November 22, 1929 - November 24, 2014


Eugene “Gene” Fobbe, age 85, of Princeton passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Princeton Elim Home.

Eugene James Fobbe was born November 22, 1929 in Buffalo, MN the son of Clayton and Florence (Doherty) Fobbe. He graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1947. Gene entered the United States Air Force in 1950. He met the love of his life, Gloria Jaunich, during her first teaching job in Maple Lake. They were married on September 10, 1952 at St. Mary’s of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Delano. Gene and Gloria moved to Little Elk Lake in 1988. Gene loved and appreciated nature and enjoyed hunting grouse and deer. He also enjoyed coaching his sons in hockey, baseball and football in the Orono area. Gene was a member of the VFW Post and the American Legion Post #216, both of Princeton. Most of all he adored his 10 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren.

Gene is survived by his children, Beth (Robert), Dan (Diane), Lisa (David), Americo (Alex); grandchildren, Clayton, Catherine, Danielle, Jacob, Paris, Francesca, Angelo, Domenic, Gino, Jason; 6 step-grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Phyllis (Clayton) Decker, Jerry (Karen) Fobbe, Kay (Gary) Weisbrich and Joe (Joan) Fobbe; and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Gene is joyfully reunited with his wife, Gloria; and son, Tony.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am on Monday, December 1, 2014 at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish- North Campus, Princeton, with visitation from 10:00-11:00am at the church.