John L. Hobbs

May 27, 1940March 29, 2021

Born May 27, 1940 to Ernie and Billy (Cahall) Hobbs in Omaha, NE. John was one of 7 children.

He married Margaret Sudyka on June 24, 1961.

Children: Jeff (Lisa), Theresa (Wayne), Cheryl (Joe), David (Denise), Jane, Mary (Chris), and Tim. He has 18 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren.

After Graduating from South High School, John worked construction with his Dad and brother, Ray. From the mid 70's, he operated Hobbs Sand and Gravel in Cedar Creek, Nebraska. He moved his family there where he loved nothing more than being surrounded by them and wonderful lake-living friends.

John was not a church-going man but had a deep faith in God and upheld a deep moral code and ethics. John was a strong man who hugged all of us with arms and fists of steel, had a marshmallow heart, and always cared for us above himself. He spoke from his heart and always "told it like it was." He was a quiet man, beloved husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend that will be so missed by us all.

John died at home with his loved ones around him. He made the final decisions and told us what he wished for us and himself. He was always the guy who wanted the easy route for us and not himself.

In pain no more, but at peace.

We will all carry his love and cherished memories in our grateful hearts.



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 1, 2021


  • Private Family Burial


John L. Hobbs

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Charlotte Repp

March 30, 2021

Sorry for your loss! I remember Marge working at the post office & John’s construction in Cedar Creek. Good times!

Deb Young

March 30, 2021

I was sad to learn of Uncle John’s passing earlier today. But I understand he got to says his goodbyes and be at home. My thoughts and love I send to you all. No matter how prepared we are; we really are not. The letting go is the hardest but they live in your hearts forever. Peace to all my family; stay strong 🌺

Jan Baxter

March 29, 2021

Aunt Marge, Jeff, Theresa, Cheryl, David, Jane, Mary & deepest sympathy for each of you and the loss you have suffered. He was a great man, one who left an incredible lasting impact on so many people in his life. I have so many fond memories of family gatherings and celebrations through the years; he always made sure everyone had a trip or two around the lake in the boat or at the end of the ski rope, a fly over in the plane, a late night snipe hunt and fireworks to light up the sky. May he rest in eternal peace and may you all find comfort in knowing he has been reunited with those who have gone before him and we're waiting to welcome and receive him in to you all