Obituary: Janet Oberle

Janet (Kruckner) Oberle, a former resident of Berlin, passed peacefully earlier this month at Samaritan Hospice in Voorhees Township

Janet (Kruckner) Oberle, a former resident of Berlin, passed peacefully earlier this month at Samaritan Hospice in Voorhees Township.

Janet Pauline Kruckner was born on January 24, 1936 to Herman Jr and Lillian (Beesley) Kruckner.  She spent her childhood on the family farm with her parents and five siblings: Herman III, Lillian, Dolly, Raymond and Margie, as well as her Uncle Rhiney.

As a young adult, Janet attended a Lutheran League function, where she met a handsome man named Bill who was wearing a red sweater. They married two years later and Janet’s favorite color was red ever since.

Bill and Janet raised their children, Bill III and Susan, in Philadelphia and Southampton Pennsylvania, then moved to Texas.  After her husband Bill’s passing in 1997, Janet returned to her childhood home in West Berlin where she could live near her siblings, her son and his family.

Janet had a strong faith in God and was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, crocheting, playing games, baking and reading.

Janet is survived by her siblings, her children Bill (Maureen) Oberle and Susan (Allen) Harrison, and 5 grandchildren: Michael Harrison (JoAnna), Connor Oberle, Lisa Harrison, Kelly Harrison DiGiulio (Derrick), and Matthew Harrison.

Janet is predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her grandson David Harrison.