Steven George Oberste
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Oberste, Steven George A beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, father and grandfather, he joined his heavenly Father at 3 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2006, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was 57, a native of Little Rock, Ark., and a longtime former resident of Baton Rouge, having recently moved to Denham Springs. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a BellSouth facility technician with 30 years of service and was looking forward to retiring in August. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Thursday, April 20, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation resumes in the funeral home chapel on Friday from 8 a.m. until funeral service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Ted Long. Burial in Evergreen Memorial Park, Denham Springs. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kathy Patin Oberste; son, Aaron Oberste and wife Aryn Breeden Oberste; daughter, Amber Oberste Shadow and husband Alan Shadow; son, Andrew Oberste; his granddaughter, Brooke Lynn Oberste, who was the greatest joy of his life; parents, George and Alleen Oberste; two brothers, David Oberste and wife Barbara, and Paul Oberste and wife Jane; four sisters, Susan Oberste Ross, Linda Oberste Withrow and husband With Withrow, Carol Oberste and Lisa Oberste Finne and husband Tim Finne; brother-in-law, Cecil Patin and wife Beth Retzer Patin; sisters-in-law, Sandy Patin Gilbert and husband Ronnie Gilbert, and Miriam Patin Sanchez and husband Ronnie Sanchez; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be David Oberste, Paul Oberste, Cecil Patin, Ronnie Gilbert, Ronnie Sanchez and With Withrow. Steve loved life and some of his greatest pleasures were relaxing in his backyard in the quiet and peaceful oasis he had created, gardening, fishing, sports, music and his guitar. Steve never met a stranger and will be missed by all who knew him.

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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2006.
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November 14, 2017
I dont remember much about uncle Steve but I do remember him always making me smile. Especially when he would let me try and play his harmonica.
Catherine Finne
Family
November 13, 2017
Steve, Kathy, Aaron, Aryn, Amber, Alan, Brooke
Andrew Oberste
Son
November 13, 2017
Steve, sister Lisa, niece Madeline.
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve, Wilma, Susan Ross
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve and Kathy in delivery room (Andrew)
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve and Grandma Oberste
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve and sister Carol (album cover worthy)
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Classic Steve and guitar pose
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve and Wila (big mema)
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steven George and Andrew Steven (2nd son and namesake)
Andrew Oberste
Son
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George, Steve, Kathy and Carol
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve, Kathy, Aaron, Amber, Andrew (whole family)
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve, Andrew, and Aaron (sons)
Andrew Oberste
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Steve and Katht
Andrew Oberste
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Classic Steve sunglasses pose
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve and water bottle
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve in vest
Andrew Oberste
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Steve in thought
Andrew Oberste
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Steve and Miriam Sanchez
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve and a fishing rod
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve and father-in-law Cecil Patin
Andrew Oberste
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Steve and Honda (his last motorcycle)
Andrew Oberste
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Steven and Brooke
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Steve and budweiser
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Steve and lizard (?)
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve and Grandaughter Brooke
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Steve and Kathy
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Steve and Kathy
Andrew Oberste
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Steve and Brother Paul
Andrew Oberste
Son
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Steve, Kathy, Pampaw
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Steve and kathy
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Steve and family
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Steve on New Years' Eve Circa 2000sh
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Andrew Oberste
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November 13, 2017
My dad was not on facebook and passed away in 2006 before it got big. I think this is a great place to post any photos we have of him. I pulled what I could from my facebook account and will post a thought about my wonderful father at another time. I still think of him often, and I wouldn't be the man I am today without his amazing influence. He will always be my Hero
Andrew Oberste
Son
March 29, 2017
Steve was a grade ahead of me in grade and high school. After we both returned from the Air Force we reconnected through a mutual friend Danny (Fig) Elliott. We ran around in the same circles in the early 1970s until Steve moved to Louisiana. We had some good times. I will always remember when you broken jaw was wired because some red necks didn't like your long hair. I didn't know of your passing until Danny told me when I was visiting him at his home in Gilbert Arkansas on the Buffalo river. Now Danny in gone (July 28 2016). When you get older you tend to look back at the good times and wonder what happened to your friends from back then. That lead me here. You were a good man and it was an honor to know you. See you in the next life.
John Sutton
Friend
May 1, 2006
My Dear Freind,
It has taken me a long time to sit down and write a note to all the ones you left behind. To tell them all that you were indeed one of a kind. The world is a sadder place without your wonderful spirit, smile, and comforting voice and advice. It has been difficult to accept that you will no longer be around to brighten up this world. Your friends will be at a lost to replace your influnce in their lives. You left this world ahead of your time, which is what I guess lots of others have thought also. I don't know how to say good bye to some one that was a good part of my life, especially my working life. I will never be the same. All of those who have known you will not be the same again. We will remember all the good times you provided for your friends and family. And for certain you will not be forgotten. I bid you a final farewell, one that I had hoped I would never had to do.. Take care, and watch over all of us you left behind......
Curtis 'Butch" Causey
April 20, 2006
Like Deedee, when we were young, I was one of the cousins who was always completely in awe of Steve. He was so "with it" and sophisticated.

