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Dora Tobeck

February 20, 1911 — June 14, 2012

Dora Tobeck

Funeral Service for Dora Zelda Tobeck, age 101, of Wheaton, Minnesota will be held Monday, June 18, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Rev. Anthony Ahrendt officiating. Pallbearers will be Lee Schmidt, Keith Schmitz, Steven Schmitz, Kevin Tobeck, Scott Tobeck, Brian Tobeck, Brent Tobeck and Glenn Schmitz. Honorary Pallbearers will be Doras grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheaton. Visitation will be Sunday evening, June 17th from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. prayer service at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Dora was born on February 20, 1911 to Frank and Alvina (Berneking) Schmidt on a farm near Nashua, MN. She was baptized on May 14, 1911 at Zion Lutheran Church in Parnell Township. Dora was confirmed on Palm Sunday, March 28, 1926 by Rev. Gierke at St. John Lutheran Church in Dumont, MN. Dora attended rural School District No. 6 southwest of Wheaton. She worked for eight months for room and board so she could attend daily confirmation classes. Dora also worked for neighbors earning $1.00 to $1.50 in three weeks. She shocked grain, milked and herded cattle and in the hay bucker worked with horses. In 1926 the family moved to a farm by Mohall, ND. On February 7, 1928 she married Henry Tobeck of Tolley, ND and they moved to Milwaukee, WI. In September of 1928 they moved to a farm southwest of Wheaton and started farming with Henrys brother John. Dora helped with the farm work. She always had a garden and did a lot of canning and sewed all the clothes for the family. In the fall of 1944 they moved a mile east of Wheaton and they continued to farm. She was a circle member of St. John Lutheran Church where she helped to mend sheets and gowns for the Wheaton Hospital. Dora enjoyed taking the grandchildren swimming in Lake Traverse which they loved, along with her homemade potato bread with strawberry jam. In the fall of 1966 they moved into Wheaton where Dora worked at a caf and the high school cafeteria. Henry and Dora always enjoyed the grandchildren coming to see them. Henry died in 1975. Dora enjoyed playing solitaire, embroidery and cheering for the Minnesota Twins. Dora stayed in her home until March of 2012 when she entered the Traverse Care Center due to health problems. Dora passed away on June 14, 2012 at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton. Dora is survived by four children: Mrs. Milton (Ione) Schmidt of Wheaton, MN; Mrs. Kenneth (Eunice) Schmitz of Wheaton, MN; VerDean Tobeck of Annandale, MN; Sandra Sager of Wheaton, MN; daughter-in-law, Joyce Skoltke; 18 grand children, 31 great grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren. Dora was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry Tobeck; sons Vergil and Gary; daughter-in-law Jeanne Tobeck, son-in-law Delbert Sager, grandchild Sherilyn Martinek; great grandchild Christopher Schmitz; Brothers Robert Schmidt, Elmer Schmidt and Cpl. Herbert Schmidt (killed in Battle of the Bulge 1944); and sisters Lillian Miller and Helen Olson (6-10-2012).
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