Kenneth E. “Ken” Hobbie 91, of Mt. Zion, IL passed away at 11:01 a.m., Friday, October 15, 2021, with his wife by his side.
A service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in Concordia Lutheran Church, Decatur. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 am Wednesday morning at the church. Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion is assisting the family with services. Burial will be Witt Cemetery, Witt, IL. The family will meet for a procession to the graveside at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Nokomis, IL. Memorials may be made to the Concordia Lutheran Church. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at dawson-wikoff.com.
Ken was born January 8, 1930, in Pana, IL the son of Herman and Anna (Rankin) Hobbie. He married Delores Auld on November 4, 1950. They would have celebrated seventy-one years of marriage this year. Ken retired from Firestone Tire Company in 1992. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church.
Surviving is his wife: Delores of Mt. Zion; daughter: Pam Pickowitz of Long Creek; son: James Hobbie (Amy) of Crowley, TX; brother: David Hobbie (Carol) of Hillsboro, IL; grandchildren: Angie Morrison (Shane) of Wapella, IL, Brian Pickowitz (Janelle) of South Bend, IN, Max Hobbie of Fort Worth, TX, and Sam Hobbie of Los Angeles, CA; great-grandchildren: Brielle and Brylie Morrison, Olivia, Nora, and Stella Pickowitz.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and three sisters.
Ken never knew a stranger and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.