Obit: Kenneth Tobeck

Kenneth Joseph Tobeck, age 79 of Watertown, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

He was born March 19, 1933, to John and Clara (Yezek) Tobeck in Wheaton, Minn. Kenny was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was united in marriage to Germaine Elizabeth Roerig on October 18, 1958, in Browns Valley, Minn.

He and Germaine were longtime members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. Ken was a longtime phone repairman for Contel and eventually Frontier phone companies. He served in the Army being honorably discharged on Jan. 18, 1957. Ken was proud of the fact that his children’s friends thought of him and called him “Daddy”.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Clara Tobeck; siblings Mark, August, Vincent, Frederick, Norman, Bernice and Katherine “Kitty”.

He is survived by his wife Germaine; children Clare (Tom) Groninga, Natalie (Bill) Boisvert, Lorne Tobeck; grandchildren Katie (Kevin) Massey, Elizabeth Groninga, Hunter Boisvert, Sophie Boisvert; great grandchildren Kyle Groninga and Samantha Lyke; sister Veronica Olsen; daughter-in-heart Rogi (Kevin) Schmidt.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6. 2012, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home with a 3:30 p.m. rosary service and 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue 1 hour prior to Mass in the church on Thursday. Interment with military honors will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.