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Mildred (Millie to her many friends), was born in Whitney, NE to Marcellus and Ellen (Anderson) Jacobs. She was the youngest in her family with 3 brothers and 5 sisters. They all called her “Babe” and the nickname has stuck to this day, through the generations.

Her family relocated 9 times before she was 10 years old. Crisscrossing the country, they finally ended up in Kimball, NE (for a while).

Mildred graduated from Kimball High School in 1946. On August 14, 1947, she married Duane Tobler in Kimball, NE. They were married for more than 72 years. Mildred and Duane raised their 4 children in D...


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