Lester “Al” Shobe



Lester Allen “Al” Shobe of Trafalgar, Indiana, died at home on May 18, 2021. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana 8/24/44. He was preceded in death by his parents Luster and Martha Shobe, son Samuel Shobe, and sister Judy Shobe of Noblesville. He is survived by his wife (Rosa) of 30 years, brother Don Shobe of Acton, and children; Randy (Mary) Shobe, Bill (Teresa) Shobe, Lorie (Ed) Hacker, Nicholas Shobe, Zachary Shobe, stepchildren Mike (Lori) Doan, Adam (Cindy) Doan, and Jarl (Sandy) Smith. He has 19 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Warren Central High School. His military service included active duty as a Marine, combat in Vietnam, and retirement after 20 years in the Army National Guard. He was a welder and retired from Prax Air. Al was loved and known by many. His hobbies included hunting, motorcycles, banjo, harmonica, gold prospecting, fishing, golfing, and raising mules. He loved to cook and lived a full life. The local kids knew him as the “scooter man”. He loved to tell stories, had a great sense of humor, and never met a stranger. He told us to “stay out of trouble”, “keep your powder dry” and “don’t take any wooden nickels”. He will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life service will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lord’s Locker 106 E Pearl St, Trafalgar, IN 46181.

Arrangements: Indiana Funeral Care/Greenwood Chapel

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