Joseph Dennis Obenberger, age 66, of Highwood IL passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Evanston Hospital. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the union of Joseph Albert and Theresa C. (Sotille) Obenberger. He graduated from Nicolet High School, class of 1972. Joseph received a Bachelors Degree in History and Political Science in 1976 and attended Law School graduating in 1979 all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was a ROTC Cadet and then served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps. as a Captain from 1979-1983. Joseph’s degree led him to start his own private practice J.D. Obenberger & Associates in Chicago. On May 17, 1980 he married Mary Ann Matejov at St. James Church in Mequon, WI. He was a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association and was also a member of St. James Church in Highwood, IL.
Beloved Husband of Mary Ann Obenberger of Highwood, IL. Devoted father of Joey Obenberger of Keene, NH and Max Obenberger of Romeoville, IL. Dear brother of Marilyn (late Thomas J. Jr.) Makal of Yorktown, VA. Two sister In-laws Ilsa Rich of Cleveland, OH, Erika (Terry) Roemke of Mequon, WI. Two brother in-laws Frank Matejov Jr. of Sherwood, WI and Eddie (Carol) Matejov of Cedarburg, WI. Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews.
A private memorial mass will be held.
In lieu of flowers contributions to St. James Food Pantry, C/O St. James Church, 134 North Avenue, Highwood, IL 60040 would be appreciated.