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Oberstar's Hometown of Chisholm Bids Him Farewell

Updated: 06/27/2014 10:56 PM
Created: 06/27/2014 10:51 PM WDIO.com

Former Congressman Jim Oberstar's hometown of Chisholm honored him with a memorial service Friday evening.

The intimate memorial was held at the church Oberstar grew up going to. St. Joseph Church was filled with his family, friends and coworkers to honor and commemorate the congressman's life and work for the 8th District.

Oberstar's daughter, Monica Oberstar-Weber, spoke at the service. She said much of her father's work ethic came from growing up on the Iron Range.

"He never quit and he never backed down for what was right," she said. "Dad exemplified all of those values he learned on the Iron Range."

Oberstar served from 1975 to 2011, but Gov. Mark Dayton said his legacy will continue well into the future.

"Jim left a legacy for all of us to honor," he said. "He set standards for all of us to admire. ... Rest in peace good friend."

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