Jerry Lee Tobias, 72, of Conrad, IA passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at his residence. Private funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Ivester Church in Grundy Center, IA. Masks are requested at the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being established for Camp Pine Lake, Iowa River Hospice, and CROP. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Jerry was born July 7, 1948, to Ralph and F. Jeanne (Swartz) Tobias in Wooster, OH. He graduated from Norwayne High School in 1966 and later received his Bachelors degree in Ag Business from McPherson College in McPherson, KS. Jerry was united in marriage to Christine (Grove) Tobias on June 22, 1974 in rural Unionville, IA. He drove truck for Church World Services for many years and later returned to the family farm in Ohio to continue dairy and veal farming. After moving to Iowa Jerry worked as a farm-hand, shipping director at PCA in Conrad, and at ROS Express in Eldora, IA. Jerry volunteered with the Brethren Volunteer Service, and was a member of the Ivester Church of Brethren and BCLUW Sports Boosters. You could always catch Jerry mowing the lawn, watching football, and calling his kids with weather reports. Jerry also had a love for woodworking, dogs, and trains. He loved his entire family and the time he spent with them.
Jerry will be missed by his wife, Christine; a daughter, Katie (Peter) Kohl of Verona, WI; three sons, Matt (Lexi) Tobias of Shickley, NE, Mark (Samantha) Tobias of El Paso, TX, Robby (Lexi) Tobias of Marshalltown, IA; ten grandchildren: Lily, Maecie, Grace, Gabe, Baylor, Barrett, Emily, Heather, Conner, Madeline; one sister, Sherry Marty of Creston, OH; two brothers, Jon (Karen) Tobias of Sterling, OH, Randy (Deb) Tobias of Sterling, OH; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Jeanne.
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Deepest sympathy in Jerry's passing. He was a classmate of mine. We graduated together, and I continue to go the Chippewa Church of the Brethren in Creston, where Jerry 's family went ( and some still do ). I lost my husband 11 months ago, so I can understand the pain you are going through. My prayer for Chris and the family as well, is that the Lord will be with you as He continues to be with me. I need to remind myself often that the Lord is near..... He continues to carry me through each day as He will you as well. Prayers for you all. Colleen Ritzi
So sorry to hear the news about Jerry. What a great person and a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed. Brenda and I will are thinking about you all.
LaMonte and Brenda Rothrock
Sending our deepest sympathies to the Tobias family from Dave and Lorri Daugherty
Our thoughts and prayers are with each family member. I know your hearts are broken. May you find strength In each other and in God. May your memories bring a smile to your face until you meet again
Today is the beginning of a difficult journey of saying goodbye. We will walk beside you as you grieve, supporting you in both sadness and the joy of memories.
Fillmore Central Football Team
My deepest sympathies to all. Jerry had a smile and a twinkle in his eyes that would light up the room and a laugh that would make you want to laugh along with him. May Jeremiah 29:11 provide strength and peace. The best is yet to be!
Jerry was a great brother-in-law-in law. We were always after each other who would take care of our mother -in -law. Rest in peace my friend!
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