Fr. James E. Von Tobel, S.J. (CDT)

March 31, 1936 - September 23, 2016

Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. James E. Von Tobel, S.J. (CDT), who died at 11:45 a.m. (EDT) on Friday, September 23, 2016, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 80 years old.

Jim was born on March 31, 1936 in Detroit. Before entering the Society, Jim graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in 1954. He entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 1, 1954 at the Milford Novitiate in Milford, Ohio. He was ordained on June 14, 1967.

He taught Latin and religion at St. John's Jesuit High School in Toledo for a year before being called into service for his brother Jesuits at Colombiere Center. He served the Jesuit community in several ministries in the Archdiocese of Detroit, and the dioceses of Cleveland, Marquette, Gaylord and Winona.

While the Funeral Mass is occurring at Gesu Church in University Heights, Ohio, a wake service will take place at Colombiere Center in Clarkston. A burial service will immediately follow the Memorial Mass at Colombiere Center.

The funeral arrangements for Father Von Tobel include:

Wake Service and Funeral Mass
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
Wake: 2-5 p.m. | Funeral Mass: 7 p.m.
Gesu Church - Marian Chapel
2470 Miramar Blvd
University Heights, OH 44118-3821

Memorial Mass
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
11:15 a.m.
Colombiere Center
9075 Big Lake Road
Clarkston, MI 48346-1015

Condolences may be sent to:

Schell House Jesuit Community
2520 Miramar Blvd
University Heights, OH 44118-3821

David Loewen (cousin)
40238 Kristen
Sterling Heights, MI 48078

Bernadette Schmidt (cousin)
27418 Grant
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Virginia Karolak (cousin)
35907 Pinetree
Livonia, MI 48150