June 1, 1923 -- April 12, 2018
Glen D. Wobig, 94, passed away on April 12, 2018, at the home of his daughter, Lorre Wobig, following a March 29 fall.
Mass of Christian Burial is being held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 16, at St. Vincent Catholic Church with Ftr. Leo Seiker officiating. Rosary Scripture Service is being held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at St. Vincent Catholic Church with Ftr. Val Bartek officiating, followed by a time of fellowship inside of the church hall. Interment will be at the Osceola Cemetery with Military Rites by Osceola Legion Post #91. Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.
The family has asked that memorials be designated to charities of the donor's choice.
Glen was born to Alex and Ruth (Berg) Wobig on June 1, 1923. He attended a country school in Madison County Nebraska through the 8th grade and graduated from Newman Grove High School in 1941. After high school, he joined his dad and brother, Dean, in an International Harvester farm store. Glen was deferred from military service after a group of farmers got up a petition stating that he was needed to keep their tractors running. In May 1944, he enlisted in the army and was with the 100th Division. Glen was wounded while defending the Citadel at Bitche in France and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for heroism beyond the call of duty.
In 1950, Glen and his dad bought an implement business in Osceola, Nebraska, naming it “Wobig & Son Implement.” He later owned Lorre Lanes Bowling Alley, worked as a plumber, and was a rural mail carrier. He would work three jobs in one day. It was always said that if Glen couldn’t fix it, it couldn’t be fixed.
Glen was joined in marriage to Mary Ellen (Toodie) Schaecher on Sep. 2, 1946. To this union, five children were born: Mary (Dennis) Jones of Olathe, KS, Ann (Tom) McCord, Prairie Village, KS, John (Theresa) Wobig of Lincoln, Julie (Dennis) Jarecke of Fullerton, and Lorre Wobig of Lincoln. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dean Wobig and sisters Ruth Lilja and Alys Poisson, grandson Todd Wobig and great grandson Michael Peyton. Glen is survived by his wife of 71 years, five children, 14 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. He will be remembered by family and friends for his honesty, strong work ethic, and ability to fix anything with duct tape and wire; we had our own MacGyver.