Smart & Edwards Funeral Home

183 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME


David I Obert

January 30, 1941June 4, 2020

Dateline – Norridgewock

David I. Obert, 79, of Norridgewock passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday June 4, 2020 at his home.

He was born January 30, 1941 in Norridgewock, Maine, the son of Phillip Joseph Obert and Marie (Ayotte) Obert.

David graduated from Skowhegan High School in the class of 1960, he then worked for Cianbro until he was drafted into the Marine Corp, where he served in Vietnam. When hereturned from the war, he was promoted to Foreman of Cianchette Concrete.

David married Brenda Barstow on June 14, 1963 in Norridgewock. He owned and operated DMO Landscaping, Inc for the last 30 years. David enjoyed operating equipment. He wasan artist with a blade or a bucket and he created beautiful landscapes throughout the area. David was quick witted, a straight shooter, and very dependable. He was known as "Bumpa", a name given to him by his first Grandchild when riding on bumpy equipmentwith her grandfather, and a Pied Piper for unconventional fun for children of all ages.

David is survived by his wife of 57 years Brenda of Norridgewock, his two children David M. and his wife Lisa of Norridgewock, Wendy Willett and her husband Bryan of Skowhegan;four grandchildren, Shelby and David Obert.; Samantha and Benjamin Willett; several nieces, and nephews.

He was the last of His generation and predeceased by his parents, four sisters and five brothers.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 316 Winding Hill Rd. on Sunday July 5that 3:00 PM.

In leu of flowers please consider donations to Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone who wishes to leave the family messagescan do so on our website at – www.smartandedwardsfh.com



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Patti Champagne

July 5, 2020

Dear Brenda, I have been thinking of you often and especially today. Please know that I am sending love and prayers to you and your family during these days. Patti Champagne

Wendell & Linda Davis

June 19, 2020

Brenda, Mike, Wendy and families,

We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Dave was a character always with a story or joke. He was a craftsman with his equipment. Won't be the same without him, but you have so many memories to make you smile, cry, and laugh.

Thoughts & Prayers to you all ❤

ADVANCE 1 Cleaning INC.

June 11, 2020


Thinking of you during this difficult time. Hold tight to the many years of wonderful memories.


The Advance 1 Team

Jack Bailey

June 11, 2020

My condolences to David's family. I always enjoyed talking with David over coffee and appreciated his honesty and fairness when I hired him to do work for me. RIP David

Linda Bolduc Branson

June 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss Brenda, Mike and Wendy. I have so many fond memories of time spent with you. David was just a big kid at heart and enjoyed life to the fullest. And he wanted everyone around him to have as much fun as he was having. Such a practical joker. I remember the time he buried a large magnet near the horseshoe stake so that anyone tossing horseshoes would always get a ringer. Always lots of laughs.
Love to you all.
Linda, Phoenix

Irene Bolduc

June 10, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss! David was so hilarious and so much fun to be around. Hugs and prayers to you all!

Pat Carpenter

June 10, 2020

Brenda & Family,

Sending my sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband, dad and grandfather. My heart goes out to all if you.

Skip Winslow

June 9, 2020

Can't believe he isn't out working. Never saw a man (except maybe Mike) who worked so hard and so long. Now he is getting his rest. WE are thinking of all the family as they sort through memories of almost 80 years.
Skip and Barb

John and Janice Malek

June 9, 2020

So sorry to hear of David’s passing.
Such a big man with such a big personality .
We will miss him greatly.
Peace for the family!

Marcia “Buzzell “ Bishop

June 7, 2020

Growing up as neighbors and attending school together I have many memories of David. The many games of ball we played, sledding down the many hills on the Winding Hill Road or just regular childhood games .,enjoyed by all the “kids” in the neighborhood. Unaware at the time we were making friends and memories that would last a lifetime. My condolences to Brenda and the family.