Martha Frieda Sophia Kellner Obermueller


(Aug. 26, 2008)

Martha Frieda Sophia Kellner Obermueller, 88, of Sheridan, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.

She was born in Wilcox, Nebr., on Sept. 8, 1919 to Henry and Julia Kellner. She married Reinold Obermueller in Lincoln, Kans., on April 25, 1943. Martha worked with her husband for many years in their country grocery store in Kansas. They moved to Greeley, Colo., in 1970, then in 1974 moved to Sheridan, and in 1975 opened Yellowstone Modular Homes.

She worked at JC Penney, Wal-Mart, and with her son, Brian, at Sheridan Homes. She loved watching NASCAR, Jeff Gordon #24 was her favorite driver. She enjoyed crocheting, dancing, fishing, playing cards, especially pinochle, and she bowled until she was 82 years old.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents; her youngest daughter, Jackie, in 2005; her grandson, Corey, in 1991; her husband, Reinold, in 1982; and five brothers and six sisters.

She is survived by her children, Darla Lotz of Sheridan, Peggy Landis of Lancaster, Pa., Candy Morris of Centralia, Wash., and Brian (Renee) Obermueller of Sheridan; her son-in-law, Ron Harmon, of Sheridan; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheridan on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be made in Martha’s name to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1300 West 5th, Sheridan, WY 82801.

Kane Funeral Home is handling arrangements.