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Obituary of Dean W. Hobelmann:

Dean Willis Hobelmann, son of Harold Hobelmann and Frieda (Bostelmann) Hobelmann was born June 4, 1935 south of Byron in rural Republic County, Kansas and passed away on December 23, 2016 at Deshler, Nebraska at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 9 days.
Dean was baptized on June 23, 1935 and confirmed on April 10, 1949. He attended Ash Grove rural grade school, Byron High School, Fairbury Junior College and Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia, Kansas. He was united in marriage to Deanna Hoops on May 26, 1957 and two sons, Greg and Matt completed the family.
He taught school from 1956-1960 at Norway Grade School, Norway, KS, 1961-1964 at Toledo Township High School, Saffordville, KS., 1964-1972 at Scandia High School, Scandia, KS. Dean loved being able to farm at rural Republic, KS from 1972-2016. He liked all that was involved with farming, from his youth. He especially loved wheat harvest and caring for the land the Lord created and being able to make improvements to farm land by moving dirt.
He is a member of Abiding Word Lutheran Church, Deshler, NE. Served as chairman of several organizations including Luther League of the Central District (ALC), Republic County Teachers Association, Republic County Farm Bureau, and most recently, Abiding Word Lutheran Church Council. Served for ten years on the Commission on Evangelism for the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, served on the fire department and was a storm watcher.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Frieda Hobelmann, one sister, Lois, two brothers, Delmar and Duane.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna Hobelmann of rural Republic, KS., two sons, Greg (Peggy) Hobelmann of Smith Center, KS., Matt (Lisbeth) Hobelmann of Omaha, NE., 5 grandchildren, Alex, Alyssa, Allyson, Austin, Brian, one brother, Wayne Hobelmann of Kansas City, KS, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Ten Thirty AM, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Abiding Word Lutheran Church, Deshler, Nebraska, conducted by, Pastor Jon M. Langness.
Interment will be in Washington Cemetery, rural Republic, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to, Abiding Word Lutheran Church, Deshler, NE,
AFLC Evangelism, Smith Center Channel 165.
Friends may call on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 1 PM to 8 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS., where the family will receive friends from 5 PM to 7 PM.
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