George Henry Tobelmann
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SPENCER - Mr. George Henry Tobelmann, 71, of Spencer, passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior on May 24, 2012 at Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, Salisbury.
Born June 27, 1940 in Temuco, Chile, South America to the late Rev. Henry A. Tobelmann of Irvington, N.J. and the late Ruth A. Fissel of Altoona, Pa., who served as missionaries for 32 years in Chile, S.A. He graduated from High School from the Liceo de Hombres de La Serena, Chile, S.A. class of 1958. He was a 1964 graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree as a Pre-Med major. Mr. Tobelmann did post graduate work at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. where he was involved in cancer research.
Mr. Tobelmann is a Vietnam War Veteran who served as a Field Medical Technician with the U.S. Navy until April 1969 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
He is survived by his three sisters; Mrs. Lois Senning and husband Dean of Reseda, Ca.; Mrs. Dorothy Bowen and husband James of Elizabethtown, Pa. and Mrs. Helen McLeod of Burlington, NC, and by his brother Rev. Charles Tobelmann and wife Linda of Burlington. He is also survived by three nieces and a nephew; Mrs. Wendy Smith of New Albany, Ind., Mrs. Carol Roessner of Raleigh, Rev. Daniel Senning of Greensboro, Dr. Lisa Voorhees of Southern Pines, and Ms. Silvia McLeod of Burlington.
Visitation and Services: A military funeral ceremony will be held at the National Cemetery in Salisbury, to honor Mr. George Tobelmann's service in defense of freedom on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12 p.m.
Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to the The Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Rd, Salisbury, NC 28144 or to The Tobelmann Foundation, 1162 Ryan Ct., West Linn, OR 97068-4034
Mr. Tobelmann is remembered by family, those he lived with and all those who cared for his needs, as being gentle and kind in spirit and compassionate and generous of heart.
Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Tobelmann family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Published in Salisbury Post on May 27, 2012