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Dr. William "Bill" J. Oborny

October 30, 1934 — February 22, 2019

Dr. William "Bill" Oborny, 84, of Marysville, Kan., died February 22, 2019 at his home. Visitation was Thursday, February 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. A rosary service was held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Marysville. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 1, at St. Gregory's Catholic Church.  Father Paul Oborny and Father Nathan Haverland officiated.  Rosemary Forst play the organ while the church choir sang “Here I Am, Lord”, “Panis Angelicus”, “Shepherd Me, O God”, “Song of Farewell” and “How Great Thou Art”. The pallbearers were John Oborny, Kolten Oborny, Joe Jones, Dan Oborny, Phil Landoll and Tracy Edwards. Burial was in St. Gregory's Catholic Cemetery. Bill was born October 30, 1934 at Durham, Kan., to John and Elsie (Huna) Oborny, Sr.  In 1952, he graduated from Tampa Rural High School in Tampa, Kan.  In 1956, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Kansas and was a member of the ROTC. He was a U.S. Army Commissioned Officer 2nd Lt., from 1956 thru 1958.  In 1963, he was united in marriage to Marlise Bochantin at Lawton, Okla. In 1965, he earned his Specialist in Education and in 1966 Master’s in Education from Emporia State University and Doctorate in Education from Oklahoma State University. Bill was a superintendent of the USD 364 School District.  He was very active in the Marysville community, serving as chairman of the Community Drug Education Committee, 1971-1973, belonged to Marysville Community Pride and Disaster Preparedness Committees, 1977-1980, President of Marysville Public Library Board, served as President of Marysville Rotary Club, was organizational lead for the “Toys for Tots” program, 1985-2006.  He was also president of the Marshall County Development Corp., served on the Community Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Pawnee Mental Health Consortium, Marysville Pony Express Home Station Museum Board of Directors, and was a Kiwanis Outstanding Citizenship Award Winner and Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow Award Winner. As a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, he was very active in the church.  He served as Lector, Communion Minister and sang with the choir.  Bill was on the building committee doing feasibility and design studies.  From Father Jim Shaughnessy, “He is always ready and willing to help where necessary and is a role model for Faith and Practice”. Bill loved fixing things and cooking.  His specialties included meat loaf, cucumber salad, BLT’s, and steaks on the grill.  Ice cream after every meal was a must. He enjoyed spending time with his family, children and grandchildren.  He liked feeding birds and squirrels and working with potted plants and flowers. He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Marlise; and brother, George Oborny. Survivors include children, John Oborny and Bettina Oborny; three grandchildren, Kiersten Tackett, Kennedy Oborny and Kolten Oborny; and a great-grandchild, Kaden Gibson. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later.  Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dr. William "Bill" J. Oborny, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

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St. Gregory's Catholic Church

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Friday, March 1, 2019

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