Isabel Theobald
October 22, 1938 - December 25, 2020

Isabel Theobald

Isabel Theobald
Oct 22, 1938 - Dec 25, 2020

Isabel Theobald
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Isabel "Isy" Jean Theobald passed away peacefully on December 25, 2020 at the age of 82. Isy was born to Laura and William Mans on October 22, 1938 in Red Wing, MN. Isy grew up with six sisters. She had a great love of dancing and travel.

Isy is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Theobald. She is survived by her four sons, Bill, Steve (Gen), J Paul (Roxanne) and Joe (Lauren) and five grandchildren, Sam, Gus, June, Fitz and Dean.

Isy's strong Catholic Faith and deep love of family and friends are her legacy.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Pax Christi Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

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Mary and Fran Reardon on Jan 2, 2021

So sorry for all of you on the loss of your Mom. Isy was such a devoted Mother and did a super job of raising her four wonderful sons. We have lots of memories of all of you in the neighborhood and playing with our kids. I played cards with your Mom and attended church functions with her. I saw her last at a event in Lake City and have a few friends there who grew up with her in Goodhue. Will cherish her memory.

Mike ott on Dec 31, 2020

Theobald family.....condolences from our family on the loss of your mom. Back- in- the -day I remember coming to your home to play multiple times. Your family, and ours, have been friends for a long long time and we send our sympathy.

Mike Ott and family.

Al and Theresa Gorski on Dec 31, 2020

Sorry to hear of your mother passing. Our condolences to you and your families. We were neighbors and Steve and our son Tim were good friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Al and Theresa Gorski and families

Shirley Jordahl on Dec 30, 2020

Dear Family of Izzy. I will miss her as we had been square dance friends for many years. May you find comfort, peace and strength in this difficult time.
May God Bless You!
Shirley Jordahl

Karen Harney on Dec 30, 2020

Dear Theobald Boys & Families, The Harney Family sends their sincere sympathies to all of you. We have alot of nice memories of your beloved Mom. I am sure you will all miss her deeply. We will be remembering you all in our thoughts and prayers .. Sincerely, The David Harney Family

Wayne and Diane DePoppe on Dec 30, 2020

To Isy’s sons. I think I have only met one of you down by the used table. So sorry about Isy’s passing. She and I went once to Sargents to purchase trees for the back yard at Realife. She was so into dancing and riding her bike. Always interesting. You have our deepest sympathy. Wayne and Diane DePoppe

Jim and Susie Bartels on Dec 30, 2020

Jim and Susie Bartels
We extend our condolences to Steve and all the Theobald family. I ( Jim) was in the Dominic’s Club with Isy in the ‘60’s and danced with Isy at the meetings. Karen, Richard, Susie ( Bartels) and I had breakfasts together. She was so much fun to tell stories with and laugh with! I talked with her this summer trying to set a time for breakfast but COVID-19 made it not possible. Hugs and sympathy.

Keith & Pat Dillard on Dec 30, 2020

We met Isy through square dancing. She was such a character and will be surely missed in a square. She had a unique sense of humor and was a real fashionista. Our condolences to her family.

Rhonda Sutton on Dec 29, 2020

Rhonda Sutton
Isy, you'll be so missed by many! You've left wonderful lasting prints on many people and I'm really enjoying reading all of these.
We were able to share quite a few times together because of JP and Roxanne, along with your other boys. It was fun with lots of good memories.
Bill, Steve, JP, Joe and family. I'm so sorry for your loss and broken hearts. I hope these treasured stories and all of the beautiful words help carry you in these hard times. As someone else said, she had a nice slow pace. I noticed it, even in her voice when she talked. Her dry sense of humor and her laugh, I won't forget. She was always helpful, interested and willing to participate in all, when we got together, I always felt a chatty bond with her and liked it, she was a cool lady. Rest In Peace, Isy.
With Love, Rhonda
(Roxanne's Sister)

Please know, You all can enjoy her service online through Pax Church.
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You can all see her service online through the Pax Church

Rochester Repertory Theatre on Dec 29, 2020

Isy was a wonderful usher and volunteer for many years at the Rochester Repertory Theatre. She will certainly be missed.

Linda Brockway on Dec 29, 2020

I was fortunate to know Isy from Pax Christi. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to share. She’ll be missed by many at Pax as she was very active at the church. God bless all of her family. Linda Brockway

Chuck and Gloria Brower on Dec 29, 2020

Bill, Steve, JPaul, Joe and families,
We were so sorry to hear of Isy's passing. We were neighbors on Chateau Rd for many years and our boys spent so much time together. We have such great memories Isy was a super sweet, kind lady. May you find peace and strength in the days to come.
Chuck and Gloria Brower

Winnie and BillBean on Dec 29, 2020

We are sorry to hear of Isy's death. We have danced with Isy thru the Silver Treads Square Dance Club for the last four years. We enjoyed dancing with her. What we loved about Isy was her slower pace of doing things
" in her time ". She had a great sense of humor to the point of doing crazy funny things.... thinking outside the box. Due to the pandemic we will not be able to attend her service. Our sincere condolences and thoughts go to her family. Winnie and Bill Bean

Donna Kutzler on Dec 29, 2020

Oh ... I am so sad to think Izzy has past away! We had such fun riding bike together. She was so full of energy that it made me strive to do better..She loved life to the fullest and was very proud of her family. Will always think of her on our bike rides,love, Donna Kutzler

Linda Rouhoff on Dec 29, 2020

Dear Bill, Steve, and Jay,
Condolences from your old Country Club Manor neighbors, the Rouhoffs. We are so sorry to see you lost your Mom on Christmas. She was an awesome lady and a good friend. She was the first to welcome us to the neighborhood. We soon knew if we couldn't find Chad, he was at your house and well taken care of. We were also so happy to have you boys at our home. I hope happy memories and time together will comfort you at this sad time. Linda Rouhoff

Marie Goihl on Dec 29, 2020

My first Holy Bible was a gift from Isy in 1985. Now I have my graduate degree in Biblical Theology!

