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Stanley "Stan" Tobey - 86

7/28/1933 - 9/2/2019

Tucson, AZ

     Stanley K. “Stan” Tobey, age 86 of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Clinton, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 in Tucson.  Cremation rites will be accorded with a celebration of life to take place at a later date.  Online condolences may be left at


     Stan was born in Carroll County, IL, the son of Floyd and Mabel (Groeharing) Tobey.  He graduated from Scottsdale High School, Scottsdale, AZ in 1951.  He served with the US Navy. Stan married Ruth Ann Nielsen in 1954.  Ruth Ann passed away in 1964.  He later married Vickie Hupp on November 28, 1967 in Omaha.  Stan was employed with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 42 ½ years.  He was a Union Rep and served as the Union’s Secretary.  He also worked for Ford Vending Company.  Stan was a member of the Amvets and Loyal Order of Moose.  He was a Clinton Junior Baseball coach for 25 years and had coached the Plaza Bowl women’s softball team.  Stan enjoyed fishing, bowling, camping, gardening and golfing.  He rode in RAGBRAI a couple of times and after moving to Tucson enjoyed helping others around the retirement center.


     Stan is survived by his wife, Vickie; 4 children, Cindy Tobey of Savanna, Dale Tobey, Sherri Tobey and Brenda (Corey) Tobey Ready all of Clinton; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Linda (Bill) Woods of Fort Collins, CO and 2 brothers, Wayne (Marian) Tobey of Loveland, CO and Gene (Marilyn) Tobey of Tucson.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Debbie Tatelman.

Celebration of Life:

Cremation rites will be accorded with a celebration of life to take place at a later date.


  • Lory Broadrick-Rickertsen

    on 09/05/19

    My sincere condolences to you all. I was Debbie's childhood friend and met Stan at a very young age. He was a very pleasant man.
  • Clair A. Tobey

    on 09/06/19

    Condolences on Stan's passing. He touched many lives in a positive manner, especially coaching the youth of Clinton.
  • Mike Filitti

    on 09/08/19

    I was sorry to hear about Stan’s passing.  I have known Stan since I was 10 years old.  I played for Stan on the minor league Yankees.  Stan was a true inspiration to me as a young man because of his patience, kindness and sense of humor.  I still to this day talk about my little league years and my coach Stan Tobey to my grandkids that are now playing little league.  

    This wasn’t my only connection with Stan.  I also worked 25 years with Stan as I entered adulthood at the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.  He was still that great guy that I remembered from my childhood and enjoyed our relationship.  I have many great memories of all the time we spent together as a child and an adult.

    Stan touched many lives and I for one am glad that I knew him and he was a mentor of mine.

    My thought and prayers are with Vicki and his family.  Rest In Peace Stan.  You will always be remembered.

    Mike Filitti

    Stan touché

  • Ed Krick

    on 09/09/19

    My condolences on hearing of Stan`s passing. I will always remember Stan as one of the best coaches i ever had growing up. I was also a former 3 time city champ Yankee back in the late 60`s and still give my old buddies a hard time about it because of Stan`s great coaching. He was also just a great guy to be around.I have not seen Stan in quite a few years but hopefully I`ll see him again someday and reminisce about the old little league days. Rest in peace Stan. 

  • Tom Lange

    on 09/11/19

    Stan coached me, he was a great guy.  Always fair and would enjoy teaching us boys.  He will be missed.

  • Dale Wiersema

    on 09/11/19


    My Condolences.

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Stan - knew Stan as Tobey's big brother.

    I remember the times we met at Smith Oil Terminal.

    Rest in peace Stan



  • Barb Adams

    on 09/11/19

    Vicki and family, I am so sorry to hear about Stan's passing! Always had a smile on his face! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Barb
  • Vicki Morris

    on 09/14/19

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Vicki and her family at this time of loss. We wish her and her family comfort and healing in the days again. Stan was a wonderful person who surely leaves behind many happy memories for all of us. Blessings, Ed and Vicki

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