Normal - Dr. Paul G.
Theobald, 90 of Normal, passed away at 10:20 p.m. on Saturday,
December 14, 2013 at McLean County Nursing Home in
Paul was born on December 20, 1922
in East Lawn, IL, a son to Rev. Walter B. And Rachel (McRoberts)
Theobald. He married Josephine L. Fagerburg on February 24,
1946 at First Baptist Church in Bloomington. She
In addition to his wife, Josephine,
survivors include, two daughters, Paula J. (A.J.) Pyka of Lake
Forest, CA, Rebecca L. Theobald of Tucson, AZ; daughter in law,
Lori (Dave) Scott of Normal; Grandchildren, Erin R. (Chris) Wilson
of Canada, Ian A. (Christina) Pyka, Ashley N. (Rizwan) Saatar both
of California, Jordan N. Hodge of Tucson, AZ, Madisen R. Theobald,
Keely R. Theobald and Parker G. Theobald, all of Normal; great
grandchildren, Nolan, Elias and Lincoln Pyka all of California,
Josephine Carla and Gilbert Paul Wilson both of Canada.
Paul was preceded in death by his
parents, and his son, Peter G Theobald, two sisters and two
He graduated from Bloomington high
School in 1941. After high school, he attended Illinois
Wesleyan University for his pre-med education, then attended
University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago. Dr.
Theobald practiced family medicine in Bloomington from 1953 until
retiring in the mid 1990's, serving four generations of
Paul was a member of First Baptist
Church in Bloomington, Bloomington American Legion and the American
Medical Association. He also served as chairman of Airport
Authority for the Bloomington Airport. Dr. Theobald also
served as the first lay board chairman of OSF St. Joseph Hospital
in Bloomington and served as the medical director at the Mitsubishi
Plant in Normal.
Dr. Theobald proudly served his
country in the U.S. Army during WWII as part of the 45th
Portable Hospital Unit, also considered a M.A.S.H. unit. While
serving from 1943-1946, he was stationed in China, Burma and
His greatest love was spending time
with his family and enjoyed attending all of his grandchildren's
activities. Paul also enjoyed many special friends during his
lifetime. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and
enjoyed his time spent flying airplanes. Paul loved his
computer and took classes to learn how to utilize it.
The family of Dr. Theobald would
like to extend a special thank you to the compassionate,
hardworking, and dedicated staff at the McLean County Nursing home
where Paul was a resident. He was part of the original
groundbreaking ceremony for the McLean County Nursing Home in
Funeral service will be held at 11
a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at First Baptist Church in
Bloomington with Rev. Adam M. Davis officiating. Visitation
will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church.
Full Military Rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal
American Legion Honor Guard at the church.
Interment will be at Park Hill
Cemetery in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
directed to LOGOS at First Baptist Church in Bloomington.
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial is assisting the family with
Online condolences and memories of
Paul may be sent to the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.
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