Farming Rural 13

Frank Oakberg

May 8, 1946 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 75)

Obituary

Celebration of Life for Bonnie and Frank Oakberg

The family of Bonnie and Frank Oakberg welcomes you to a celebration of Bonnie’s and Frank’s lives on Saturday, July 24 from 2-3 pm at Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home.  A service will follow.

Bonnie passed away on April 25, 2020 and Frank on July 9, 2021.  Because of the pandemic, the family was unable to have a celebration for Bonnie.  They were married for over 52 years and were such a deeply devoted couple that it is more than fitting to celebrate their lives at the same time, together.

Bonnie and Frank were long-time residents of Hamblen County since 1968.  After living in Morristown for a short while, they rented and then bought a farm on Valley Home Road.  Bonnie taught school in Morristown for more than 30 years and together they ran the family farm. Very soon they became fixtures and mainstays of their community.  No matter the time of day or night, they were always ready and willing to help their friends and neighbors, and were very much loved and respected.

Bonnie is survived by niece Lori Elmore of Nevada and many cousins, including Lila Coley of Texas, Sue Gage of Arkansas and Linda Gloyeske of Indiana.  Frank is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Oakberg of Oak Ridge; brother John Oakberg (Linda) of Sevierville; sister Marie Oakberg (Phil Dowd) of Delaware; sister Natassa Sideris of Greece, along with nieces and cousins.

On behalf of Bonnie and Frank, the family extends its deepest heartfelt gratitude to very special close family friends Jim Hardy (Sandy) and family of White Pine; Philip Smith (Angela) and family of Morristown, and Linda Lamar of Morristown.

There will be a private ceremony at a later date for the scattering of their ashes.

Instead of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of Panther Creek, 2010 Panther Creek Road, Morristown, TN 37814; ALPS Adult Day Services, 6000 N. Daisy Street, Morristown, TN 37814; or Friends of the Smokies, 3099 Winfield Dunn Pkwy Ste. 2, Kodak, TN 37764.

Arrangements by Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home.

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Services

Receiving of Friends
Saturday
July 24, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home
146 East Main Street
Morristown, TN 37814

Celebration of Life Service
Saturday
July 24, 2021

3:00 PM
Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home
146 East Main Street
Morristown, TN 37814

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