Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
Wilbur J. Thobe age 95 of Minster, Ohio died on December 31, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.
He was born on December 7, 1921 in Maria Stein, Ohio to the late Frank & Rosalia (Imwalle) Thobe. He married Martha Geise on April 7, 1945 in Philothea, Ohio. She preceded him in death on April 2, 2001.
He is survived by sons: Ken & Linda Thobe, Minster, James F. & Jeannie Thobe, Minster, 10 grandchildren & 31 great grandchildren, brother: Cy & Martha Thobe, Chickasaw, sister: Irene & Bernard Berning, Versailles, sister-in-law Eileen Thobe, Minster.
He was preceded in death by brothers: Victor & Henrietta Thobe, Hugo & Norma Thobe, Art & Jeanette Thobe, Paul Thobe, Thomas Thobe & Judith Thobe Dircksen.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein and the Men's Sodality of the Church. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran during WW II.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein, Ohio with Rev. Gene Schnipke celebrant. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 4, and 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 5.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.