Wayne Bruce Obershaw, age 67, of Guttenberg, IA, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital after a long battle with cancer, which he bravely fought until the end. He was born on April 14, 1952 in Dubuque, IA the son of Guy and Doris (Bernhardt) Obershaw.
Bruce graduated from the Cassville, WI High School. On February 17, 1973, he was united in marriage with LuAnn Leliefeld at the United Methodist Church in Guttenberg. The couple later welcomed two children, Thomas & Shelley.
Bruce spent almost 20 years working for Flexsteel Industries in Dubuque before going into a successful career as a mechanic and small business owner of Guttenberg Auto Service Center. He and LuAnn ran the business until her passing in 2011. He continued to run the business until he retired in 2017.
Bruce loved spending his time in the woods hunting and hanging out with his “little buddy” Tucker. He was always willing and able to lend a hand to friends and neighbors in need. He was an honorary member of the Guttenberg Police Department and enjoyed his time with the Eagles Club.
Bruce will be forever loved and cherished by his two children, Thomas (Jared Gruhl) Obershaw of Denver, CO & Shelley (Jason) Hatlan of Prairie du Chien, WI; grandson Tucker Hatlan; step grandson Arthur Hatlan; siblings Marilyn Treder of Beloit, WI, Sandy (Mike) Smyth of Dubuque, IA & Richard (Elaine) Obershaw of Lakeville, MN, beloved in-laws Dennis (Nel) Leliefeld, Kathy Phelan, Kevin (Beth) Leliefeld, Terry (Mara) Leliefeld, and Larry (Rona) Leliefeld along with many other relatives and friends.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; wife LuAnn in 2011; 4 siblings, Walter Obershaw, Patricia Smith, Robert Obershaw, Ruth Blackburn, mother-in-law Bernita Leliefeld , and brothers-in-law Dennis Phelan and James Leliefeld.
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