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Ronald John Oberlander

July 8, 1952 - January 27, 2021

Ronald John Oberlander, age 68, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. He was born on July 8, 1952, in San Diego, California, to Adeline (Schoner) and Edward Oberlander. Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Army achieving the rank of Sergeant in the 47th Division of the 4th Battalion Airborne Infantry, Fort Benning. He was a Registered Nurse, specially trained in Emergency Trauma and enjoyed over 30 years in the healthcare industry. Ronald married Daphne “Sue” Landsparger in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on June 11, 2015. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. 

Ronald is survived by his beloved wife, Daphne “Sue” Oberlander; his children, Tracy Whipple of El Dorado Hills, California, Jamie Burmeister and her husband, Rob, of Antelope, California, and Steven Oberlander and his wife, Melanie, of Roseville, California; his stepson, Nick Tombrella of Frisco, Texas; his grandchildren, Ethan Whipple, Madelyn Oberlander, and another granddaughter expected soon; his brothers, Edward “Wayne” Oberlander and his wife, Diane, of Temple City, California, and Gilbert Oberlander and his wife, Debbie, of San Gabriel, California; his sister, Linda Gonzales and her husband, Rudy, of Rosemead, California; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Adeline Oberlander, and his sister, Loretta Melville and her husband, Jim Melville.

A memorial service will be held at Berkshire Chapel, 9073 Berkshire Drive, Frisco, Texas 75033, on Saturday, February 27, 2021, beginning at 12:00 noon. The service will be live streamed for those not in attendance at our Facebook page:


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10043&ovr_acv_id=5246

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Ron, you will surely be missed. May you rest in peace. Espie Minassian, February 27, 2021 Ron you will be missed much. I looked up to you as my older brother, even though you picked on me occasionally, it was in fun. I'll never forget the time I visited you in Georgia, when you were in the army, thanks for your service. I was proud of you for that, having an older brother to look up to. Daphne you will continually be in my prayers for God to always be your strength. Love you Ron. Gilbert and Debbie Oberlander, February 27, 2021 I am so sorry to hear about Ron .my condolences to all the family. Ron and I go way back since grammar school. We grew up together and hung out all the time as teens.I have alot of wonderful memories of Ron. I was very lucky to have e friend like Ron growing up. We all looked out for each other. R.I.P. My Brother. See you on the other side.Mando Armando Barragan, February 23, 2021 Uncle Ron was one of a kind. I will always have fond memories of visiting him up north. I know I speak for his nephew Jason, his great nieces Nicole, Mia , Jordyn that his smile will be missed and were blessed to call Uncle. Jennifer Oberlander, February 19, 2021 Wish we could of known you longer & played more golf . Russ & Judy Smith, February 10, 2021 We miss you Ron and love you very much! It just won't be the same not seeing your big smile and those dimples though! Till we meet again. Love, Rudy and Lin Rudy & Linda Gonzales, February 9, 2021 My condolences go out to the family of Ron; I found out by a mutual friend who went to Garfield High School with Ron. I have known Ron since I was a teen back in the ‘70s. He was married to my sister Pat. He was the big brother I never had. When he was stationed in Fort Benning, I spent the summer there and boy he made sure none of the soldiers flirted with me since I was only 16 and when I went to college, he would wait until I got out of night courses and walk me to my car, he was going for his nursing degree at that time. Unfortunately, after my sister passed in 1996, I lost contact with Ron and there is not a day I do not miss my two nieces and nephew. RIP Ron you will always be my hero. Cherylinn Nicklas, February 4, 2021 I heard of Ron's sudden passing from Marc Balnius last week. I used to work with the medical coding group in Roseville California under Ron. It was a fun group and Ron always had a joke to tell. and a smile on his face. He will be missed. My condolences to his family. Rhonda, February 3, 2021 Daphne, I’m so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. I’m praying for your strength and comfort for the entire family. Stella West, February 3, 2021 To all of Ron's family, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of such a wonderful man. I met Ron through my dear friend Sue, his wife. It was such a pleasure to witness the love and connection these two had together. True love and friendship is such a precious gift. I am so happy for the wonderful memories you made together. I pray they give you great comfort in the coming days. All my love,
Kristen Henrikson, February 2, 2021