Remembering Dan and Riley Oberhart

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Visitation for both Dan and Riley Oberhart will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 27, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Rd., Noblesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the funeral home, with an additional visitation beginning at 11 a.m.

Dan Oberhart

Daniel Dale Oberhart, 53, Noblesville, died Jan. 15. He was born Nov. 29, 1963, to Jan (Cooper) Oberhart and William ‘Doug’ Oberhart in Freeport, Ill.

He grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, and was a 1982 graduate of Bettendorf High School. Dan also earned his bachelor’s degree from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Dan met his wife, Kathleen (Mooney), at Kimberly Pines Skate Center in 1981. They were united in marriage Aug. 5, 1989 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Davenport, Iowa. While living in Coralville, Iowa, Dan and Kathleen welcomed the birth of their son, Riley, Dec. 21, 1992. The Oberhart family grew with the birth of their daughter Macy Jan. 13, 2003, while they were living in Ankeny, Iowa. Moving to Noblesville in 2004, the Oberharts gained a new family of friends through work, school and their children’s activities, especially in the Mill Grove neighborhood.

Dan enjoyed a career in finance and call center management. He was an avid University of Iowa Hawkeye fan, enjoying Hawkeye football, basketball and wrestling. He enjoyed golfing with family and friends, even attaining a certified Hole-in-One. His other hobbies included vintage car shows, boating with his family and riding his motorcycle. Dan cherished all of the good times like campfires with friends and roller skating with his family.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Kathleen (Mooney) Oberhart, Dan is survived by his daughter, Macy Oberhart, brothers Dave (Nancy) Oberhart and Darin Oberhart, father and mother in-law Gerald and Kittie Mooney, brothers- and sisters-in-law Kittie (Craig) Mettler and Kelly (Shawn) Meyer, special cousin and best friend Matt Cooper and several other close cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Fritz and Hazel Oberhart and Mary and Arthur Cooper. Dan was joined in Heaven by his son, Riley Jacob Oberhart, on the same day.

 Riley Oberhart

Riley Jacob Oberhart, 24, Noblesville, died Jan. 15 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 21, 1992, to Daniel and Kathleen (Mooney) Oberhart in Iowa City, Iowa.

Riley and his family lived in Coralville, Iowa, before moving to Ankeny where he loved becoming a big brother to his sister, Macy. He made life-long friends in Ankeny, Iowa, with whom he remained in contact even after high school. During his younger years, Riley played baseball and basketball. He was a fanatic for Pokémon and an avid Nintendo player. While growing up in Iowa, Riley and his family enjoyed long, summer days and evenings on their boat, “The Life of Riley.”

Riley had a natural ear for music, including the ability to play piano pieces by ear. He enjoyed playing guitar and trumpet. While at Noblesville High School, Riley was a member of the marching band for five years including two years as drum major. Riley’s love of music extended to include show choir and musical theatre. In addition to music and theatre, Riley was proud to represent Noblesville as a member of the bowling team and successfully competed in many bowling tournaments. Riley was a member of the Class of 2011 at Noblesville High School.

Before entering the workforce, Riley attended Ball State University for one year. Riley was working at Best Buy in Castleton, where he used his tech savvy to flourish in the Magnolia Home Theater Department.

Riley’s younger years of Pokémon and Nintendo grew into a love of Rubik’s Cubes, Magic the Gathering and poker. He knew his way around online games and PlayStation, evolving into his own live-stream of the game Destiny.

His love of pets led Riley to adopt a rescue dog, Suki. He loved her to pieces and they were constant companions.

Riley had an abundance of talent and will be terribly missed by his large circle of friends as well as his sister, Macy, and the rest of his family. While his interests kept him involved with his friends, he especially enjoyed spending family time with Macy. He has inspired her to follow in his musical footsteps.

In addition to his mother, Kathleen (Mooney) Oberhart, and his sister, Macy Oberhart, Riley is survived by his grandparents, Jan Oberhart, William ‘Doug’ Oberhart and Gerald and Kittie Mooney, uncles Dave (Nancy) Oberhart and Darin Oberhart, aunts Kittie (Craig) Mettler and Kelly (Shawn) Meyer, as well as several close cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Fritz and Hazel Oberhart and Mary and Arthur Cooper.

Services will also be held in Iowa with details pending through Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to a fund set up for Macy’s college education. Condolences: www.randallroberts.com

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