---- — MIDDLEBURY — (Larry) Gene Ober, 69, passed away Monday.
He was born Feb. 13, 1944 in Garret, to Andrew Forest and May Caroline (Warstler) Ober. They are both deceased.
He is survived by his son, Mitch (wife, Asna), an engineer, who lives in Northville, Mich.; daughter, Megan, a nurse, who lives in Sacramento, Calif.; brothers, David Ober, who lives in Indianapolis and Kent (wife, Sue) Ober, who lives in Fort Wayne.
Gene was a very good athlete. He played football and baseball in high school. He was good enough in baseball that major league scouts came to watch him play. He was named the outstanding football lineman at Goshen High School in his senior year. After high school, he played fast pitch softball for many years, mostly with Keene Machine of Middlebury, once winning the state batting title. He also was a good bowler for many years. He was an excellent mason all of his life. He worked on several different types of projects throughout northern Indiana, including his own home. He worked for (Max) Reynolds Masonry for many years until Max passed away. He was very active in the Middlebury American Legion Post 210. Some of his favorite events were participating in the parades and maintaining the veteran’s flags within Grace Lawn Cemetery.
There will be a time of visitation from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Saturday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1103 S. Main St., Middlebury.
Services will be conducted by members of American Legion Post 210 of Middlebury.
Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Elkhart County Treasurer for the War Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be shared with the family at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.