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Funeral Set For Former Rep. Jim Oberstar

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The funeral for former Congressman Jim Oberstar has been announced.

In an obituary posted Sunday, family announced Oberstar’s private burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, Maryland at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 8.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Joseph Gawler’s Sons, Inc. in Washington, D.C. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7.

Oberstar, who represented northeastern Minnesota for 36 years and brought millions of dollars to the state as chair of the House Transportation Committee, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning. He was 79.

A statement released by his family said Oberstar died in his sleep. A cause of death was not provided. His former chief of staff, Bill Richard, said Oberstar died at his home in Potomac.

Richard said Oberstar was not ill. Oberstar’s family said they are heartbroken.

“Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and brother,” the family statement said. “While we mourn the loss of a good man, we also celebrate his life and his service. We ask for your thoughts and prayers, and understanding, at this very difficult time.”

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