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Donald F. Tobben

September 23, 1952 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 67)


Donald F. Tobben, 67, of Washington, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Mercy Hospital-Creve Coeur. Don was born on September 23, 1952, to Vernon Tobben and the late Lillian (nee Kleekamp) Tobben in Washington. Don was united in marriage to Sharon Schroeder on May 29, 1976, at St. John the Baptist (Gildehaus) Catholic Church. He was a longtime parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, a member of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association, Knights of Columbus Siesl Council 1121, and the Holy Name Society.


A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 3 until 8 pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home.  Memorial donations are appreciated to the St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Music Association (SFBRHS Music Association), Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, or the St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association (SFBRHSAA).


Don is survived by his wife Sharon Tobben of Washington; his father, Vernon Tobben of Washington; two daughters, Jeanna Tobben of Washington and Katie Tobben and significant other, Joe Spinks, of Affton; four siblings, Dave Tobben and wife Lucy of Washington, Pete Tobben and wife Judy of Washington, Chris Prater and husband Curt of Jefferson City, and Tish Nester and husband Gerry of St. Louis; one granddaughter, Emma Whetton of Washington; siblings-in-law, Tom Schroeder of Ponca, Nebraska, Karen Battles and husband Garry of Imperial, and Jackie Ejchler and husband George of Union; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.


Don was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Tobben; two sisters, Mary Catherine Tobben and Julia Tobben; his parents-in-law, Herman and Ruth Schroeder; and one sister-in-law, Debbie Schroeder.

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March 5, 2020

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home
1206 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 604
Washington, MO 63090

Funeral Mass
March 6, 2020

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1014 Madison Ave.
Washington, Missouri 63090

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