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John Robert Obholz

May 1, 1951 — April 26, 2024

John Robert Obholz

John Robert Obholz, age 72, died on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover, Kansas. 

 

He was born on May 1, 1951, the son of John and Geraldine (Price) Obholz in Pulaski, Tennessee. 
 
John was a dedicated meat cutter who served at Obholz Meats, Ideal, Boogarts, and Dillons for 28 years. His commitment to his craft and his loyalty to the various establishments he worked for were truly commendable.
 
However, beyond his professional life, John's proudest accomplishments centered around his family. On July 22, 1989, he entered a loving marriage with Dona Stegman in Dodge City, Kansas. Together they built a life filled with love and shared memories.
 
One of John's greatest joys in life was being a father to his three beloved sons: Jason, Brian, and Johnny, and papa to his grandchildren. He took great pride in watching them grow and guiding them through life's many challenges. May he rest in peace knowing that he touched the lives of many with his kindness and unwavering spirit. He loved watching his grandchildren, and their sports and other activities. John loved all his family and was the life of the party, and always knew how to make someone laugh. He loved his Chiefs, casinos, and EBAY. John also loved fishing even though he didn’t always catch any fish.

 

John is survived by his loving wife, Dona Obholz,

Three sons, Jason Obholz, and his wife Margaret of Garden City, Kansas,

Brian Obholz, and his wife Yahaira of Garden City, Kansas, and 

Johnny Obholz, and his wife Rene of Yukon, Oklahoma

His Brother, Bruce Obholz of Wichita, Kansas, and

Sister, Janice Caldwell and her husband, Bernie of Garden City, Kansas

numerous nieces and nephews

 

Twelve grandchildren, Andrew Perez of Wichita, Kansas,

Lola Perez of Garden City,

Zach Bronson of Midland, Michigan,

Leslie Obholz of Jacksonville, Florida,

Dylan Fisher of Liberal, Kansas,

Devon Obholz of Crockett, Texas,

Dacee Obholz of Garden City, Kansas,

Dason Obholz of Garden City, Kansas,

Brennan Obholz of Garden City,

Jaide Hightower of Yukon, Oklahoma,

Baylor Hightower of Yukon, Oklahoma,

Jensyn Obholz of Yukon, Oklahoma

 

Five great grandchildren, Penelope Perez,

Natalie Bronson,

Ezra Bronson, 

Tavious Obholz, and

Xadi Obholz.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Geraldine Obholz, 

Three brothers, Larry Obholz Sr.,

Jamey Obholz, and

Infant brother, Jack Obholz,

Sister, Kathy Allen.

 

Visitation will be 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday, May 2, 2024, at the Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas. The family will be present to greet friends from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

 

Rosary to follow at 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 2, 2024, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1510 N. Calhoun, Liberal, Kansas.

 

The funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM, Friday, May 3, 2024, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Reverend Charles Seiwert will be celebrating.

 

Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, in Offerle, Kansas at 3pm. Reverend Benjamin Green will be offering internment prayers.

 

The family suggests Memorial Donations go to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church or the American Heart Association, in care of Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hornungfuneralhome.com Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, May 2, 2024

9:00am - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Hornung Family Funeral Home

1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901

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Rosary

Thursday, May 2, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

1510 N Calhoun Ave, Liberal, KS 67901-2199

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Mass

Friday, May 3, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

1510 N Calhoun Ave, Liberal, KS 67901-2199

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Burial

Friday, May 3, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

St. Joseph Cemetery

Ford County, Offerle, KS

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