Paul Obermiller

 Paul J. Obermiller

April 5, 1944 - April 10, 2019


Paul J. Obermiller, 75, of Wooster, formerly of Creston, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 

Paul was born April 5, 1944 in Lodi to the late Clarence and Mary (Pallotta) Obermiller and was a 1962 graduate of Norwayne High School.   He served in the Air National Guard and on August 28, 1965 he married the former Sandy Dravenstott who survives.  Paul started working at a young age and spent over 60 years in the family oil and gas business known as Obermiller Drilling and Producing.  He was a member of Grace Church in Wooster, was a longtime member of Ohio Oil and Gas Assoc. and served 8 years on the Norwayne Local Schools Board of Education.  Paul always enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s many activities and will be remembered for his faithful service to his family, his community and to his Lord.

Surviving are his wife, Sandy; children and their spouses, Denny and Jeannie Obermiller of Winter Garden, FL, Stacey and Rich Kline of West Salem and Kelly and Scott Bodager of Wooster; 9 grandchildren; Michael Obermiller and his soon to be wife, Alexis McGhee; Alyssa Obermiller and her husband, Mike Davis, Eric Kline and his wife Beth, Drew Kline, Trevor Kline, Hannah Fry and her husband, Derek, Devin Bodager and his wife Olivia, Gabby Bodager and Mitchell Bodager; great-grandchildren, Kamden Fry and soon to arrive Luke Kline; sisters, Rosemary Csapo and Barb and her husband Tom Blough both of Creston; a brother-in-law, Jerry Hanzie of Tucson, AZ and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Beverly and husband her Ron Hanzie  htand Karen Hanzie and brother-in-law, Frank Csapo.

Private family services will be held with Pastor Billy Starkey officiating.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to Norwayne/Northwestern Religious Education Program, 169 S. Milton St., Smithville, OH 44677, Creston Community Service Club, 202 S. Crestview Dr., Creston, OH 44217 or to Kingsway Christian School, 11138 Old Lincoln Way E., Orrville, OH 44667. 

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left. 

Name: Jane and Dave Phelps

Our sincere sympathy goes out to the entire family.



Gerri Williams

Sandy and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Paul.  Hugs and prayers to all. 




You are missed by so many,
and loved by each of us. Knowing God has you with Him
makes us feel comforted.  Rejoice in His Graciousness.


Name: Eva M Carter

 So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. 


Name: Melvin Christian

Paul was a good friend since elementary school.  It seems like only yesterday that our little "gang" was roaming the countryside, fishing, and creating life-long memories.  I am deeply saddened by his passing, but feel so very fortunate to have had Paul as a friend.

Mel Christian


Name: Charles E Louis

Sandy and Family He will be greatly missed. I so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlie Louis 


Name: Nancy Hoskinson

Sandy and family and Rosemary (my friend)-so sorry to hear about Paul. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God be with you to comfort you at this time.



Name: Edward Mack

Paul was a true mentor to me over the years. I considered him to be one of the most important individuals in our industry. I will miss him.


Name: Luke Levers

Brings back fond memories of being your jr. hi. teacher in Creston. Paul was a great part of a wonderful class of students . May God bless your family!


Name: Beulah Bowman

Sandy and family,
My heart goes out to all of you.  I have you in my prayers. 
Love and hugs.

Name: Paula and George Coffey

 So sorry for your loss. Paul was such a wonderful man and will be missed! He loved his family so much and his love shows in all of you. We feel blessed to have known him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

 Name: Sharon Ahrens

Dear Sandy & Family my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband, father, & grandfather. Although I did not know Paul as well as the rest of the family I do know the pain & loss of one so near & dear. My heartfelt thoughts & prayers for each of you  at this difficult time.
In Christian Love,
Sharon Ahrens


Name: Darla Gasser

Sandy and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.  I have no words to express the sadness I feel for you. No one knows what we go thru after the loss of a loved one.  Maybe we can talk when I return home as it does help you heal.  Take care.



Name: Patsy Saal

Sandy, Kelly,and family, So sorry for your loss. Prayers 


Name: John D Harding

I moved into an old farmhouse in Sterling in November of 1996. I knew no-one in the area at all. When I ran into a problem in January of 1997 I was told that Mr. Obermiller might be able to assist me. When I talked to Paul on the phone and explained my dilemma the first thing he said was "the Good Lord put us on the face of the Earth to help each other". I never forgot that and it came from a total stranger who knew me not at all. His only concern was to do his best to help a person in need. 



Name: gary william maibach


Sandy, Denny, Stacy, Kelly and families- I prayed for you all again this morning as I have since hearing of your loss. May the God of all comfort bless you and wrap you in His love and grace! So many memories to share.


Name: Larry & Cindy Acker

Sandy and Family,
We were very sorry to learn of Paul's passing. It is very difficult to lose a loved one,husband,father and grandfather.You and your family have our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. God's Blessings--Always, Larry & Cindy Acker











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