Dorothy  Hobbs Kunkel

Obituary of Dorothy Jean Hobbs Kunkel

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West Liberty, Iowa

Dorothy Jean Hobbs Kunkel, 83, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County.

Funeral mass will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, West Liberty. Memorials may be made to: Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County.  Online condolences may be made to the family at

Dorothy was born September 27, 1938 in Colfax, Iowa the daughter of John and Minnie (McCasland) Dick. She was a graduate of Colfax High School in 1956 and Mercy School of Nursing in 1959.                          .

On August 31, 1959 she was united in marriage to Donald Hobbs in Colfax, Iowa. Dorothy and Don had lived in Newton and St. James, Minnesota before moving to West Liberty in 1971. They had owned and operated Hobbs Feather Company from 1962 until Dorothy’s retirement.  Following the death of Don in 1992 she later married Gene Kunkel on September 30, 1994.

Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; she enjoyed nature, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and Jeopardy, and most importantly her family.

Survivors include four children: Teresa "Terri" (Craig) Ford of Tipton, David Hobbs of Buffalo, NY, Kathryn (Bob) Bader of Buffalo, NY, and Jennifer Hobbs of Davenport. 7 grandchildren: Stephanie Ford of Tipton, Kari Gregg of Cedar Rapids, Donovan Bader of San Jose, California, Alimamy Bader of Buffalo, NY, MacKenzie Burns of Buffalo, NY, Isatu Bader of Davenport and Hannah Bader of Buffalo, NY, 3 great grandchildren: Emree, Matthias and Hudson. Step Children: Greg (Virginia) of Solon, Duane (Connie) of Solon, Mitch (Ann) of Solon, Rodney (Rita) of Savage, MN, Brian (Laurie) of Cave Creek, AZ, and Brad (Julie) of Solon Brother: Donald Dick of California, Missouri and a sister: Donna (Juan) Arauz of California, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband’s Donald Hobbs and Gene Kunkel, son John and a daughter Kay Rude.



5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Henderson Barker Funeral Home West Liberty
205 E. Third St, PO Box 46
West Liberty, Iowa, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 West Sixth St.
West Liberty, Iowa, United States

Memorials may be made to: Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County

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