Stobbe, Frank F.
BERLIN—Frank F. Stobbe, 100, died on Holy Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Patriot Place of Berlin, with his family beside him. He is now joined in heaven with God and his loving wife, Isabelle, whom he has missed for the past 20 years. Frank was dedicated to God, country, and family first and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Born on May 26, 1912, the son of John Stobbe and Helen Eichman Stobbe, Frank was raised on a farm on "Big Island," just west of Berlin. As a young man, Frank worked on the family farm and eventually enlisted in the U.S. Army
Frank and Isabelle Maciejewski (daughter of Charles Maciejewski and Elizabeth Tetzlaff) were married on November 15, 1941, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Berlin. The United States would join the World War II
effort a few weeks later, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Frank served in the war as part of the 32nd Red Arrow Division of Wisconsin from 1941 to 1945.
Upon returning from the war in 1945, Frank and Isabelle purchased a home on West Moore Street in Berlin. Frank mortgaged their home and raised funds to help found the Veterans
of Foreign Wars (VFW) post in Berlin. Frank worked at the Berlin Tannery, Berlin Brewery, and later Huser's Implement, and was a member of the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and later All Saints Catholic Church of Berlin.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle; his parents, John and Helen; and his siblings, Augusta, Josephine, John, Jr, and James. He is survived by his sister, Genevieve Stueber; his five children, Tom (Wendy) Stobbe, Susan (James) Wallace, Mary Potter, Francis (Cindy) Stobbe, and Jack (Debbie) Stobbe; his 19 grandchildren, Heidi Stobbe, Tyler Stobbe, Anthony (Britney) Stobbe, Kristy (Troy) Grayson, Kasey (Nicole) Chase, Tammy Wallace, Timothy (Dawn) Wallace, Corey (Jody) Wallace, James (Amy) Wallace, Germaine (Jay) Potter Varner, Benjamin (Julie) Potter, Nickolas Potter, Rachel (Andrew) Bending, Christopher (Katie) Stobbe, Audrey Stobbe, Jenna Stobbe, Emily (Jerry) Schierland, Luke Stobbe, and Andrew Stobbe; 24 great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.
Funeral services with the Mass of Christian Burial for Frank F. Stobbe will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church on Highway 49, just south of Berlin, with the Very Rev. Jerome Maksvytis officiating. The burial will follow at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Parish Cemetery of Berlin with full Military Honors performed by the Berlin V.F.W.
Relatives and friends may visit with the family and pay their respects to Frank from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Wiecki-Skipchak Funeral Home of downtown Berlin, with a Parish Rosary to be recited at 7:45 p.m. and may also call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m., before we leave for the services at the church.
A memorial has been established in his memory to support the Berlin VFW. Donations in memory of Frank F. Stobbe may be mailed to: Berlin V.F.W Frank Stobbe Memorial, 420 North Wisconsin Street, Berlin, Wis. 54923
116 S. ADAMS AVE.
BERLIN, WIS. 54923
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