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TeBOCKHORST, Firmin J. "Toby": Died 2000


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The Fairfield Ledger
Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Firmin J. 'Toby' TeBockhorst

Firmin J. "Toby" TeBockhorst, 84, of 301 E. Fillmore Ave., died at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen C. Page officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. A wake service was held Sunday evening at Raymond Funeral Home, with a Knights of Columbus rosary following.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation or to Mass stipends or to the charity of donor's choice.

Mr. TeBockhorst was born Sept. 24, at Richmond, the son of Henry and Clara Escher TeBockhorst. He married Mary Etta Rowley Oct. 23, 1945, at St. Mary Catholic Church.

He grew up in the Richmond and Washington, Iowa, communities and graduated from Washington High School in 1933. He was a radio dispatcher with the Iowa State Communications Division of the Department of Safety for more than 35 years before his retirement. He served in the European theater during World War II and was wounded while serving in France.

TeBockhorst and his wife spent their entire married life in Fairfield.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, VFW and Knights of Columbus, in which he served as grand knight and financial secretary.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Patricia TeBrockhorst of Fairfield and Pamela Fuller of Kimberling City, Mo.; one granddaughter; one grandson; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Lyle TeBockhorst of Rock Island, Ill.; and one sister, Rosemary Graham of Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Colette Burty, Muriel TeBockhorst and Modesta Pieper; and three brothers, Aelred, Omer and Paul TeBockhorst.

(Transcribed for genealogical purposes only. I am of no relation.)


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