Mary Lou Oberhauser

Jul 31, 2017
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10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1021 Poplar Street in La Porte City


4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the church where a vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. as well as an hour prior to the services on Thursday


West View Cemetery


Catholic Charities, 1229 Mt. Loretta Ave., Dubuque, IA 52003


Mary Lou Oberhauser, age 80, of La Porte City, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. 

She was born May 8, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Bernard and Anna (Fabina) Erb. 

Mary Lou was a graduate of Allegheny (PA) High School. She was united in marriage to Bernard Oberhauser on November 10, 1956 at Most Holy Name Church in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Mary Lou and Bernard were dairy farmers for many years near La Porte City. She also worked for UNI Concessions for 15 years.

Mary Lou was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Catherine’s Circle. She loved to go on long walks with Bernard and was fond of a good joke.  

Survivors include her husband, Bernard of La Porte City; a daughter, Linda (Dennis) Weidemann of La Porte City; two sons, Steven Oberhauser of Eagan, MN and Ted (Robyn) Oberhauser of La Porte City and two grandchildren, Illian and Arden Oberhauser. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Theodore and Bernard Erb.

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  1. Julie | Aug 03, 2017

    <p>Mary Lou always had such a pretty smile when ever I seen her. She truly was a beautiful lady. I loved seeing her and Bernie on walks together holding hands.You could see the love they had for each other.I will miss visiting with her and I feel pretty blessed to have gotten to know her thru the years. Bernie,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family


  2. Dolores | Aug 01, 2017

    Mary Lou was one of the  most beautiful person I have ever met, both inside and out.  She always made people around her happy.  Her jokes always have stayed with me even the ones that didn't always get.  We still laughed together.  Her laugh and smile were contagious.  It is a big loss for all of those who did not get to experience her presence.  As for the others, we will always miss her, but thank the good Lord for allowing us to have her friendship and motherly love.  She was a great woman and I was the lucky one for the time I shared with her. 

  3. Florence Grote | Jul 31, 2017

    I loved this woman with all my heart!! Her jokes... her laugh... I will miss her dearly! Love ya Bernie!!! My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you whole family

  4. James A. Wahner | Jul 31, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. Her journey is over, and now has gone HOME  To be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  You have our deepest sympathy. Love Jim and Marcia 

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