Jeanette Thobe, 77

Jeanette P. Thobe, 77, of New Knoxville, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born March 11, 1935, in Maria Stein, the daughter of Magdelena (Hoelscher) and Henry Rutschilling. On Aug. 9, 1954, she married Arthur J. Thobe, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2005.
Surviving are seven children, Patricia (Bob) Harrod, of Wapakoneta, Dean (Becky) Thobe, of Sidney, Kevin Thobe, of Wapakoneta, Keith (Lisa) Thobe, of New Knoxville, Darryl Thobe, of New Knoxville, Craig (Michelle) Thobe, of St. Marys, and Chad (Beth) Thobe, of New Bremen; 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Agnes Boeckman, of Coldwater.
Preceding her in death was a son, Mark; a daughter, Debbie; a granddaughter, Hope Thobe; and three 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, in Maria Stein. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing and baking for her family. She had been a nurse’s aide at several area nursing homes over the years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Botkins, with the Rev. Pat Sloneker officiating. Burial will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Botkins.
Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.
Contributions may be made to the New Knoxville Athletic Boosters.
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