Oberg, Mary L. age 74 of Bloomington. Passed away on November 11, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Lucille Oberg. Survived by siblings, Rick (Susan) Oberg, Jane (Steve) Robinson and Jim (Emily) Oberg. Many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, November 16th, 11:00 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Ave. S. Visitation one hour prior to the Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Family was everything to Mary. Mary was a tireless and indomitable warrior for social justice through education. She helped to lift thousands of students in the region from underperforming to high performing. She battled to reduce the "soft bigotry of low expectations" for children of color and those from lower socio-economic levels. She believed in the importance of human stories to convey knowledge. From the board room, to the state capitol, to the streets, she advocated for civil rights and human justice. Her story needs to go beyond short and sweet because her legacy is important to reflect on. If so desired, memorials may be directed to The Isaiah Project. isaiah@isaiahmn.org Morris Nilsen Chapel 612-869-3226 morrisnilsen.com

Published on November 15, 2017

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