Elmer J. Nobbe, 96, Greensburg, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital there.
Born Feb. 18, 1917, in Hamburg, he was the son of Joseph and Frances (Cord) Nobbe.
Elmer was a lifelong farmer and member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific islands. He was a lifetime member of the Greensburg Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was married to Luella (Haskamp) Nobbe at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Hamburg, May 6, 1942, and she preceded him in death Dec. 5, 1981.
Elmer is survived by nine children: Gary (Lois) Nobbe, Joan (Dale) Greiwe, Nancy (Mike) Cuskaden, Tim (Kathy) Nobbe, Deidra (Richard) Cuskaden and Kathleen Power, Greensburg, Deborah (Don) Clarkston, Franklin, Norma Nobbe, Batesville, and Jeanne (Mike) Daniel, Morgantown. He is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Rose Denning, Denver, and Bernadine (Don) VanGeison, Battle Creek, Mich.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Roman, Leo, Lawrence and Ralph Nobbe, and also Clement and Clarence Nobbe in infancy; one sister, Philomena Bogeman; and one granddaughter, Krista (Nobbe) Eldridge.
Visitation will be held at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Greensburg, Sunday, March 24, from 2-6 p.m. with a rosary service starting at 1:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greensburg, Monday, March 25, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Meyer officiating.
Burial with military rites will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials can be directed to the Krista Nobbe Eldridge Scholarship Fund, Our Hospice of Decatur/Shelby or St. Mary’s Church Building Fund.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com.