Gary W. Tobin, 73, of Marysville, KS, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his home north of Marysville.
Visitation was Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 21 at Kinsley Mortuary. Pastor Donnie Stuart officiated.
The pallbearers were Ron Jacques, Jim Lange, Dennis L’Ecuyer, Rick Meinecke, Chris Kloppenberg and Bob Kloppenberg.
The honorary pallbearers were Jeff Jenkins, Ron Lange, Jim Lindeen, Vance Meinecke and Paul Oldehoeft.
Burial was in the Marysville City Cemetery.
Gary was born September 29, 1938 at Highland, KS, son of Harvey Warren and Flossie Mae (Sparks) Tobin. At the age of six he moved with his family to Marysville. He attended Marysville schools and graduated from Marysville High School in 1956.
Gary served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Hawaii. While on leave he married Opal Lange, of Morrowville, KS, on June 26, 1958. They lived in Hawaii until being called home when his father was killed in an accident. Gary went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor and retired in 1994.
Together Gary and Opal owned and operated the Exotic Birds Farm north of Marysville.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Judy Mayer; and three brothers, Harvey W. Tobin, Jr., Dale Jenkins and Lowell Jenkins.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Opal; sister-in-law, Frances Jenkins, Topeka; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.