Leona Hobson

Leona Albertina Hobson, 99, of Staples, passed away June 14, 2016.

A gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. with Pastor Jim Johnson at the Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home, Baxter Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donate to the local food shelf.

Arrangements are by Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home, Baxter Chapel.

Leona was born on June 1, 1917 in Granite Rock Township to Robert and Frieda (Schaffran) Danielowski. She married Roy Hobson in Reno, Nevada on January 13, 1946 and they had four children.

The couple lived in many states on both coasts as Roy was in the Air Force. In 1971 they settled in Lincoln. 

Leona was an aircraft mechanic in California during WWII. She also worked as a cook and a seamstress. She enjoyed spending her time doing crossword puzzles, sewing, crocheting, painting and braiding rugs. She enjoyed her garden and had a homegrown roadside vegetable stand. At one time, she sold produce to Charles Lindberg. She was also active in the Lincoln Ladies Aide.

Leona is survived by  two daughters, Marilyn (Richard) Cardano of Monson, MA and Kathy (Steve) Weulander of Tower; two sons, John (Val) Hobson of St. Paul and Jim (Shellie) Hobson of Motley; four grandchildren: Timothy Weulander, Alicia Cardano, Jessica Hobson and David Hobson and one sister, Betty Johnson of Minneota; 

Leona was preceded in death by her parents; husband and four brothers, Clarence and Ervin (both lost in WWII), Harold and Bob.

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