George Smith Ober, 89, Korea vet, Fuller Co. retiree, famous for his homemade horseradish

By on December 6, 2017

George Smith Ober, 89, of Manheim, died peacefully at home on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late George M. and Mary (Smith) Ober. He was the husband of the late Bettie L. (Fair) Ober, who died in 2010.

George was a 1946 graduate of Milton Hershey Industrial School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a combat engineer from 1951 to 1953. He was an assembler at the former Fuller Company of Manheim for 36 years before retiring in 1992.

He was a member of the Blain Sportsmen’s Club, and a lifetime member of the Germania Band Club, and VFW Post #5956 both of Manheim, Elstonville Sportsmen’s Association, and the Dela-Ches Fishing Association. George was an avid New York Yankees fan. His other interests included fishing, the family cabin, yardwork, NASCAR, Manheim Central Barons football, and the Minnesota Vikings. He was best known for his homemade horseradish.

George enjoyed spending time with his family and Maggie-Mae, his best buddy.

Surviving are two sons: Glenn “Ed” Ober, Manheim; George “Randy” husband of Cynthia Fink Ober, Lancaster; two daughters: Terry L., wife of John C. Rohrer, Manheim; Tracy K. Armentrout, Lititz; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters: Jane Herr and Sarah Miller; brothers: Jacob and Wayne Ober, and Bobby Fulkrod.

Preceding him in death is a brother: Phares Ober; twins siblings: Ruth and John; and sisters: Catherine Weidman, Anna Mary Shelly, Leah Ebersole, Helen Oberholtzer, Betty Lentz, and Blanche Minshell.

Services with military honors were held Dec. 3 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim

In lieu of flowers contributions in George’s memory may be sent to Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard, Inc. P.O. Box 8601, Lancaster PA 17604-8601.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was in charge of the arrangements.\

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