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Michael '77 and Barbara (Bobbie) Obenauer

Michael '77 and Barbara (Bobbie) Obenauer

Michael and Barbara (Bobbie) Obenauer of Poynette, Wis., have included United in their estate plans. Their decision, they said, was based on a desire to both say thank you and to give their heirs a sense of their values.

Born and raised in South Dakota, Michael is a 1977 United graduate and has served United Church of Christ congregations in Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota and California for more than 25 years. His ministry has also included service as associate conference minister of the Montana-Wyoming Conference, interim conference minister of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ, and several other capacities within the wider UCC.

Michael and Bobbie, a librarian, met when he was serving a congregation in Illinois. They enjoy travel, music, theater, their Beagles and spending time with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Having faced illness and loss in their lives, Michael and Bobbie were intentional about their estate planning. When their attorney asked whether there were charities they wished to include in their estate plans, they said that including United was an easy decision, because United gave Michael a meaningful perspective on the world, led him to become a person of integrity and faith, and makes such a positive difference in the world.

United deeply appreciates Michael and Bobbie's thoughtful support.


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