Chesterton Tribune

Graveside service set for Joseph Obrecht

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Joseph Obrecht, age 86 of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 in Valparaiso. He was born February 17, 1925 in Tallman, Mich., to Paul and Ethel (Place) Obrecht, who preceded him in death.

Joseph is survived by his sons, Rodney Obrecht of Colorado, John (Darlene) Obrecht of Shepherd, Mich., and Timothy Obrecht of Chesterton. Also surviving are his brother, Daniel Obrecht of Clare, Mich., and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son Russell and brothers Robert Obrecht and Albert James Obrecht.

Joseph was an area resident since 1955. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during World War II on the USS Selfridge.

Joseph was an owner and operator of Obrecht Bros. Truck Stop and was a member of the Chesterton American Legion and the YMCA. He enjoyed playing poker with his friends and was a staunch Republican.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 30, at 11:00 a.m. at Chesterton Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 6/28/2011