Leroy W. Oberholtzer, 76, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 18, 2015, at his home in Memphis, Missouri, with his family by his side.
Born on March 10, 1939, in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Leroy was the son of Levi and Lizzie Weaver Oberholtzer.
On January 14, 1961, in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Leroy united in marriage with Miriam S. Martin and to their union six children were born.
Leroy and Miriam left Pennsylvania for Northeast Missouri in the spring of 1975, to make their home. They purchased a dairy farm, east of Memphis, Missouri, and continued milking until his retirement in 1999, and then moved into Memphis, Missouri.
He is survived by his wife, Miriam of the home, in Memphis, Missouri; four sons, Glen and Elaine Oberholtzer, Wayne and Martha Oberholtzer, Ellis and Sharon Oberholtzer and Merle and Marilyn Oberholtzer all of Memphis, Missouri; two daughters, Wilma and Harold Horst of Baring, Missouri and Joyce and Raymond Zimmerman of Cantril, Iowa; five brothers and one sister, Paul and Mary Edna Oberholtzer of Curtiss, Wisconsin, Lloyd and Esther Oberholtzer of Richland, Pennsylvania, Irvin and Edith Oberholtzer of Rutledge, Missouri, Abner and Leora Oberholtzer of Gorin, Missouri, Amos and Alma Oberholtzer of Owen, Wisconsin, and Martin and Esther Huber of Rutledge, Missouri; forty-four grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna Hoover and Grace Huber; a sister-in-law, Verna Oberholtzer and a grandchild.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Mennonite Church south of Memphis, Missouri.
Visitation will be Monday, June 22, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center south of Memphis, Missouri.
Burial will be in the Indian Creek Mennonite Cemetery south of Memphis, Missouri.
Luke Fox, Talmon Martin, Earl Oberholtzer and Vernon Oberholtzer will officiate and Casket Bearers will be Merlin Oberholtzer, Gerald Oberholtzer, James Oberholtzer, Brandon Zimmerman, Kent Horst and Reuben Oberholtzer.
The family of Leroy Oberholtzer request no flowers, only your presence and prayers. Those wishing to leave a memorial in memory of Leroy may entrust it to the Hospice of Northeast Missouri. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.