Monday, June 18th, 2012
Jeanette P. Thobe, 77, New Knoxville, died at 7 p.m. June 16, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born March 11, 1935, in Maria Stein to Henry and Magdelena Hoelscher Rutschilling. On Aug. 9, 1954, she married Arthur J. Thobe, who died June 10, 2005.
Surviving are seven children, Patricia (Bob) Harrod, Wapakoneta, Dean (Becky) Thobe, Sidney, Kevin Thobe, Wapakoneta, Keith (Lisa) Thobe and Darryl Thobe, both of New Knoxville, Craig (Michelle) Thobe, St. Marys, and Chad (Beth) Thobe, New Bremen; a sister, Mary Agnes Boeckman, Coldwater; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Mark; a daughter, Debbie; a granddaughter; and siblings, Margaret Bruns, Louise Schwartz and William Rutschilling.
A 1953 graduate of the former St. John's High School in Maria Stein, she had worked as a nurse's aide at area nursing homes over the years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Pat Sloneker officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen.
Contributions may be made to the New Knoxville Athletic Boosters.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.