David P. Oberlin, age 57, of Bryan, Ohio, died Saturday, January 18, 2014, at his home in Bryan. David was a 1974 graduate of Bryan High School and a lifelong resident of Williams County.
David Perry Oberlin was born on May 25, 1956, at Montpelier Hospital, the son of Perry Oberlin, Jr. and Madge (Hardesty) Oberlin. He attended Pulaski-Jefferson Elementary School near the family’s home and farm at County Roads H & 18 northeast of Pulaski and was active in FFA, athletics and band at Bryan High School. He attended the Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio, and had a love for farming and animal husbandry. He farmed with Willmont Holsteins, worked for other local dairy operations, and for a season owned an independent cattle-hauling business. He also worked for a time at Bryan Metals. Survivors include his mother Madge of West Unity, a sister Sharon Lynn (& husband Scott) Martin of Plain City, OH, and a brother Bill (& wife Kelly) Oberlin near Chicago, IL. David also has many surviving cousins, five nephews, a niece, and a grand-niece. He was preceded in death by a brother Richard (at birth) and his father Perry in 2003.
Services will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, with Pastor Becky Ploughe of Pulaski United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Shiffler Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 23, 2014, and for an hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Friday in the funeral home. The family requests that any memorials in David’s honor be directed to the Williams County 4-H Junior Fair Board or the Williams County Humane Society.