4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Henderson Barker Funeral Home West Liberty
205 E. Third St, PO Box 46
West Liberty, Iowa, United States
Monday, February 25, 2019
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 West Sixth St.
West Liberty, Iowa, United States
Memorials May Be Made To:
John Hobbs Memorial Fund
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Dave D'Epagnier posted a condolence
Thursday, March 14, 2019John was aces. One of the best at CTI and LMCT. I enjoyed working with him. Super calm, deliberate, and a fair guy that was very good at what he did.
Allen Hankla posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 12, 2019John and I started at Coherent Technologies on the same day in 1998. We shared an office for several years. I considered myself lucky during this time because we got along so well, shared enough interests to have something in common, but were different enough to learn from each other. John's priority was doing a quality job, making sure the lasers he built would meet spec from the time he let them out the door until well into the future. However, his top priority was that people were treated right. I always respected the way he would stand up for himself and for other people during difficult times. I will miss you, John.
Dale Bruns uploaded a photo
Friday, March 8, 2019
Anne Chernushin Sibell posted a condolence
Friday, March 8, 2019John will be missed by his colleagues. His calm de-meaner coupled with a smile met every optic and technology challenge with grace. Taken from this world too soon.... can only guess that he is busy now fine tuning optics to shine light to us from another angle. Godspeed John.....Not everyone was slated for the extra large corner engineering office at Lockheed...that is the way Lockheed rewarded your fantastic work!
Paul VanHoudt posted a condolence
Friday, March 8, 2019I worked with John on several occasions in CO. He was always professional and got directly to the point. He knew what he was doing but always guided the group with tenderness and skill. God bless you, John. We will miss you.
Traci Steele posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 26, 2019I can't believe it as I saw this today. What a shock. I have often wonder where John was at. He did well for himself. He was always one of the smartest people in the class of 1986. He will be missed. Traci (Morrison) Steele
Ken Ingalls posted a condolence
Sunday, February 24, 2019I remember John from 6th grade. He was a very nice man. RIP John.
Cindy Scharff Thomas posted a condolence
Sunday, February 24, 2019Dorothy and family,So sorry for your loss
Tom and Wendy Rios posted a condolence
Saturday, February 23, 2019Dorothy and family, Very sad to hear of John’s passing. He had quite an accomplished career. Our sincere condolences. Hugs to all, Tom and Wendy Rios
Naomi Lewis posted a condolence
Saturday, February 23, 2019I am thinking of you during this difficult time. May God comfort you in the days ahead as Romans 15:5 says he supplies comfort and endurance. My deepest sympathies to the family of John. I am so sorry for your loss.
Patrisia Magallon posted a condolence
Friday, February 22, 2019We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. With deep sympathy, we share your sorrow, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. May God give you the strength to endure the pain you are going through and may he embrace you and comfort your family during this difficult time."Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'"-John 11:25
Catherine O’Neill Thorn posted a condolence
Friday, February 22, 2019You Want a Physicist to Speak at Your Funeral By Aaron Freeman You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every BTU of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got. And at one point you'd hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell them that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let them know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are their eyes, that those photons created within her/him constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever. And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives. And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly. Amen. Thank you for your kindness, John.
Sandra Messner Veen posted a condolence
Thursday, February 21, 2019I am so sorry to hear of your lose.We grew up together from kindergarten to graduation and lived across the little woods from each other. He will be missed and his family is in my prayers. ..
Brenda Treseder posted a condolence
Thursday, February 21, 2019I’m so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Growing up with him in WL and knowing him was a pleasure. He was always nice and respectful but quiet. Knew him through church as well at St Joseph’s. RIP
Ali posted a condolence
Thursday, February 21, 2019Sincere condolences. I pray the love of Jehovah God help you find strength in the warm embrace of family and dear close friends. 1Thessalonians 5:11 helps us to keep ‘encouraging one another and building one another up’, during your journey through grief. Respectfully,
Michelle Weinard-McKibben lit a candle
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
DIANE SHAY posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 20, 2019so sorry for your loss prayers go out to the family
Riley Millage posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 20, 2019So very sorry to hear of your loss. I was good friends with John growing up. If there is anything you need don’t hesitate to ask.
Evelio Villarreal posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 20, 2019My deepest sympathies to John's family. John and I went to school together kindergarten through high school graduation. The thing I remember most about John was that it was not very hard to get a chuckle or laughter out of him. You will not be forgotten, John!
Barry Willier posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 20, 2019My condolences to all of the family. Very sad to hear about John's passing. I have many fond memories of growing up with John and playing as kids in the neighborhood.
Roy Van Zweden posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 20, 2019Dear family and friends of John, please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God bear you up in your grief. I met John only four weeks before he passed, and I was honored to know him. John's passion for engineering and love and care for others was obvious during the time that I knew him. He was empathetic and caring about my wife's cancer diagnosis and expressed his concerns for her even though he never met her. He was meticulous about explaining all the details of how the systems of his home worked and wanted to share many aspects of his life and hobbies with me. John and I had several pleasant conversations over lunch at his kitchen table. He was so excited to see a moose on his property for the first time last week. John showed a desire to serve others, even as he personally suffered. He selflessly plowed his neighbors driveway for years and will be missed.
Letha and Vince Ottaway posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 19, 2019Dorothy and family, deepest sympathies to you all. I still remember John and my kids sledding all the time. Rely on the memories to sustain you.
Linnet Wainwright lit a candle
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Linnet Wainwright posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 19, 2019Dorothy and Family, Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers !! God Bless, Don and Linnet Wainwright
The family of John William Hobbs uploaded a photo
Tuesday, February 19, 2019