I was one of the "little kids" running wild, acting just like the kid I was, but when Steve came arouind, I tried to act as grown up as I could, because, you see, I had a large crush on him (we all did) and I wanted him to like me and let me hang around wih him. I'm sure he knew it but never let on and treated me like the mature person I longed to be.

Thank you for that, Steve.

All of us young girl cousins were terribly jealous of you, Kathy, when he brought you home the first time. We all felt like he was ours and we didn't want to share him.

I am so sad that I can't be there tomorrow, but I WILL be there in my heart. With Steve's death, we've all lost a valuable piece of our childhood.

I don't want to say goodbye, so I'll say - so long dear cousin, I'll see you again some day in heaven.
Marleen (Oberste) New
April 20, 2006
My Sweet, Dear, Uncle Steve-

I have such fond memories of you when I was a little girl. It was so enchanting to have an uncle who wore a long ponytail & sang songs with his guitar! What I remember most though, when I close my eyes and think of you, is the crystal blue of your eyes, and your easy-going yet captivating voice. I am certain that anyone near you must have found it hard not to listen when you spoke.
I treasure every visit I had with you, and your wonderful wife and children.

With much love,
Jenny
Jennifer Charlebois
April 20, 2006
Dear Obie,
You always had a great smile and lifted everyone else's spirits. When you clapped and cheered for a good blues band, you were like ten people clapping & cheering.
You were a good friend and working partner to my husband, Donald, for many years. I'm glad I got to know you through him.
We will always think of you with love and smiles.

Condolences to Kathy, Aaron, Amber and Andrew and all of you who will miss him so much.

Love Dana and Donald Berthelot
Dana Berthelot
April 20, 2006
When I was a little girl, Steve was on of the Big Guys- those cousins who were teens that we admired, were awed by, and wanted to notice us. Steve was unfailingly kind, gentle, and friendly to us.

After his tour of Vietnam, I was still too young to understand the part that Steve played, along with countless others, in the history of our country. Steve took off in his van, across the country, moved to Louisiana, and I did not much know him after that.

I realize that this quiet, gentle loving soul that I remember from Family Reunions at Mamma's and Pampa's was a man of great life experience who came through hellfire and emerged loving both God and his fellow human beings. What a testament to faith that is!

There is an African saying that when an elder dies, it is as if a library has burned, so much is lost. Steve may not technically qualify as an elder, but I think the saying applies.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

-Deede
Deede Bergeron
April 20, 2006
My uncle Steve is still the most friendliest person I know. He never knew a stranger and always had a smile that could brighten any room. He will be missed but will live on forever in our hearts.
Ginger Poole
April 19, 2006
Steve was the best brother anyone could ever have. Steve would always cheer me up when I was down. He had a contagious smile that lit up the room. I don't think there is anyone that couldn't wait to get to heaven as much as Steve did. He envisioned the moment often. I imagine Jesus is tickled with all the questions Steve has for Him! I am going to miss my brother very much. But whenever I see a Harley-Davidson, I will be reminded of Steve and smile knowing he is up in heaven riding that Hawg he always wanted.
Carol Oberste
April 19, 2006
I'll miss seing Obie when I visit Dad at the office. He was a great guy and a credit to that West Lee crew. All of us Rabb's will miss him dearly.
Robin Rabb
April 19, 2006
KATHY & FAMILY - I WORKED WITH STEVE FOR MANY YEARS. HE WAS LOVED BY ALL HIS CO-WORKERS AND WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH. MAY HE SEND US MANY HUMMING BIRDS FOR I ALWAYS SAID THEY ARE GODS SMALLEST ANGELS. NOW WE HAVE ANOTHER ANGEL WATCHING OVER US.
MARY PIPER
April 19, 2006
I didn't know Mr. Oberste very well but what I knew was he was a happy man. Thank you for the smiles!
Dawna Geeo
April 19, 2006
My dear friend, Steve, how much I shall miss you. My love, my thoughts and my prayers go out to my oldest & dearest friend since gradeschool, Kathy. The fondest memories I have of you and I and Steve when our children were little. I know Steve has a place with our Lord now. He shall be missed greatly. I love you, Steve, and thanks for always being there thru the years. I shall never forget you. I love you, my dear friend, Kathy, and am here if you need me.
Kemmon Villneuve Braud
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