Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


March 19, 2013

Elmer J. Nobbe, 96

Greensburg — Elmer J. Nobbe, 96, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.

Born Feb. 18, 1917 in Hamburg, he was the son of Joseph and Frances (Cord) Nobbe.

Elmer was a lifelong farmer and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific Islands.

He was a lifetime member of the Greensburg V.F.W.

He was married to Luella (Haskamp) Nobbe at St. Anne’s Catholic Church May 6, 1942 in Hamburg, and she preceded him in death Dec. 5, 1981.

Elmer is survived by nine children: Gary (Lois) Nobbe, Joan (Dale) Greiwe, Nancy (Mike) Cuskaden, Tim (Kathy) Nobbe all of Greensburg; Deborah (Don) Clarkston of Franklin; Norma Nobbe of Batesville; Jeanne (Mike) Daniel of Morgantown; Deidra (Richard) Cuskaden and Kathleen Power, also of Greensburg. He is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and two sisters: Rose Denning of Denver, Colo., and Bernadine (Don) VanGeison of Battle Creek, Mich.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Roman, Leo, Lawrence, and Ralph Nobbe, and also Clement and Clarence Nobbe in infancy; one sister, Philomena Bogeman, and one granddaughter, Krista (Nobbe) Eldridge.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, with a rosary service starting at 1:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg, Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Burial and military graveside rites will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.

Memorials may be made to the Krista Nobbe Eldridge Scholarship Fund, Hospice of Decatur County, or St. Mary’s Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


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