Theodore Hobert Sr.
ORRVILLE , OH- Theodore Kiefer “Ted” Hobert Sr., 82, 11563 Back Massillon Road, Lot 9, was transported to Heaven through death on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at his home after an extended illness.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Berlin Christian Fellowship, with Pastor Tim Troyer officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the church, or one hour prior to the services. Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg. The family suggests contributions be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, in care of the Rev. John Fitch, 7482 Lattasburg Road, Wooster 44691; or Grace Brethren International Missions, P.O. Box 588, Winona Lake, Ind. 46590.
Ted was born June 4, 1922, in Sandusky to Clarence P. and Irma (Kiefer) Hobert and married Dorothy K. Hamm on June 8, 1945. She was transported to Heaven through death on Sept. 6, 2003. Ted then married Hazel Eberly on March 1, 2004. She survives.
Ted and Dort served with Hazel as co-workers in the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship and for more than 20 years had the Chapel on Wheels at the Wayne County Fair. Ted was a graduate and an all-American swimmer at Ohio State University and served as a swimming instructor in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Kauffman Lattimer Drug Co. for about 20 years, after which he was owner/operator and managed Wren Sales & Eternity Christian Bookstore, until retirement.
He was saved by God’s grace at the age of 40 and became a student of God’s Word. He attended Akron Bible Institute and Ashland Theological Seminary. He was active in service to the Lord as a member of First Grace Brethren Church, Wooster and later at Berlin Christian Fellowship. He led Living Water Chapel House Ministries and was a short-term missionary to Jamaica, China, Russia, Mexico and the Philippines.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife, Hazel, are children, Barbara Kathleen Summers of Chambersburg, Pa., Tad Kiefer Hobert Jr. of Dayton and David Kraig Hobert of St. Valier, France; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dick Hobert of Lynchburg, Va.; and a stepdaughter, Pam Myers of Orrville. A brother, John Hobert, died previously.
Additional from Susie:
Hobie’s dad has been in failing health for some time and we decided that once our meetings and camps were over Hobie should go to Ohio to spend time with him. He left for the U.S. on Sunday, October 31st and was able to see Emilie before heading to Ohio. He spent a rich week with his dad, new stepmom, brother and sister. His dad’s health went rapidly downhill during that week, and the day that Hobie left for Washington D.C. his dad passed away. Hobie now plans to go back to Ohio for the funeral and will be coming back to France this Saturday, the 13th. We’re so thankful that the Lord worked things out in such a way that they had this week together. Hobie and Ryan will be driving from D.C. to Ohio with Hobie’s nephew Shawn, who is a fireman in D.C.