Farming Rural 08

Larry D. Hobson

March 17, 1935 ~ December 3, 2020 (age 85)


Larry Hobson Obituary         

  The services will be livestreamed on the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Homes face book page at 10AM on Tuesday and will be available for viewing on the website following the services.    THE PUBLIC VISITATION IS 1 PM UNTIL 7 PM, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020 AT THE FUNERAL HOME, SCANDIA, KS.   PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.    EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THE GRAVESIDE AT 10 AM ON TUESDAY.

     Larry Dean Hobson, son of Leverett and Lillian (Woods) Hobson was born March 17, 1935 in Hill City, KS.  He passed from this life on December 3, 2020 at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior, NE at the age of 85 years, 8 months, and 16 days. 

     Larry attended elementary schools in Republic, Salina, and Scandia where his father managed lumber yards.  He graduated from Scandia High School in 1953.  Larry started farming at the age of 17, first as a farmhand learning the trade and then out on his own.  He shared his passion for farming with others and led by example while instilling good work ethics.  He was one of the first farmers in Republic County that rotated corn ground into soybeans 59 years ago.

     He was united in marriage to Patsy Ann Nelson on July 27, 1952.  To this union five children were born:  Gary Dean, twins Jane Ann and Judy Ann, Richard Dean and Ryan Dean.

     Larry was a 32nd degree Mason of Scandia Lebanon Masonic Lodge #221.  He enjoyed being a member of ISIS Shriners Blue Patrol and The Scottish Right of Salina.  He was also generous in serving his community as a board member of the Farm Service Agency, Rural Water District #1, Kansas Farm Management, Courtland Township, Concordia Full Gospel, and the Scandia Museum.  He took great pride in supporting the Scandia and Courtland communities.

      Larry was a good neighbor and friend to all.  Upon retirement, Larry and Pat enjoyed camping, watching the grandchildren’s activities, and fishing trips with his sons.  Larry enjoyed history, collecting and selling antiques, attending county fairs, and driving his International H tractor in area parades. 

      He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers  Alfred and Wymann Hobson, sister Vesta Sankey, and son-in-law Steven Headrick.

      He will be forever remembered by his wife Patsy of their home, son Gary and wife Bonnie of Colony, KS, daughter Jane Headrick of Superior, NE, daughter Judy and husband Steve Freed of Abilene, KS, son Richard and wife Mary Kay of Scandia, KS, son Ryan and wife Diane of Chatham, IL, 16 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.

      Larry leaves this life as an incredible man who impacted many lives in his 85 years and he will never be forgotten.  He will always be known for his kind heart and showering that kindness on others.

     Graveside Funeral Services will be held  10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the Riverview Cemetery, Scandia, Kansas with Pastor Dwight Garman, officiating.

     Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Belleville Masonic Lodge #129, AF & AM with interment to follow.

      Visitation for the public will be from 1 PM until 7 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Scandia, KS.

      Memorials are suggested to the Scandia Museum or the Pike Valley Foundation.

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      The services will be livestreamed on the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Homes face book page at 10AM on Tuesday and will be available for viewing on the website following the services.

       Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Scandia, KS is in charge of the arrangements.

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 Service Program


December 7, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home
324 Kansas Street
Scandia, KS 66966

Graveside Service
December 8, 2020

10:00 AM
Riverview Cemetery
Republic Street
Scandia, KS 66966

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