Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Jeffrey Bruce Hobler, 59, New Knoxville, died July 3, 2014, at his home.
He was born May 24, 1955, in St. Marys, to Richard and Margaret LaGue Hobler. His father is deceased and his mother survives in St. Marys.
On Oct. 22, 1982, he married Laura Cooper at St. Peter's Church in New Bremen, and she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Alexander Hobler, New Knoxville, Jonathan (Melissa Adkins) Hobler, Wapakoneta, and Maggie Hobler, Minster; two brothers, Jerrold "Jay" Hobler and James Hobler, both of St. Marys; his mother-in-law, Becky Cooper, Ponca City, Okla.; and a granddaughter, Madalyn Hobler.
He graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School in 1973 and went on to earn a bachelor of science degree, graduating magna cum laude, in 1997. He had been employed as the investigative agent for the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities for more than 15 years and was the manager and light show man for the bands Opel and Dartanyun for many years. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and friendly personality. He was a wonderful husband, loving son, devoted father and grandfather.
Services are 7 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home West Chapel, St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. David Williams officiating. Private burial rites will be held at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Condolences may be left at Millerfuneralhomes.net.