Donald P. Fobbe, Maple Lake


Donald P. Fobbe, age 92, of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Burial  followed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.
Donald Patrick Fobbe was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Chatham Township to John and Ellen (Ward) Fobbe. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. Donald worked for 35 years as a construction superintendent for Orfei & Sons in St. Paul, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake American Legion Post 131 and Maple Lake VFW Post 7664.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi; children, Betty (George) Veches, of Buffalo; Diane (Joe) Cassellius, of Annandale; Susan Johnson, of Maple Grove; Anne (Joe) Hollencamp, of Maple Lake; Timothy (Chris Dombrovski), of Annandale; Kimberly (Bill) Ziegler, of Alexandria; and Kenneth, of Annandale; 13 grandchildren: April, Abby, Jill, Jodi, Nicole, Scott, Jerry, Kent, Samantha, Preston, Rachel, Julia and Emma; 11 great-grandchildren: Jordan, Calvin, Kainen, Suede, Brindle, Madison, Lily, Faith, Hailey and Brody; brothers, Ralph of Maple Lake and Mark (Pearl) of Maple Lake; and sister-in-law, Ethel Fobbe, of Maple Lake. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Ellen; daughter, Ellen Fobbe; great-grandson, baby George; brothers, John, Raymond and Roy Fobbe; and sisters, Viola DeMarais and Mabel Emon.
The urnbearers were Timothy and Kenneth Fobbe.  The St. Timothy Choir and Marge Pavlik, organist, provided music for the service. Military honors were provided by the Maple Lake American Legion Post 131, the Maple Lake V.F.W. Post 7664 and the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.