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May 13, 2013

S. Oliver ‘Bud’ Tobias

Nov. 18, 1931 - May 10, 2013

S. Oliver “Bud” Tobias, 81, Elwood, died Friday, May 10, 2013, surrounded by his family at his residence following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Madison County, the son of Verl and Hazel (Hogwood) Tobias.

Bud was a farmer and heavy equipment operator all of his life, and retired in 1993. He served his country for two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea during the Korean War. He married Wilda M. Graff on April 2, 1954.  

Bud was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 103, the Marion Masonic Lodge, where he achieved the level of 32nd-Degree Mason, and formerly the Shriners Club. He was also a member of the Fairmount American Legion and formerly the Moose Lodge.  

Bud was an avid college basketball fan, and especially enjoyed spending the winter months at his home in Apache Junction, Ariz. He was a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and provider for his family. He will be remembered for being a very hard-working individual who truly enjoyed farming.

Bud’s family includes his wife of 59 years, Wilda M. (Graff) Tobias, Elwood; two daughters, Sherry (husband Mick) Everling, Swayzee, and Bonnie (husband William) Spears, Sharpsville; son, Rod (wife Anita) Tobias, Elwood; five grandchildren, Amy (husband Jeff) Moore, Skyler Tobias, Kyle Tobias, Toby Everling and Kurt Tobias; four great-grandchildren, Jalyn Moore, Ashlyn Moore, Madelyn Moore and Jebediah Moore; two sisters, Verlena (John) Jones, Monticello, and Laura Rich, New Waverly, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; and six siblings, Betty, Ethel, Ollie, Mollie, Charles and Clifford.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood, with Jim Stinger officiating. Burial will follow in Knox Chapel Cemetery in Grant County, and will include full military honors by the U.S. Military and the VFW and American Legion Honor Guard. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.copherfeslermay.com.

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