October 31, 1976 - May 19, 2021
Chris Oberheim was born on October 31, 1976 in Decatur, Illinois. Chris was not only a police officer, he was also a son, brother, beloved coach, trusted friend, and respected leader. He fulfilled the roles of husband and father best. Chris is survived by his wife Amber; daughters Hannah (21), Avery (18), and twins Addison and Aubree (13); his parents Ted and Mary Ann Oberheim; his siblings Greg (Michelle), Amy, Matt (Jennifer), Joe (Chelsea), Sarah (Jason); In- laws; Nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by Sister LeighAnn and Grandfather Neil Ganley. Chris started his career at the Decatur Police Department in 2000. He quickly became a respected officer within that department who led by silent example. He maintained a sense of humility even when receiving recognition for his heroic actions. He always looked forward to playing in the annual PBPA state softball tournament and making memories with his fellow officers. Their friendships were treasured. Chris transferred to Champaign Police Department in 2008 where he continued to protect and serve his community. Chris received 2 medals of valor for his courageous acts of selfless bravery. However, you would never know that because he kept a humble demeanor and was never boastful. Chris dedicated a great deal of his off-duty time to coaching several successful girl’s softball teams. His influence on the field was felt by many who loved and respected him. Chris made it very apparent that his family was his first priority. His 4 daughters were his absolute pride and joy. The lessons instilled and the honor in their hearts will be used to carry on the legacy of their father. Times will be hard without him in sight at life’s events from birthdays, ball games, graduation, future weddings and even someday grandchildren. While incredibly hard, his family’s faith and belief that Chris is forever watching over will warm their heavy hearts during these moments. Thank you for those who have and continue to show their love and respect for Chris and his family. He genuinely cared about everyone that was ever part of his life. Through the hustles and bustles of life stay kind-hearted, take the time to slow down, hug your loved ones, hold them tight and enjoy every moment you’re blessed with together. Moving forward we will do just as Chris would...stay strong, faithful and close to family. We do this for him. Arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, please direct your donations to https://www.gofundme.com/f/chris-oberheim-memorial?qid=f19c69497c74e70b0396b3be0aff3a97&utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
Chris Oberheim was born on October 31, 1976 in Decatur, Illinois. Chris was not only a police officer, he was also a son, brother, beloved coach, trusted friend, and respected leader. He fulfilled the roles of husband and father best. Chris... View Obituary & Service Information
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