(WEAU) - Family and friends gathered Thursday to remember Eau Claire murder victim Paul Oberle, 39.
A visitation was held Thursday morning at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and was followed by a service and burial. More than 100 people came to the service.
Friends say they were devastated by news of his death. One of Oberle’s co-workers, Justin Buckwalter says he is "heartbroken. He was a teacher. You know he was a hard worker, friendly, very outgoing."
Investigators say Oberle was murdered over the weekend. His father found his body Saturday afternoon outside his home on Vine Street in Eau Claire.
Police say they have a suspect detained, but have not released that person's name.
(WEAU) - A funeral is set for Thursday for Paul Oberle, the man murdered on Vine Street.
A person of interest is being held at this time.
From the WEAU.com obituary page:
Paul A. Oberle
June 9, 2012
Paul A. Oberle, 39, of Eau Claire died unexpectedly Saturday, June 9, 2012, at his residence.
Paul was born in Eau Claire, a son of Roy and Shirley (Zetterquist) Oberle. He graduated from North High School with the Class of 1992.
Paul had worked at Cassidy`s and Mega Foods in Chippewa Falls and most recently in Eau Claire. Paul was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his two nephews, and many trips to the cabin.
Paul was a member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.
Paul is survived by his father, Roy; two sisters, Debra (Joe) Hofmann of Merrill, and Laura (Carl) Sabelko of Eau Claire; two nephews, Quintin and Nolan Sabelko of Eau Claire; one niece, Miranda Hofmann of Madison.
Paul was preceded in death by his mother in 1996.
Paul was a wonderful son, brother and uncle and will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Funeral services for Paul will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1120 Cedar St. in Eau Claire with Rev Gerd J. Bents officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.
One hour prior to the service at the church
11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd