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Thomas M Oberhaus

March 22, 1957 ~ January 3, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Thomas M. Oberhaus, age 65 of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  
He was born on March 22, 1957 to the late Marvin and Lois (Shock) Oberhaus in Defiance, Ohio. He was a 1975 graduate of Tinora High School and attended Toledo University. Tom was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was a man of great faith. His memberships also include Moose Lodge of Defiance and Napoleon, Defiance Eagles and Napoleon American Legion.

Tom worked at Johns Manville for 15 years, in the Administrative offices for Moose Lodge in Napoleon, and was co-owner of St. Mike's Golf Course since 1990. Many will remember him for his passion of training and racing harness horses for over 25 years. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his brother. He will be greatly missed by his family and many good life-long friends.
Thomas is survived by his brother, David Oberhaus of Defiance, sister Sally (Tony) Stites, niece Megan Stites, nephew A.J. (K.C.) Stites, his grand-nieces Finnley and Hazel, and grand-nephew Zane, all of  Ft. Wayne, Indiana. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 10:00 am at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Father John Stites officiating.
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January 8, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Memorial Service
January 9, 2023

10:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512


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