Sunday, March 09, 2008


Rev. Paul R. Oberhaus, age 66 of North Ridgeville, died suddenly Friday, March 7, 2008 at St. John West Shore Hospital Westlake.

He was born September 18, 1941 in Holgate, Ohio where he resided until moving to North Ridgeville in 1994.

He received his Bachelors Degree in Education and his Masters Degree in Chemistry from Bowling Green University and was a graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne Indiana in 1995.
Rev. Oberhaus has been serving as Pastor of Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church since 1995, prior to that he taught Chemistry, Physics, Math and Drivers Ed for Deshler and Patrick Henry High School in Hamler, Ohio from 1963-1994. He organized the Science Fairs for the High School and the regional finals at Defiance College. He also taught General Chemistry at Defiance College for 7 years in the 1970's. For most of his life he was active with the Lutheran Layman’s League, where he was currently serving as Pastoral Advisor of the Ohio District.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Sharon K. Oberhaus (nee Carr) 2 Sons, Brian (Michelle) Oberhaus of Defiance, Phillip (Kathy) Oberhaus of Elyria; 2 daughters, Angela (Tom) Chester of Kentwood, OH, Susan (Mike) Jackemeyer of Buchanan, MI, five grandchildren; Mother, Lorena M. Oberhaus of Holgate, 4 brothers, Harold of Bowling Green, Luther of Louisville, KY, Jim of Columbus Grove, OH, Jerry Oberhaus of Holgate, OH.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Raymond G. Oberhaus.

Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9, Monday, March 10, at David Bogner Family Funeral Home 36625 Center Ridge Road North Ridgeville and Tuesday from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM at Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church, North Ridgeville.

Friends may also call Wednesday from 4- 8 PM at Zachrich Funeral Home in Holgate and Thursday from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM at St. John Lutheran Church in Holgate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Holgate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Layman's League 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive St. Louis, Missouri 63141-8557 or Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church 34555 Center Ridge Road North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039.

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