Georgiana  Oberg
Georgiana M. Oberg, 96, of Chicago, Illinois, and formerly of Traverse City, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.
Georgiana was born on Tuesday, June 12, 1923 to the late George and Anna (Schannon) Hill in Chicago, Illinois. She married Edwin C. Oberg on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1942 in Chicago, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1999.
Ed and Georgiana moved in 1976 to Traverse City, where they owned and operated The Ranch Motel.
She enjoyed teaching Sunday school, loved reading novels, eating out and especially enjoyed cooking traditional family recipes at Christmas time. She was extremely devoted to her family.
Surviving Georgiana are her daughter, Jeanine (Everett) Coleman, of Hanover Park, Illinois; her grandchildren, Juli (Michael) VanPelt, of Traverse City, Annie (James) Tucker, of Ft. Campell, Kentucky, Sarah Coleman, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Matthew Coleman, of Grand Rapids; along with several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ed; a daughter, Pennie (Fred) Egeler; and her siblings, Ruth Christensen, Shirley Peterson, Richard and George Hill.
Graveside services will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
For those who desire, memorial contributions in Georgiana's name may be directed to a charity of one's own choosing.
Thoughts and messages may be left for the family by visiting Georgiana's tribute page at
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on September 16, 2019


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