Edwin G. Oberhaus, 91, of Napoleon, passed away Aug. 15, 2012 at Northcrest Nursing Home, Napoleon.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1921, in Freedom Township to George H. and Elizabeth (Buchenberg) Oberhaus.
He married Alyce Huber on Oct. 1, 1950.
Ed was president and, along with his wife, owner of Napoleon Spring Works from 1963 until Sept. 1, 1987, when he sold to Napoleon/ Lynx, a Montreal Canada Corporation, where he was a former president.
Ed, additionally, was an incorporator, treasurer and 25% former owner of Arrow- Tru-Line, president and owner of Oberhaus Enterprises, Inc., with his wife Alyce serving as vice president.
Along with his wife and children, Lisa and Lori, he was also the former owner of Oberhaus Cars and Collectables that included a collection of many dolls, buggies, tools, compacts, evening bags, hair receivers, farm tools, and much more.
Ed owned 46 Cadillacs, seven Pierce Arrows, two Model Ts, Frankling, Marmon, Rolls Royce and Jaguar among many others.
He was an avid member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Napoleon.
He was a member of many organizations, including The American Legion Post 300, Life Member, Napoleon Mason (Master) 32nd Degree, Henry County Scottish Rite Association, Napoleon Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary, The Veteran Motor Car Club of America, Defiance Chapter VMCC of America, Cadillac- Lasalle Club, Classic Car Club of America, Napoleon V.F.W. 8218, Life Member, Zenobia Temple Shrine in Toledo, former Board member of Peoples State Bank, The Lutheran Home and Tiffin Valley National Bank as well as a former trustee and president of Northwest State Community College.
Ed was an honorary life member of the Door and Operator Dealers Association.
He was a graduate of Lasalle University, Chicago.
Surviving are his loving wife, Alyce; daughters, Lisa Wulff, Lori (Jeff) Sharpe; grandchildren, Heather (Daryl) O’berg, Amber (Nate) Lucas, Nicole (Nic) Shank, Benjamin (Theresa) Wulff, Charles Edwin (Kelly) Piercefield, Desiree Piercefield; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by son, Niles; brothers, Elden and Walter Oberhaus; and sister, Alta Warncke.
Funeral services were held at the Emanuel Lutheran Church on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, beginning at 1 pm. Burial followed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Napoleon Township Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Emanuel Lutheran Church, the Golden Living Center at Northcrest, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
WalkerMortuary,333W.Main St., Napoleon was entrusted with the arrangements.