Clyde Frank Oberg
Passed away peacefully on September 15 in his home at the age of 94, held in the arms of his wife of 69 years.
Clyde was born to Carl Oberg and Hazel (Huff) Oberg on October 11, 1924 in Sutherland, Utah. He grew up in southwestern Wyoming and graduated from Baggs High School in 1940.
Following high school, Clyde trained as an aircraft mechanic in Logan, Utah before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was en-route to Japan as a paratrooper when World War II abruptly ended in August 1945. While stationed in Korea he re-enlisted in the Air Force and was sent to Alaska. He fell in love with the Matanuska Valley and vowed to make his home there. Two years later he married his sweetheart, June Duncan, on June 25, 1940. He brought her to Alaska on their honeymoon and, as Clyde liked to say, they “never quit honeymooning.” Clyde and June ran the Fishhook Dairy on a 160-acre property at mile 3 Fishhook Road, where they raised their six children. In 1973, after selling the dairy herd, Clyde worked for the Mat-Su School District and he and June owned and operated several businesses. In 1986 they were called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They served eighteen months in Nigeria and several years later another eighteen months in Grenada. Clyde was a proud member of the Palmer Lions Club for 49 years. He logged many hours of community service including work on the Mile Post monument, which stands at the Palmer Visitors Center. Clyde could usually be found in his shop, where he built everything from a steam-powered tractor to a motorhome to a paddle boat. He was known for his work ethic, his selfless service and his devotion to his faith.
Clyde was preceded in death by his son, David Oberg and two of his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa June Oberg, his brother Dee Oberg, daughter-in-law Kathy Oberg, and daughters Linda (Bill) Hammond, Carol (Chuck) Kenley, Bonnie (Chris) Victors, Clyda (Briant) Teichert, and Lila (Barry) Willardson, as well as his foster son Henry (Janet) Henson, 30 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
His funeral service will be held Friday, September 20 at 3:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 560 W Bogard Rd in Palmer, Alaska. All are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Palmer Lions Club.