Dr. Clifford Tobin

IRON MOUNTAIN – Dr. Clifford D. Tobin, 99, of Iron Mountain, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Freeman’s Nursing Home in Kingsford.

He was born Oct. 29, 1913, in Channing, son of the late William and Molly (Rouse) Tobin. Cliff was a World War II veteran. He served as a dental officer in the 7th army, 66th army infantry Battalion. He served in North Africa, Rome Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.

Cliff graduated from Marquette University Dental School. He served as a dentist in Niagara, Wis., and Iron Mountain.

He is survived by his children, David (Joyce) Tobin, Corrine Tobin, and Jim (Bev) Tobin; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one future great-grandchild, due to be born January 2014.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Lindeman Tobin; four brothers, Bill, Leigh, Robert, and Pat; and three sisters, Eloise, Mary and Anne.

Private graveside services will take place at the Sagola Township Cemetery in Channing.

A celebration of Doc’s life will take place Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. at Freeman Nursing Home.

The family suggests donations in Doc Tobin’s memory be made to a charity of your choice.

A special thanks to the staff at Freeman’s Nursing Home, Dr. Don Jacobs, Dr. Paul Jacobs, and Bev Tobin for their unconditional care during Doc’s past years.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Cliff, or leave a condolence for his family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Cliff’s legacy of life.