OBITUARY

Mark J. Nobbe

October 5, 1950September 15, 2021
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Lifelong Connersville resident Mark J. Nobbe, 70, died Saturday, September 15, 2021 at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.

Mark was born to Harry H. and Mary L. Welch Nobbe on October 5, 1950 in Connersville. He attended Short High School, graduating with the class of 1969. Mark enlisted in the United States Army serving three tours in Vietnam and achieving the rank of specialist four. He received several medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sharpshooter (Rifle) and was awarded the Purple Heart, which he respectfully declined. Upon returning from the war, Mark was employed as a telecommunication lineman for GTE, Verizon, and frontier for more than forty years. He married the former Denise McFarland on January 18, 1978 at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Connersville. Mark has served as the County Commissioner for three terms and County council for one term. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, and was an advocate for the following programs: Future Farmers of America, Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Research Hospital, and Boys Town. Mark enjoyed watching the Green Bay packers, farming, fishing and spending every possible minute with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his wife of forty-three years, Mark is survived by his sons and their wives: Gabe and Megan Nobbe of Connersville, Caleb and Amy Nobbe of Fishers, Gideon and Kaela Nobbe of Plymouth, Solomon and Lindsay Nobbe, Jed Nobbe all of Connersville; daughters and their spouses: Andrea and David Wilson of Shelbyville, Esther and Joshua Tincher, Rachael Nobbe and her fiancé Christian, all of Connersville; honorary children: Richard Corum, Brian Edgecomb both of Connersville; brothers: Don and Tammy Nobbe of Richmond, Melvin Nobbe of Clifton, Tony and Rhonda Nobbe of Richmond; sisters: Beth Moore of Soda Springs, Idaho, Marilyn Nobbe of Richmond, Kathy Shepard of Connersville; twenty grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mark is preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4:00p.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Showalter Blackwell Long, Myers Chapel, Connersville with Shawn Tipton officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may visit the funeral home from 1:00p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Future Farmers of America.

Services

  • Military Honors

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • Visitation for Family & Friends

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Jill Yaryan

September 26, 2021

Denise and family,
Words can't truly express how sorry I am for your loss. The kindness, compassion and genuine interest Mark showed everyone was one of a kind. He made us feel important and always brought smiles and a lighter heart. I have missed his conversations checking on how things were going when I was working in the Auditor's office.
I am so sorry that I wasn't able to be with you during this difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything.

Rant and Maria Anderson

September 21, 2021

Denise and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Rachel Hughes

September 21, 2021

Thoughts and prayers from the Hughes family.

Bonita S. Zumbrun

September 21, 2021

Mark and I were classmates and grew up in Cottage Grove. I am sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers are with all of the family.

Debbie Cooper

September 21, 2021

Denise and family, Our hearts hurt for all of you. Mark was a kind and gentle soul. A family man with a love for the land. A neighbor with a warm welcome. Your children are a tribute to his values. A good friend to have and a kind stranger to meet. We will always remember him with fondness. If there is anything we can do, you know we are close. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike and Debbie Cooper

Justin Leising

September 21, 2021

I seen Mark just a month or so ago in here at work. He was sitting at the parts counter as i walked through. We talked for a few minutes about needing some rain for the hay and how dang expensive parts where getting. He made it a point to holler at me just about ever time he seen me. He was a kind man and it didn't matter how much time had went by to ask me how I was doing and about my family. He was someone that no matter how much time went by met you with a smile and a joy to inquire about your life. We all lost a good friend in Mark. To the kids I am truly sorry for your loss, no words can make this easier. Denise I am praying for you in this time. I am here if their is anything I can do.

Adrian Ellis

September 20, 2021

I've known Mark for years, and his passing hurts. Mark was always kind, concerned and had the best interest of all in his heart. Always a good word and most important, he let you know he cared about you. When my brother was stricken with Cancer, out of knowhere I get an email from him showing his deep concern. That touched me deeply, I had no idea he knew. That made his thoughts even more special.
The last time I saw Mark was last week when I pulled into the parking lot. Mark was leaving but a wave and big smile caught my attention. No matter where you saw him, he made you feel important and that you as a person matter.
He was one of the few that would go to the grocery with his wife, stop talk to you and no doubt, before that conversation ended, you laughed and had smiles that lasted the rest of the day.
We all know our time on this earth is limited and somehow, deep in out minds, we somehow think people will live forever. Mark passed unexpectedly and the realization that he is gone covers me like a cloud. That's just more evidence of what a great man he was and how much I will miss him.
We see a lot of politicians come and go, some just doing their job and a select few that are there for us all, the people. Mark Nobbe, Dale Strong, and Dale Munson are three men that fit that description, they care. It's not just a seat, but for the right ones, it's a position to do good for the county and I'm proud to say these guys care.
I've known all three and their families for years. Their hearts are seen through their actions and their families prove they are real.
I always joked with Mark about his beard and tried to match him but my beard just wouldn't cooperate, so he beat me every time.
Life has its own schedule and timeline. I'm proud to have known him on this journey through life and pray for his family, the love he gave was obvious and that means their pain is deep. God bless you my friend and may God hold you in his arms on your journey home, rest in peace.

Amy Engle

September 20, 2021

Whitewater Adult Education wishes to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Mark Nobbe. We are thinking of you and will be available to help you as you work through these feelings of loss and sadness.

Donna Handley

September 20, 2021

What a great gentleman Mark was. He was a wonderful dad, husband, and grandfather. I can remember times I was at their home and you had great laughs, conversation and always some antics going on. what a great time I had there.

Angela Ruf

September 18, 2021

I was so very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. You are in my prayers.

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