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MORTON - David W. Tobias, 50, of Morton passed away at 11:53 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

He was born June 30, 1963, in Peoria to Kenneth G. and Viola M. (Kath) Tobias. He married Jill Schertz on May 7, 1988, in Morton.

Surviving are his wife, Jill Tobias of Morton; two daughters and one son, Leah Tobias, Katie Tobias and Drew Tobias, all at home; and five sisters, Patricia Tobias of Morton, Janet Gidcumb of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joan (Allan) Hostetler, Judith Hunt and Linda Tobias, all of Morton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated in 2002 from Bradley University in Peoria with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Dave worked as an accountant for 19 years at McGladrey in Peoria.

He was an assistant coach for the Mystics softball team during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. The 2011 team was 53-3 and won 50 games in a row.

Dave was a dedicated and loving husband and father.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Grace Church in Morton, with Pastor Doug Habegger and Pastor Kent Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Hirstein Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to an education fund for his son, Drew, in care of CEFCU or to Illinois CancerCare in Peoria for cholangiocarcinoma research.

To view Dave's video tribute or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 20, 2014
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