Dorothy F. Kober , 85 , of Pacific, passed away April 24, 2021 marking the end of a long goodbye from dementia. Born September 21, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri to Clarence and Dorothea Zweifel. She was united in married to Paul Kober February 27, 1955.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul V. Kober; daughter, Janet Belanger and brother, Clarence Zweifel.
Among her survivors are three children, Jeff Kober and wife Jenny of Pacific, Brian Kober of Pacific, and Connie Singleton and husband Tim of Springfield, MO; siblings, Richard Zweifel and wife Eileen and Joan Zweifel; grandchildren, Stacy Kober-Bleckman, Jason Kober, Shawn Kober, Nathan Kober, Nicolas Kober, Beau Belanger, Brett Belanger, Kyle Belanger, Adam Kober, Brandon Kober, Allison Singleton, Grant Singleton, and Sara Kavanaugh; great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Charlotte Zweifel; other relatives, and friends.
Dorothy dedicated many years of her life as a caregiver putting the needs of others before her own. At 15, her education was put on hold to care for younger siblings after her father was injured. Later in life she balanced a family of her own while being the primary caregiver to others.
During her youth she worked at Washington hospital, as a telephone operator and waitress at Red Cedar, eventually marrying and starting a family. After Paul's army deployment, they moved back to Pacific. In the 1970's they built a home on the Kober family farm on the Old Bend Road. She spent many decades hosting gatherings; her home filled with family and delicious food. In the warmer months, her yard vibrant with flowers and the garden filled with a bountiful harvest. She was no stranger to hard work. She was a farm wife and helped manage Kober's Mobile Home Park for many decades. Dorothy loved garage sales, antiquing, and collecting. She loved creating memories with her family, including traveling across the US in a camper. As a grandma she loaded the car with grandkids and headed to the movies; her gigantic purse stashed with cans of soda and snacks. She advocated many years for a pool. A favorite memory is how she cleverly used the enthusiasm and energy of her family to create whirlpools while ingeniously running with the hand skimmer cleaning the pool at the same time. She loved taking pictures and was the family historian. Dorothy was an active member of Catawissa Union Church for many years. Dorothy's children would like to thank all the family who lovingly gave their time to help Dorothy, especially her sister Joan. We couldn't have done it without all the support.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10 A.M.-12 P.M. at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home, Pacific, with a funeral service beginning at 12 P.M. at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Catawissa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Catawissa Union Church.
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