Obituary of Marie Olberg

Marie Maxine Olberg went home to the Lord on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at PeaceHealth St. Joseph hospital in Bellingham, WA. She was born on November 8, 1921 to John and Kathryn Hergert in Greybull, WY. She grew up with 13 siblings - a house of 7 boys and 7 girls, 5 of which are still living: Kay Johnson, Jake Hergert, Billy Hergert, Phil (Cleta) Hergert and Hank (Bonnie) Hergert.

Chuck and Marie were married November 20, 1941 in Bellingham, WA. She is preceded in death by her husband Chuck; son Charles Allen and grandson Chuckie. Surviving are their children Darrell (Carolyn) Olberg, Darlene (Gene) Keller; grandchildren Pat Olberg, Pam Gilbert, Paul Olberg, Sam (Le-Ann) Olberg, Amy (Mark) Shintaffer, Billy Olberg, Shala (Jeff) Brand; step-grandchildren Rhonda (Craig) Kurtz, Larry (Sally) Lewis, Justine (Mark) Hare, Jeremy Helm and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Marie lived at the Parkway Chateau/Solstice from 2005, after the passing of her husband, until April 2018. She had since been residing at Brookdale Fairhaven. While living at the Parkway Chateau, Marie was the “sunshine person” and sent cards to residents for special occasions and those who were sick. She always made a point to make them feel special by writing a personal verse for each one.

All her life, Marie was a very hard worker. She raised children while working as a “Rosie the Riveter” during the war, picked berries with her family, and worked in other crops in her younger days, among other jobs. She enjoyed socializing with her family and friends, gardening, cooking for loved ones, and had a passion for camping. She had an unwavering faith in the Lord and had a beautiful smile that could light up any room.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph hospital for their loving care of Marie.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, October 26, at 1:00pm, at Greenacres, 5700 Northwest Dr., Ferndale.