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Max Gene Jobe Jr.

1952 - 2020

On December 25, 2020, Max Gene Jobe Jr. loving

son, father, and grandfather passed away

unexpectedly in his home at age 68. Max was born

in Toledo, Ohio on March 3, 1952, to Max Sr. and

Betty (Stapleton) Jobe. In 1958 Max Sr. married

Margaret Lamming and together they raised Max

in Ida, Michigan. Max attended Ida High School

and graduated in 1970. Max worked for Ford

Motor Company in Maumee, Ohio as an

automation production worker and retired after

30 years.

In April 1976 he married Norma Selfe and had two

children, Heather and Craig Jobe. In May 1990 he

married Marla Vergiels and had two children, Rob

Vergiels and Nic Jobe.

Max was a devoted University of Michigan and Ida

sports follower and could always be spotted in the

stands supporting his children and grandchildren.

He was known for his loud energy and 

occasionally being thrown out of a game when

the referee made a call he didn’t agree with. His

infamous line “take care of the ball” will forever

echo throughout the Ida gymnasium.

One of his favorite pastimes was spending time

with his children and playing with his

grandchildren. His face would light up whenever

he got the chance to talk about his family.