Steven E. Obrecht

September 17, 1950April 24, 2013

Steven E. Obrecht1950 - 2013

Steven E. Obrecht, 62, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home with his family at his side.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27, at 10:30 am in Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Culley MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm Friday April 26th in Culley MeadowWood Timberlane Road Chapel; Rosary at 7 pm.

A teacher for forty years, Steven taught at Blessed Sacrament School, Griffin Middle School, Lively Vo-Tech, where he taught adult education, but the majority of his teaching time was at Leon High School where he retired from in December 2012.

Steven was an avid tennis player. He loved to walk and walked often even before his illness. He was a member of Premier Fitness Center. Steven traveled Europe extensively and visited New York at least once a year.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy A. Obrecht; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Julie Obrecht; and his niece and nephews, Olivia, Dylan and Harrison Obrecht.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest F. Obrecht.

In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorials in Steven's memory be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Leon High School Foundation or the American Cancer Society .


  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Karen Hendrickson Price

December 16, 2013

Mr. Obrecht was one of my teachers
at Lively in 1981-1983 along with Mrs. C Hopkins. These two were my favorite teachers. They helped me put things in order with my life after my mom passed. I got married then almost 31 years ago and I have nothing but fond memories of my teachers and how much they cared for me and I will always remember them. He use to make me laugh all the time.

Debra Friedman

July 8, 2013

I was feeling nostalgic and was looking up people from my college days.I was shocked to find that an old friend and contemporary had past away. I have not seen him it over 40 years. He was a nice caring man. I wish I had kept in touch.

Javaris Smith

May 31, 2013

Mr. Obrecht was the only teacher that I've had that really opened my eyes when it came to literature. I wish I would have kept up with him once I graduated. Thank you Mr. Obrecht, you will be remembered.

Sam R

May 28, 2013

Mr. Obrecht was a kind man and a phenomenal teacher and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Debra Jones

May 22, 2013

So very saddened by your death, but so thankful what you did in life. You were such a kind and generous teacher for which I will remain forever grateful. I was one of the many students that graced your classes. You were the kind of teacher that everyone needs in their life at some point; someone who is always on their side and takes the time to listen. You were the second teacher at Leon to tell me I had a gift in writing and I'll never, ever forget that. I appreciated getting to spend my mornings in your class 1st period. I wasn't the most awake student, but I think you expected that of our entire class. We had great fun and ALL your students loved you. I remember graduation day and running into you outside of the Civic Center and being able to give you a hug and tell you thanks for everything. So I say it again, "Thanks for EVERYTHING!" Debra Jones, Leon High School Class of 1987

Jenifer Winn Bryant

May 20, 2013

I have thought of Mr. Obrecht so many times over the years. I wish I had taken the time to let him know how much. Any time anyone brought up favorite teachers, I would tell them about Mr. Obrecht. I was lucky enough to have him for two years at Leon. He was absolutely the best teacher I ever had and will always remember him with respect and admiration. I wish I could tell him myself... He will be missed. What a contribution he made to this world!

Melanie T

May 7, 2013

Everyone has a few teachers whose names come up when you reminisce about school, usually the best and worst are at the top of the list. Mr. Obrecht is at the top as the absolute BEST of teachers. He was a wonderful teacher that helped to spark a love of literature in me that I will always cherish. I spent many a lunchtime detention discussing poetry and Shakespeare instead of writing sentences promising not to be tardy or just staring off into space. He was truly able to engage the mind and make learning a joy Someone so special can never be forgotten; my condolences to his family.

May 3, 2013

Class of 1988
Mr. Obrecht is marked as my Favorite teacher in my year book, there was something so unique about him, his calm and caring spirit will always be remembered. May the Lord strenghten his family, friends and loved ones. Amen Gwen S.

Joanie Bridges Harrell

April 29, 2013

Steve was the kindest man I have ever known. I am shocked and saddened to read of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his mother and brother.

Emily Vuxton

April 29, 2013

Mr. Obrecht was a inspiring and excellent English teacher. I really enjoyed attending his class. My deepest sympathies to his friends and family.