September 23, 2010 at 9:41 a.m.

William (Bill) Mobeck

William (Bill) Mobeck
William (Bill) Mobeck

William (Bill) Mobeck, son of Charles and Anna Mobeck, was born July 17, 1928 on a farm in Lent Township, Chisago County, and grew up on another farm on North Center Lake. After graduating from Chi High, he worked for Minneapolis Moline before he enlisted in the Army. In his senior year at Bemidji State, he met and later married Mary Peck in 1958, who was teaching at Red Lake on the Indian Reservation. He taught at Walker, MN and then joined Mary to teach at Red Lake. He also taught at Deer River before they moved to Harris in 1962, where he pitched for the Harris Tigers and taught at Robbinsdale Junior High.

Bill was an avid outdoorsman (duck hunting and fishing) and had a passion for sports, but especially fast pitch softball. After 45 years of pitching, he was inducted into the Minnesota State Softball (Fast Pitch) Hall of Fame in 1989. Bill enjoyed maintaining a large, annual veggie garden from which he helped to prepare the family meals. In his fifties, he began biking with his wife on single bikes and a few years later on tandem. They could be seen all over Chisago County and many US states putting on thousands of miles every year. He continued to bike until his death. He worked with the Chisago County Parks and Trails Foundation and was helping with plans for the Swedish Immigrant Trail project. Bill was an active member of Harris First Lutheran and held a quiet faith in God and Jesus Christ.

Survived by; wife Mary; children Rachel (Lloyd) Pierce, North Branch, MN; Frank Mobeck, Hinckley, MN; Andrew (Deanna) Mobeck, Wyoming; Molly (John) Egan, Greenville, WI; grandchildren William Rassman, Los Angeles, CA; Mitchell Rassman, Oneonta, NY; Jeremy Mobeck and Makayla Mobeck, Wyoming, MN; brother Warren (Doris) Mobeck, Sauk Centre, MN and nephews and nieces.


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