Juanita Nobbe, age 90 of Batesville, Indiana, died Monday, October 24, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born March 3, 1926 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Garnet (Nee: Nickell) and Theodore Dickman. She married Lawrence M. Nobbe on October 17, 1946 at St. Nicholas Church and he preceded her in death June 7, 1988. Juanita was a homemaker and worked in the Cleaning Department from 1978 to 1991 at Hillenbrand Industries, before retiring. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and formerly a member of the Oldenburg Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary.
Over the years, Juanita loved to travel with her husband, Lawrence, and their children. She enjoyed taking a cruise to the Mediterranean, with trips to Russia, Greece and Ireland among her favorites. She was fortunate to be able to travel to every state in the United States. Some of her favorite hobbies were cooking, reading, quilting and sewing. She loved to make baby quilts and hangings for her family and made quilts for each of her children for their weddings. She also would often make and sew wedding attire for her family and friends. She more recently enjoyed watching movies on the Hallmark Channel. Her passion though was her family. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially around the holidays. Juanita was able attend all of her grandchildren’s weddings, even those most recent that were out of state.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Camille “Cam” and Robert Wahman of Batesville, Michelle Nobbe of Brookville, Melanie and Steve Stahley of Oldenburg; son Duane Nobbe of Batesville; daughter-in-law Bea Nobbe of Batesville; sister Helen Nobbe of Batesville; brother Lawrence “Larry” Dickman of Batesville; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons Darwin and Darrell Nobbe, brother Bruce Dickman Sr., granddaughter Lorinda Jansing and great-granddaughter Rebecca Grote.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 26th, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 27th at Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg, with Rev. David Kobak, O.F.M. officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Church Capital Improvement Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.weigelfh.com.