Milton Obermann was born in Andrew, Iowa, and he was an only child. Milton grew up in Andrew and graduated from Andrew High School in 1951. Although he grew up in Andrew, he spent much of his childhood on his grandparents’ farm five miles northeast of Andrew. After graduating from high school, Milton eventually made his way to Loras College where he majored in education. Milton taught science and math classes for a few years before moving his young family to the family farm, where he farmed for over 60 years.
Milton married Roberta Cain in 1958, and they raised seven children on their family farm. Roberta died in 2016. Milton mostly raised cattle and harvested hay on the farm. His fondest memories are spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren on the farm. Milton was also an avid coon hunter much of his life and had many coonhounds over the years. He especially loved trout fishing in Brush Creek, as well. Milton has 12 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter and another on the way. Since moving to Mill Valley last summer, Milton enjoys talking about the old days and times on the farm.