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Ernest “Ernie” Hobbs

September 9, 2017


Ernest (Ernie) L. Hobbs was born October 08, 1923 in Olathe, Kansas, the youngest of 6 children to H.M. and Jennie Eck Hobbs.

Ernie married Peggy P. Glenn on February 27, 1946 in Ottawa, Kansas. They were married for 57 years until her passing on September  20, 2003.

Ernie was a man of many talents. He drove his own truck for many years, and along with his wife Peggy, opened and ran the I-35 motel for 12 years in Newton, Kansas. Together they retired to work at the casinos in Laughlin, Nevada for the next 18 years until her passing. In recent years, Ernie became a well-known poet, sharing his poems both online and with his friends at Presbyterian Manor.

Ernie distinguished himself during his WWII military service. He was part of a team that landed at the Anzio beachhead, and advanced almost 500 miles inland through the enemy held territories of Europe and captured over 2,000 prisoners. He was involved in many European and North African campaigns including Po Valley. He was awarded 4 bronze stars and a Presidential Unit Citation.

Ernie is survived by his three children, Rick and Cheryl Hobbs of Kansas City, MO; Monty and Bonnie Hobbs of Cooper, TX; and Brian and Terry Scott of Newton, KS; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy, his parents, and his 5 brothers and one sister.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, 9-22-2017 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS. 67114




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2 thoughts on “Ernest “Ernie” Hobbs

  1. So sorry to hear of Uncle Ernie’s passing. Have wonderful memories of him & Aunt Peggy while growing up in Ottawa.
    Jim & Beverly Hobbs Cannady

  2. Thinking of the family and remembering my dear friend, Ernie, with love. He was one of a kind and I will miss him. However, I rejoice with him in knowing he’s now with his beloved Angel, Peg!

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