George Tobin

George Tobin, 75, Minot, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at his home in Minot.

Allen “George” Tobin was born May 2, 1938, in Minot, a son of George T. and Willomina “Minnie” (Klier) Tobin. He was raised and educated in Minot. He attended St. Leo’s Catholic School in Minot for 12 years. He excelled in football and basketball.

In 1957 he moved to Seattle where he worked for Boeing Aircraft. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 25, 1961. He was honorably discharged Sept. 24, 1964. George was proud of his service and of his country. The American flag always flew at his home.

Returning to Minot after his discharge, he went into the clothing business. He was employed with Olson’s, a men’s clothing store, until 1978. A year later, he began working as a factory representative, selling both men’s and women’s clothing. He worked for five national companies, his territory covering five states. He later worked as the manager for the Empire, a movie theater in Minot.

He was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Minot, and his faith meant a great deal to him. He had a good sense of humor, was an observant individual, and had a good knowledge of the history of Minot. He remembered the old downtown where he had worked and enjoyed talking about it. He had a kind and generous heart, and was known for helping others. Model airplanes were a hobby of his, as was feeding the deer that lived near his home. George touched a lot of lives.

Survivors: nephews, Tom (Steffanie) Tobin Jr., Chicago, and Pat Tobin, Le Claire, Iowa; and a cousin, Lance (Patti) Gillis, Westminster, Colo.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Virginia Tobin; and a brother, Tom Tobin Sr.

Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Today, Monday, from 4 to 6 p.m., followed immediately by a vigil prayer service, both at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred to St. Leo’s Catholic Church or Minot Catholic Schools.

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