Mary Wobbe

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Mary Jane Wobbe, nee Schoendienst, 91, of Belleville, IL, much loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Dammert Geriatric Center, Belleville, IL.

Mary was born March 31, 1930, in Germantown IL, the sixth daughter of ten children. She was a graduate of Aviston High School and worked as the Cafeteria Director at Althoff Catholic High School, Belleville, IL, for 23 years.

Mary met her husband, Vince Wobbe, in 1947 and on their first date he told her they would marry and have seven children – and they did! Family was everything to Mary and she left all their children and grandchildren with many funny and loving memories.

In retirement she and Vince crisscrossed the country in a custom van and hosted countless family gatherings, especially 4th of July on Stolberg Lake. Mary loved music and singing and was a longtime member of the Sweet Adelines, performing for many occasions and concerts. Flowers were a passion and she spent many hours tending to her garden and arranging flowers for all occasions. She was the family’s biggest optimist.

Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vince; her parents, Herman and Lizzie, nee Robben, Schoendienst; five sisters; and a brother.

Surviving are her children, Michele Snyder, Brad (Laurie) Wobbe, Kevin (Connie) Wobbe, Cindy Bennett, Todd (Toni) Wobbe, Bruce (Michelle) Wobbe, and Candace (Dennis) Shea;
15 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren;
her siblings Bernice (Joe) Ebl, Lucille (Cy) Albers, and Robert (Beverly) Schoendienst;
two brothers-in-law, Frank Arentsen and Bob Wobbe;
and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church Parish, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

“Gott im Himmel”

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, at The Esquiline Retirement Community Chapel, at the Shrine, 726 Community Drive, Belleville, IL, 62223.

 Funeral:  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:15 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, at The Esquiline Retirement Community Chapel, at the Shrine, 726 Community Drive, Belleville, IL, 62223.



12 Comments on Mary Wobbe

Bob & Joyce Dintelmann said : Guest Report Jul 29, 2021 at 5:08 PM

We send our sympathy to Brad, Laurie and all the family. Joyce and Bob

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jim and Sandy Feher said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2021 at 8:00 AM

We're so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of spending time at your parent's lake house. Your Mom was so pleasant and such a beautiful person to be around.

  • Des Peres
  • MO
Vickie (Matychowiak) Elmore said : Guest Report Jun 21, 2021 at 10:53 AM

We are sorry for your loss. We loved Mary as a neighbor. She always treated us like her own.

  • Caseyville
  • IL
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Jun 02, 2021 at 7:45 PM

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was one of my favorite people at St.Augustine Parish. It was so nice to see her at ACHS when I was there. Rest In Peace Mrs. Wobbe.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sue Caudle said : Guest Report Jun 02, 2021 at 11:01 AM

Toni, so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

  • Atwater
  • IL
Linda Nadler said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2021 at 9:27 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss. She was always a nice lady and I'm sure she'll be missed by all who knew her.

  • New Athens
  • Il
Joe Hoff said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2021 at 9:12 AM

Aunt Mary Jane was my godmother. She was always so nice to me as well as my mom and dad who lived in the nursing home at Our Lady of the Snows. She will be missed!

  • Charlotte
  • North Carolina
Jo Ann Hoehn said : Guest Report May 31, 2021 at 8:04 AM

Aunt Mary Jane - what a special lady who made you smile when you were in her presence. She will be missed but I know she is singing in heaven with the other Schoendienst sisters.

  • St. Louis
  • Mo
The Brecknocks said : Guest Report May 31, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Sorry for your loss Bruce we are all thinking of you across the pond. Keep positive as best you can and we look forward to seeing you soon. Love and kisses from us all.

  • London
  • United Kingdom
Nariman Riahi said : Guest Report May 30, 2021 at 4:22 PM

My deepest Condolences to the Wobbe family.

  • Los Gatos
  • CA
Gerry Paneda said : Guest Report May 30, 2021 at 3:59 PM

Our family would like to extend our condolences for your loss.

  • Mountain House
  • CA
Mary Frances Schoendienst Maue said : Guest Report May 29, 2021 at 8:47 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Mary Jane’s passing. I will remember her in my prayers and her family also. Love, Mary Frances

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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