Renate Oebel
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Obituary of Renate Oebel

Surrounded by family, Renee Oebel passed away at her daughter’s home at age 86, in Crofton, MD.  She used her beautiful voice to sing for many years in the German Arion Singing Society choir and the St Rose of Lima choir.  Known for her excellent cooking and insistence on ‘no leftovers,’ she also enjoyed travel, puzzles, knitting, and games with her family.

Renee led a full life, raising three children with her husband the late Karl Heinz Oebel.  Following her immigration through Ellis Island at age 17, she finished high school, married and later owned and operated The Burger House restaurant in Bethel, went on to become a Realtor with Century 21/Merrill Lynch, and a bank teller at Gateway/Fleet/Bank of America in Newtown and Brookfield, CT.

She led a dedicated life of service and devotion to her family and God.  She joins her husband, Karl and son, Bernhard in eternal rest and peace.  She will be dearly missed by three generations as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a beloved sister.

She is survived by her children, Christel Kormanik and her husband, Daniel, and Ingrid Phillips and her husband, Charles; her grandchildren, Elissa Gangl and her husband, Chris, Christina Doan, Carl Phillips and his wife Tori, Kelly Matthews and her husband, Tim, Monica DeBellis and her husband Gaetan, Natasha Albecker and her husband, Scott, Katrina Bonjour and her husband, Doug, and Shanna Sakellarides and her husband, Haris; her eleven, soon to be twelve, great grandchildren; and her brother, Herbert Huber; a niece and nephew. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Rose of Lima, 46 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, CT, at 10 AM on Saturday, April 17th, followed by burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown.  Flowers may be sent to Cornell Funeral Home at 247 White St., Danbury CT 06810 (arriving April 16), or donations can be sent to St Rose of Lima Catholic church.

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