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Michelle Oberstein, 70, Owatonna

Michelle Oberstein, 70, Owatonna, obituary

Michelle Oberstein of Owatonna died peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at Owatonna hospital.

Michelle was born in Owatonna on Sept. 21, 1952, the daughter of Raymond and Gertrude (Kubicek) Horecka. She was a 1970 graduate of Marion High School where she was a Pom-Pom girl.

On June 3, 1972, Michelle exchanged wedding vows with John Oberstein at Sacred Heart Church in Owatonna. They made their home in Owatonna, and she dedicated herself to raising the couple’s five children. Within her lifetime, Michelle worked as an administrative assistant for Smith’s Law Office, daycare provider, instructional assistant at St. Mary’s School and a health care assistant.

Her greatest desire was to spend time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping and traveling, especially on the annual girls’ trips. She treasured spending time with family and friends. Michelle is survived by John Oberstein (Obe), her husband of 51 years; her daughter Jill Voit (spouse Kurt Voit of Phoenix, Ariz.); Jodi Kennedy (spouse Dr. Jay Kennedy of Lawrence, Kansas and grandchildren Nicholas and Natalie Kennedy); Andrew Oberstein of Denver Colo.; Elizabeth Oberstein of Winona (significant other Jason Repinski); and Tim Oberstein of Cairo, Ga. (spouse Christi Cosson and grandchildren Adalynn and Emma Oberstein); a brother, Ken Horecka (spouse Theresa Horecka) of Clarks Grove; and sister-in-law Judy Horecka of Owatonna. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother Greg Horecka.

Michelle’s family is humbled and grateful for the outpouring of sympathy during this time. Friends may greet the family from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. A parish rosary will be recited prior to the visitation at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Michelle’s funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, at Sacred Heart Church in Owatonna with Monsignor Thomas Cook presiding. For more information or to leave a message of condolence, go to

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