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1964, and served two years in Germany. Upon his return, he began driving for Iowa Oil Co. delivering oil to homes, farms, and construction sites. He then worked for five years at John Deere. After being laid off, he began his own carpet cleaning business. He was employed at Wahlert High School and Ace Hardware until retirement.

Albie married Carol M. Timmerman on August 12, 1967, at St. Patrick's Church, Dubuque, IA. They were blessed with four children and raised them on Robin Hood Drive.

Albie loved baseball and enjoyed playing with his brothers, umpiring for local teams, and rooting for the Cubs. He was an active umpire for the Prairie League Baseball teams and later for softball games through the City Recreation League. He also loved the Rams, and enjoyed watching the games with his sons. He was always eager for a good euchre game with his competitive brothers.

Albie is survived by

his children,
Gary (Katie) of Pewaukee, WI, and their children, Sara and Brady;
and Beth (John) Suehr, of Palatine, IL, and their children, Aiden and Tristen;

his daughter-in-law,
SunHee Cho Oberfoell, and her son, Xavier, of Iowa City, IA;

his former wife,
Carol Oberfoell, Dubuque, IA;

his four siblings,
Mildred Scharf,
Lillian (Don) Huff,
Jerome (Ruby) Oberfoell
and Diane (Bill) Kreiman;

his sisters and brother-in-law,
Karen Oberfoell,
Shirley Oberfoell,
Katie Oberfoell,
Lillian Oberfoell,
Joan Oberfoell
and Richard Griebel;

and many nieces and nephews.

Albie was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ida; two sons, Richard and Paul J. Oberfoell; brothers and sisters, Alice (Tom) Mooney, Effie (Don) Smith, Melvin (Audrey) Oberfoell, Irene Griebel, Delbert Oberfoell, Paul A. Oberfoell, John Oberfoell, Norma Jean (Martin) Hammerand, James Oberfoell and Peter Oberfoell; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Scharf.

The family is grateful to the staff at Stonehill Care Center for the excellent care Dad received over the past seven years, and to the dedicated Hospice workers and volunteers who comforted him.