Dorothy Mae Lober

May 24, 1924 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Dorothy Lober Obituary

Dorothy Mae (Trego) Lober of Rural Blandinsville passed away at 4:57 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Dorothy was born on May 24, 1924 in Kirkwood, Illinois. She was the 5th of 8 children born to Ralph and Ida (Johnson) Trego.
She was preceded in death by her husband Max of 41 years, her parents Ralph and Ida Trego, 2 sisters, Margaret age 2, and Virgi Farr of South Chicago Heights, 5 brothers, Gerald, Dale, Robert Sr., Clyde, and Herbert, 3 nephews, Larry Trego, Robert Trego, Jr., Richard Trego and 2 nieces, Barbara Farr and Kaylene Blanchard.
She graduated of Sunny Ridge Grade School on May 12, 1938 and Media Township Community High School on May 8, 1942, excelling in music, bookkeeping, and advanced math.
Dorothy lived with her aunt Elsie and uncle Carl Edman in her younger years. She married Max Lober at Sciota Methodist Church on January 18, 1953 in Sciota, Illinois.
Dorothy was employed in August 1942 at Raritan Bank after graduating. She rose from Secretary/Bookkeeper to teller position and eventually to the  level of Vice President of the bank. Nice job Dorothy! She then worked for Pearl Grate Service for 21 years and Northwestern Community School District for 36 plus years.
Dorothy grew up in the depression era when money was tight and resources were few. But love was abundant. She led a simple life. She lived thru 3 wars with her brothers.
Dorothy of her own admission was a jack of all trades but master of none. She was a whiz with a jig saw, hammer and a screwdriver. Modern Tech computers and Apple smart phones were not her thing.
She was a true friend to many. She was a giving and spiritual lady.
Belonging to Sciota Rebekah Lodge #95 since 1950. Giving to many charities, volunteering at church and would help her friends and family whenever there was a need.
If you drove by her place and seen her on the ground more than likely she was on her hands and knees getting rid of those nasty weeds she so despised!
Her last years were very interesting as she waited for her Turbine to be erected. After 10 years it finally happened on November 25, 2019 at 3:30 a.m.
Many people helped her along the way including a special niece and her husband Jackie and Bill Davis.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Pastor Beth Nelson and Dan Lybarger officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.
Memorials may be made to Blandinsville United Methodist Church, Blandinsville Fire and Rescue Squad or charity of donor’s choice.
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