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E. Cedella (Kaiser) Oberlander

May 7, 1926 ~ June 1, 2022 (age 96)


E. Cedella Oberlander, 96, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Mercy Health-Tiffin Hospital.

She was born on May 7, 1926, in Nevada, Ohio, to David and Iva (Smalley) Kaiser.  On August 7, 1948, she married James Oberlander.

Survivors include her husband, James Oberlander of Tiffin; sons, James M. (Bonnie) Oberlander of Tiffin and Dr. Richard D. (Betty) Oberlander of Pickerington; daughters, Carol (David) Pagnard of Indianapolis and Marilyn Bentz of Gahanna; daughter-in-law, Janean Oberlander of New Knoxville, Ohio 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David E. Oberlander; and brother, Lewis Kaiser.

Cedella graduated from Nevada High School and from Bliss Business College in Columbus.  She was a teacher’s aide for over 20 years at Tiffin City Schools, St. Joseph Catholic School and St. Mary Catholic School.  Cedella was a member of Family of Faith Lutheran Church, Women of the Church, Women’s Club and former member of First Lutheran Church.  Cedella had a green thumb, beautiful flower gardens, was a great baker, loved her dogs, enjoyed going on bus trips, traveling and camping, but most importantly loved spending time with her family.

A Private Memorial and Graveside Service will be held at Seneca Memory Gardens.

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Family of Faith Lutheran Church, Stein Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

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