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John C. Dobelbower

February 10, 1946 - October 10, 2017

John C. Dobelbower, 71, passed away at his home in Muncie on October 10, 2017 after an extended illness.

He was born February 10, 1946 in Anderson, the son of John and Harriet (Mohler) Dobelbower.  John graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Anderson.  He enlisted in the Army, proudly serving his country from …READ MORE

John C. Dobelbower, 71, passed away at his home in Muncie on October 10, 2017 after an extended illness.

He was born February 10, 1946 in Anderson, the son of John and Harriet (Mohler) Dobelbower.  John graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Anderson.  He enlisted in the Army, proudly serving his country from 1966 until 1969.  John earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English from Ball State University.

He pursued his career in academia at Ball State first teaching in the English Department, and then becoming an Academic Advisor in the Honor’s College.  Upon his retirement, the university recognized his excellence in service by awarding him Emeritus status.

John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cynthia Dobelbower; two sisters, Aria Daugherty-Smith, and Teresa Daily; and three nieces, Carmen Hall, Kristen Suter and Sabra Lindzy.

John, a life-long animal lover, requested memorial contributions be made to Animal Rescue Fund (A.R.F.), 1209 W. Riggin Rd., Muncie, IN 47303.

There will be no visitation or services held.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at meeksmortuary.com.

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