Douglas Abrahamson on Dec 29, 2020

I have square danced with Izzy since 2011. I will miss her at the Silver Treads.

Pam Deutsch on Dec 29, 2020

So sorry for your lose
It was a privilege and pleasure to know your Mom
Love to you all
Pam Deutsch-Bargfrede

Ken and Sandy Wagner on Dec 29, 2020

We are saddened upon hearing of Isy's passing. We live just down the hall from her at ReaLife Cooperative senior living. Isy was a really classy lady who was fun to be with and talk to. We remember her dancing up a storm at the old Playmore Ballroom. We square danced with her also. We saw her at daily mass often. She was always smiling and friendly. We shall miss her and offer our prayers and condolences to her family. Ken and Sandy Wagner

Janice and Harold Lien on Dec 29, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss of Izy. We worked with her for the past 25 years at the Mayo Civic Center and have so enjoyed her friendship. She was such a kind lady and such a classy lady. Comfort and peace to you all. Harold and Janice Lien

Maureen Weber on Dec 29, 2020

Izy was one of the most lovely and sweet person I have ever known . She was on many committees at PAx during my years working there. She was part of the Women’s Group, the Funeral Luncheon Group, every morning setting up the altar prior to Mass , she was a Eucharistic Minister and I’m sure there are many others I am missing. Her and I became close and both of us woukd go bike riding in the weekend to go to the Farmers Market together we’d spend an hour or two just walking to make sure we saw everything before we bought to fit in our bike baskets and then we’d have lunch down there on the picnic tables before our bike ride back. Oxy woukd have me over to lunch at her darling apartment at Real Life and Ginger Davis , I and Izy would go to lunch often at Michaels we’d always look for a reason to go besides Birthdays and Celebrations we’d go everytine I coukd get an hour away from work. I will never ever forget her! She was like a second mom to me and we had soo many laughs together. Most of our time was spent laughing she always had such a zest for life ! I admired her soo much she sure will be missed. Yesterday when I found out I felt my heart stop for a minute . I just lived her soo much. Izy God Speed I Love you and I hope there is bike riding in Heaven and sometime I’ll join you and you can show me all the new routes you found . Maureen Weber

Connie Fournier on Dec 29, 2020

Guys, Tom and I are heartbroken at your mom's passing. She was one special lady. She did a fantastic job of raising you guys! I've always admired her and love you guys. She and I had a long talk last fall as we met, her on her bike and me walking along West River Rd. We always had the best chats at Pax and wherever we'd bump into each other! She was full of love and full of life. I will miss seeing her and our great chats. Our deepest sympathy. We so wish we could be there for her service. Connie & Tom

Terri Pederson on Dec 28, 2020

Bill,Steve,JPaul and Joe,
So sorry for the loss of your Mom! I Love my Aunt Isy, she was a fun Auntie who I Adore so much! My Heart goes out too you guys. Sending you prayers and Hugs. Love ❤️ you all !!! Heaven gain a Beautiful Angel 😇

Denise Jacobson on Dec 28, 2020

Bill, Steve, Jay Paul, and Joe,
So sorry to hear about your Mom! She was always one of my favorite aunts. Always upbeat and having fun! A bundle of energy!
I won’t g be e able to attend the funeral on Wednesday, but know that I’m thinking about you and sending hugs for all of you!
Denise (Millard) Jacobson

Mary Lou Hindal on Dec 28, 2020

We had a good time when she came to Phoenix a few years ago; we went shopping and had lunch. Her apartment was down the hall when I was there in the summer. Sympathy to her sons!

Teri Prasil on Dec 28, 2020

She was a beautiful lady. Sorry for your loss you have gained a special guardian angel.

Donna Drews on Dec 28, 2020

Really, really nice of the best. I worked with Izy at the Civic Center, and she was always friendly, helpful, and a delight to be around. You have my sympathy and are in my prayers. God bless...

Chris and Jackie Stenzel on Dec 28, 2020

We first met Isy at a Those Guys softball game cheering on Steve and JP. We always enjoyed Isy's company and looked forward to hearing about her travel adventures. Isy will always be admired for her zest for life. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to Bill, Steve, Gen, JP, Roxanne, Joe and Lauren.

Lois Leuth on Dec 28, 2020

Family of Isy Theobald-
I am so sorry of your loss. What a Beautiful Person.
I have you all in my prayers for peace comfort and strength.
God Bless
Lois Leuth

Deborah Langer on Dec 28, 2020

Bill, Steve, Jay Paul and Joe,
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your mother. Please accept my condolences.
Debbie (Millard) Langer

Judy Trousdell on Dec 28, 2020

I met Isy first through the Cycling Sisters group where she was a bundle of energy and fun to share with all of us. Her good spirits will be missed on our summer rides as well as the other activities the group has done. She also was an inspiration as I can only hope I am as active as she was at her age.



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