James “Jim” Theobald, 78

Published 8:45 am Friday, November 3, 2017

A funeral Mass for James E. “Jim” Theobald, 78, of Rochester, Minnesota, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Church of the Resurrection, 1600 11th Ave. SE Rochester, with the Rev. Martin Schaefer and the Rev. Peter Schuster officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Adams, Minnesota.

James “Jim” Theobald, 78

Jim passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Jim was born on Sept. 26, 1939, in Adams  to Paul and Marie Theobald. He grew up in Adams and attended Adams High School. He married Mary Jane Hovde of LeRoy, Minnesota, on Sept. 2, 1961. They celebrated 56 years of marriage. Together, they had four boys. Jim was employed at Hormel Foods for 35 years. Jim loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed sitting outside and socializing with the neighbors. Jim also enjoyed winters in Mission, Texas, at Fiesta Village.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jane; four sons, Don (Colleen), Greg, Mike, and Pete (Kerri); six grandchildren, Bob, Melissa, Erin, Rachel, Zach, and Anna; one great-grandchild, Kora; three sisters, Elaine (Adrian) Gerber, Gen (Steve) Ulwelling, and Alice (Les) Kiefer; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Catherine Sheeley; and brother, Lawerence (Tex) Theobald.

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Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.