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John ‘Jack’ Oberhill

John ‘Jack’ Oberhill of Plainwell passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 in Portage. Jack was born September 20, 1941 in Lake Charles, LA to Harold and Elizabeth (Joslin) Oberhill. He graduated from NYU with a double major in Mathematics and Economics and had retired from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Printing Co. in Chicago. Jack was an avid golfer, enjoyed sailing and had raised Andalusian horses.

In 2010 in Plainwell he married Janelle Turner who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Erik (Cindy) Oberhill of Bowling Green, KY, Karl (Margaret) Oberhill of Cincinnati, OH and Mike (Katherine) Oberhill of St. Charles, MO; 6 grandchildren, Andrew (Brandi), Stephen, Sydney, Samantha, Sasha and Joanna; his siblings, David Oberhill and Mary Beth “Mernie” Williams.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Larry Oberhill.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place and a Memorial Gathering will be held at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Jack may be made to

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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Darl and Joyce Gilliland

August 18, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Dear Janelle,

We are so sorry for your loss. May you feel the prayers being said for you giving you strength and comfort through the coming days. God bless you.


Kathi Fuss

August 19, 2018 at 1:50 pm

So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing, Janelle! You are in my thoughts and prayers in this hardest of times!


Conni Pierce

August 19, 2018 at 5:48 pm

I’m so sorry Janelle, Jack was a great man I enjoyed meeting both of you and working with Jack on my visits God really did get a good guy Jack will be missed R.I.P my friend huggs Janelle


Bob Miles

August 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss Janelle.



August 19, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Dear Janelle

So Sorry for your loss

my Prayers go out to you

You got a sweet angel watching over you for sure .


Jeni Keeler Mirkes

August 19, 2018 at 9:25 pm

So sorry for your loss! you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks!


Patricia Wilcox

August 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm


I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jack. It is never easy, but he is now free of pain and dementia. Thinking of you and sending our thoughts and prayers.

Pat and AJ


Gary and Barb Rhoades

August 20, 2018 at 8:14 am

Janelle, so sorry for your loss. Barb and I send our thoughts and prayers.


Sherry Schumaker

August 20, 2018 at 11:10 am

Janelle, and family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and brother. I know there will be a hole in your lives and hearts that will be hard to fill. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers/


Nancy and Larry Wilson

August 20, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Janelle, words cannot express our sadness over losing Jack. Loved this guy and will miss him terribly. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!!!


Michael Nugent

August 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Jack was division director at RRD twice while I worked there! I guess being a a Louisiana born boy, we had a shared bond! I sat with him at several dinners and enjoyed him as a friend outside our professional relationship. We competed in church league basketball against each other! He was a good man that I admired and respected. Will be missed and I am sending prayers to his family!


Patti Hewitt. (Jim’s wife).

August 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm

Hi Janelle,

My heart goes out to you. So sorry to read of the loss of your much loved Jack. Widowhood is not what we wanted, but how things unfold. You have endured much stress, so take time to slow down and be good to yourself. Be careful with decisions you have to make, unless pressing matters dictate otherwise. Take your time. Grief is a rocky road, do only what you are comfortable with.


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