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Jeanette P. Thobe, 77, of New Knoxville, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born on March 11, 1935, in Maria Stein, the daughter of Henry and Magdelena (Hoelscher) Rutschilling, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 9, 1954, she married Arthur J. Thobe, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2005. Survivors include her children, Patricia (Bob) Harrod of Wapakoneta, Dean (Becky) Thobe of Sidney, Kevin Thobe of Wapakoneta, Keith (Lisa) Thobe and Darryl Thobe, both of New Knoxville, Craig (Michelle) Thobe of St. Marys and Chad (Beth) Thobe of New Bremen; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Agnes Boeckman of Coldwater.
She was preceded in death by her son, Mark; her daughter, Debbie; her granddaughter, Hope Thobe; her siblings, Margaret Bruns, Louise Schwartz and William Rutschilling.
Mrs. Thobe was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Botkins. She was a 1953 graduate of St. John’s High School, Maria Stein.
She enjoyed playing cards, sewing and baking for her family. She had been a nurse’s aide at several area nursing homes during her years.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Botkins, with the Rev. Pat Sloneker officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Botkins.
Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Knoxville Athletic Boosters.
Condolences may be left at GilbergHartwigfh.com.