Chester “Gene” Oberleas, 91, of Bremen, Ind. , went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2019 at Signature Health Care in Bremen.

He was born April 26, 1928 in Sheridan, the son of Chester and Lora (Cline) Oberleas.

On May 2, 1951, he married the love of his life, Evelyn Rowe, who preceded him in 2004.

Mr. Oberleas moved to the Bremen area in 1957 after serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked for and retired from A.M. General. He enjoyed farming. He was a faithful member and past president of the Bremen Kiwanis, Gideon’s of Nappanee and the Bremen Church of the Brethren. Mr. Oberleas served his friends, his family and the Lord all the days of his life.

Survivors include four daughters; Jacquelyn (Clifford) Young of Tippecanoe, Ind., Deborah Rudd of Reston, Va., Sonya Oberleas of Sterling, Va. and Teresa (Troy) Siqueiros of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren, Ernie (Tammy) DeWitt Jr., Michelle Rudd, Devyn Siqueiros and Brooke Siqueiros; two great-grandchildren, Michael DeWitt, Amanda (Kyle Cotter) Dewitt; two great-great-grandchildren, Baylee Cotter and Lincoln Cotter; a sister, Pearl Purvis; a brother John Oberleas; and brother-in-law Glen Heiny.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Evelyn (Rowe) Oberleas; great-grandson, Matthew DeWitt; and five brothers and sisters; Richard Oberleas, Josephine Cox, Susanna Sears, Helen Heiny and Don Oberleas.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 in Bremen Church of the Brethren, 921 Woodies Lane, Bremen. Pastor Evan Garber will be officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in Mishler Funeral Home, Burial will be at the Bremen Cemetery with full military honors.

The family would prefer memorial donations be made to the Bremen Church of the Brethren Missions, Gideon’s, Bremen Kiwanis, Community Hospital of Bremen or in the form of a nonperishable food items brought to the funeral home for delivery to a food pantry. Online condolences may be sent to the Oberleas family at