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James G. Olborg

May 10, 2018 | By slarson
James G. "Jim" Oborg, 90, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Bethany Home. Jim was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Smolan to Godfrey and Myrtle (Pihl) Oborg. Jim was a graduate of Smolan High School. He married Ruth Johnson on Aug. 25, 1951. He lived in the Smolan and Lindsborg area all his life. Jim belonged to Salemsborg Lutheran Church. He was a lifelong farmer and stockman, and he worked at several side jobs over the years. Jim enjoyed time as a 4-H leader, and supported soil conservation efforts. Jim was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He is survived by his son, Craig Oborg (Tammy), of Lindsborg; daughter, Jodi Auerbach (Tom), of Van Alstyne, Texas; sister, Doris Perrill, of Derby; granddaughters, Jamie Oborg (Beau Wurtz), of Kansas City, Mo., Jordan Allton (Darous), of Kansas City, Mo., and Cooper Auerbach, of McKinney, Texas; and great-granddaughters, Makenzie Wurtz, and Breckyn Allton. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Ruth. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Salemsborg Lutheran Church, Smolan, with Pastor Bill Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in Salemsborg Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Salemsborg Lutheran Church or to Bethany Home, in care of Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg, Kansas 67456. For more information or online condolences: