Monica Jean Plombon-Tobey, 46, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 15, 2022. She
was born on December 15, 1975, to Gene and Donna in Hutchinson, MN. Monica graduated
from Mt. Iron-Buhl High School in 1994, and then received her bachelor’s degree from Mankato State.
Her career as a social worker involved helping people with daily needs, especially housing. On
September 10, 2020, she was united in marriage to Cliff Tobey. Together they enjoyed traveling
and being outdoors. Among her hobbies were working in her vegetable garden, making
phenomenal meals, cheering on the Vikings, enjoying girls' weekend, and being secretary at the
curling club. Most importantly, she loved being a mother to her sons.
Monica is survived by her husband Cliff; her sons Mason Hill and Brody Hill; stepdaughter Ally Hill and her daughter Anna Hill; her mother and
stepfather Donna and Dick Marks; her stepmother Cheri Plombon; brothers Mark Plombon and
Casey (Jessica) Plombon with nieces Zoe and Tia; father-in-law Leland Tobey; and many
special relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Plombon.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 29, 2022, at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing with
visitation at 10:00AM and service at 11:00AM. Reception will be immediately following at the
Kinney-Buhl Senior Center in Buhl. Burial will be in the Buhl Cemetery at a future time.
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