Thomas H. “Tom” Stobbe, 73, of Lexington, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski will celebrate the Mass. Inurnment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City, with graveside military honors by the American Legion Post 108 of Ashton and the U.S. Army Funeral Honors Team.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family.
Tom was born on Feb. 2, 1948, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Loup City, the son of Hubert S. “Kuba” and Frances Ann “Franny” (Czarnek) Stobbe. He grew up in Ashton where he attended school and graduated from Ashton High School in 1966.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from Jan. 1967 to Aug. 1969.
He was united in marriage to Connie Jo Jasnoch on Dec. 11, 1971, at Loup City. Two children were born to this union, Kimberly Nicole on April 3, 1972 and Monte Thomas on Feb. 17, 1976. The family made their home in Lexington.
Tom owned and operated Stobbe Welding for several decades. He enjoyed owning his own business and worked incredibly hard. In fact, few people exist that could outwork him.
He was extremely fun loving and friendly and could start up a chat with anyone.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Sam Fitzgerald of Chester , SC; son, Monte Stobbe of Lexington; two grandsons, Samuel and Isaiah Fitzgerald of Chester, SC; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy Moraczewski of Pueblo, CO, Geralyn and Ron Carruth of Strafford, NH, Donnie Curlo of Boelus and Jace Neal of Las Vegas, NV; brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane Stobbe of Plainview, Bill and Rose Stobbe of Grand Island, Tony Stobbe of Ashton and Jeff and Clara Stobbe of Ashton; nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Kristine A. Curlo on Aug. 5, 2013 and Mary F. Stobbe on July 30, 2017; and brother, Charles R. “Chuck” Stobbe on Aug. 17, 2021.