Alexander J. “Alex” Lobner, 96, Vesper, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at House of the Dove, Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 13, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church, Vesper, where the visitation will be from 9:00 am until service time on Monday. Father Nathan will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Kilian’s Cemetery and grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Martens / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Alex was born on May 31, 1922 in the Town of Sherry, Wood County, to James and Anna (Linzmeier) Lobner and graduated from Sherry Public School. He married Margaret M. Weiler on June 11, 1946 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Auburndale, and they were married for 72 years.
The Lobner’s farmed in the Town of Sherry until their retirement in 1990 when they moved to Vesper. While farming, Alex also worked as a logger. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and walking.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret and their children, Tom Lobner, Jim (Melanie) Lobner, Al (Deb) Lobner, all of Wisconsin Rapids, Mary (Tom) Bauer of Loyal, Ron (Sandy) Lobner of Sherry, John (Bonnie) Lobner of Wisconsin Rapids, Ann (Randy) Kleinschmidt of Marshfield and Gerard Lobner of Auburndale. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Lori (Jeff) Klevene, Lisa (Brian) Dupree, Heather (Sean) Bauer, Crystal (Steve) Bathke, Craig (Beth) Lobner, Eric (Lindsey) Lobner, Glen Rucker (Sarah Mannigel), Krista Rucker, Lindsey Rucker (Marcus Gardner), Michelle (Pete) Lang, Jace (Brittney) Lobner, Ryan Lobner, Melissa (Sam) Kayhart and Nathan Kleinschmidt and 15 great grandchildren. He is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Marie Lobner, Elaine Lobner, Joyce Lobner, Violet (Richard) Zable, Shirley Weiler, Sue Weiler, and Jeannie (Tom) Becher and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna (Linzmeier) Lobner, father and mother-in-law, Henry and Elizabeth (Schill) Weiler, a son-in-law, Glenn Rucker, a daughter-in-law, Peggy Lobner, brothers and sisters, Sylvester (Vivian) Lobner, Mildred (Kilian) Altman, Robert (Genevieve) Lobner, Arthur Lobner, Carl Lobner, Francis Lobner and Roseann (Richard) Bassuener and brothers and sisters in- law Lucille (Philip) Lobner, Peter Weiler, Robert Weiler, Joseph (Arlette) Weiler, John Weiler and Henry Weiler Jr.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Stoney River Assisted Living and to the caregivers at the House of the Dove for the care and support given to Alex and to the family.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com