Funeral for former Rep. Oberstar set for Thursday in Potomac, Md.

  • Article by: DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 5, 2014 - 1:13 AM
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U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., in 2006.

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A funeral mass for former U.S. Rep. James Oberstar will be said Thursday in Maryland.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 9222 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac, Md., a family spokesman said.

Oberstar, 79, who was born in Chisholm, Minn., and represented northeast Minnesota in Congress for 36 years, died in his sleep early Saturday at his home in Potomac.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph Gawler’s Sons, a funeral home at 5130 Wisconsin Av. NW., Washington, D.C. Burial will be private, according to a notice in the Washington Post.

Plans for a Minnesota memorial service remained uncertain Sunday.

DAVID SHAFFER

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