Kim S. Shobe, 67
Shoreview, formerly of Sartell
July 12, 1955-Feb. 22, 2023
Kim S. Shobe, 67, of Shoreview, Minn., died Feb 22 at the University of Minnesota Hospital.
A memorial get-together will be held at a later date.
Kim was born on July 12, 1955, in Minneapolis, to Kenneth Shobe and Katherine Sartell. She graduated from Sartell High School as an honor student in 1973, and received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Cloud State University. Shobe worked for Control Data in sales in Minnesota and Chicago. In 1991, she underwent a lung transplant, then later returned to school, receiving her master’s degree in business at St. Thomas University, St. Paul. In 1993, Shobe became a sales representative for Advanced Information Resources Ltd. in California, selling ACBS, computer lending software, to the big banks in the United States and Europe. She retired in 2002. In 2021, Shobe was placed on the kidney transplant list at Mayo Clinic. She lost her battle to chronic kidney disease on Feb. 22.
Shobe was a strong, beautiful, generous, artistic, hard-working, intelligent, fun and opinionated woman. In her earlier years she loved to dance, and enjoyed art, music, movies, gardening and politics. Shobe held dear her family and friends, and always looked forward to being with them. She especially liked to travel, buying a TAB trailer and attending several rallies across the Midwest. She loved attending the Minnesota State Fair, inviting everyone she knew to go with her.
Survivors include the following: an uncle Ripley B. Sartell Jr., and aunt Suzanne Able, both of Arizona; aunt Donna Manske, Minnesota; cousins Michele Manske (Brett) Rolstad and Odin, Oregon, Wis.; Staci Manske, Santa Barbara, California; Shawn (Carla) Manske, Ripley B. Sartell lll, Kindel (Sartell)(Terry) Tyner, Taylor and Korey Manske, Sara and Marcus Borom, all in Arizona; Dean Slyter, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Diane Slyter, Ruthton, Minn.; Dan Slyter, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and many cherished friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents; maternal grandparents Ripley B. and Elizabeth (Eike) Sartell; paternal grandparents Deo (Pat) and Edna (Pieper) Shobe; aunt DeeDee (Sartell) Manske; uncle Tom Manske; aunt and uncle Phyllis (Shobe) and Bill Slyter; and cousin Scott Manske.
Shobe’s family and friends are donating a Legacy bench to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, to be placed by the grandstand, where she often enjoyed a nice, well-needed break. Our hope is that others may have a bench to rest on, a place to enjoy, as well.
Services were provided by the Cremation Society of Minnesota.