Roger “Rocky” R. Obermiller, 67 years old of Loup City went to his eternal home on January 29, 2020 at Kearney Regional Medical Center following a 20-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Funeral Services will be on February 3, 2020 at 10:30 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loup City with Pastor Jason Krause and Pastor Dean Hanson. Visitation will be February 2, 2020 from 2 pm to 4pm, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loup City. Burial will be at a later date following cremation. Memorials are suggested to the Loup City Fire and Rescue or Rose Lane Home, or the Obermiller family.
Roger “Rocky” Ritz Obermiller was born on January 9, 1953 to Fritz and Nora (Ritz) Obermiller in Loup City. Roger attended school at Loup City Public Schools, where he graduated in 1971. He was proud member of the 1970 and 1971 Loup City Red Raider State Basketball Teams, making it to the semi-finals in 1970. After graduating high school, Roger farmed and ranched with his dad, Fritz, on the family farm north of Loup City. Roger later when into a partnership with his brother Doug, Roger owned and operated Double O Ranch until Roger’s MS no longer allowed him to follow his passion of farming and ranching. Roger loved riding his horses, being out in the pastures with his cattle, participating in team penning’s, helping the boys with their 4-H animals at the Sherman County Fair. Roger’s love for sports continued on to his two boys, teaching them how to throw and baseball or a football in the front yard or the best way to shoot a jump shot in the driveway. Roger also served on the Moon Creek School District 14 for more than 10 years.
On September 10, 1978, Roger married Linett Zimmerman at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loup City. Roger’s love for sports was passed on to both of his sons, Jason and Clinton, both of whom he was very proud of. Furthermore, Roger was very proud of all four of his grandchildren, Riley, Tayler, Ty and Reece. When Roger’s health allowed, you could often find him at the baseball and softball fields cheering on his favorite players or an occasional trip to the school to catch a volleyball or basketball game or even an occasional wrestling meet.
Although Roger’s disease no longer allowed him to farm and ranch; he took a lot of pride in actively participating as his body would allow. You could often find him driving his big gold van out to the farm to check the corn and the cattle, helping with cattle drives to and from pasture, giving rides to the grandkids in the van, or playing fetch with his beloved dog, Trouble in the front yard at the farm. Roger didn’t let his MS keep him down as he still enjoyed his coffee shop talk out at Whoa n Go with the afternoon crowd.
Roger is survived by his sons, Jason (Kristy) and their daughter Riley Obermiller of Ravenna, Clinton (Andrea) and their three children Tayler, Ty & Reece Obermiller of Loup City; Sisters Dee (Larry) Cox of Kansas City, MO, Nancy (Jerry) Cox of Fort Collins, CO; Brother, Doug (Chris) Obermiller and sister-in-law, Deb Obermiller all of Loup City, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and close friends. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and brother, Dennis Obermiller.
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