In Memory of

Lois Ann Hobson

January 27, 1929 - October 22, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA

   Lois Ann Hobson, age 90, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully on October 22, 2019 at Careage Hills in Cherokee.  Memorial services will be held at 1:30pm Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will be held from noon on Saturday until service time with the family present at the church. The Greenwood-Shubert funeral home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

    Lois, the daughter of Andrew and Esther (Hansen) Sorensen was born during a blizzard on January 27th, 1929. She attended Latimer public schools and furthered her education at Luther College in Decorah, IA where she received her teaching certificate. She went on to teach elementary school in Alexander and West Liberty, IA.

  She was united in marriage to Kenneth R. Hobson in 1949, and spent many years raising a family, traveling, and enjoying life. A talented musician, Lois taught piano lessons for over 30 years and accompanied her church choir, and other numerous events. She was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School, led bible studies, served on the ELCW board of directors, and participated in Christ Care.  She volunteered much of her time to the community serving on boards of the Red Cross, Sioux Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Sanford Museum, and the newly created hospice services. She dearly loved watching the activities of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and always had time for a proper hug. She also enjoyed camping, gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, and playing cards and games. Lois will be remembered for her kind heart, friendly smile, and her love of music.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, her parents, Andrew and Esther Sorensen, and two sisters, Marilyn Heineking and Rhogene Sorensen.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses: Dan (Sandra) Hobson of Des Moines; Kathleen Hobson of Rock Island, IL; and Joelle (Frank) Pigott of Cherokee, IA; five grandchildren: Jason (Megan) Pigott, Christopher (Shelby) Pigott, Jennifer (Jake) Dyslin, Sarah (Stewart) Calvert, and Laura (Todde Williams) Hobson; nine great grandchildren; a brother, Andrew Sorensen of Kirkland, WA, and a sister, Caryl Vande Voort of Kentwood, MI as well as many other friends and family.

Tribute Video
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Jean Morse
Honorary Bearers

Jason Pigott
Chris Pigott
Jennifer Dyslin
Sarah Calvert
Laura Hobson
Visitation will be held from noon until service time with family present on Saturday, at the church.
"Behold the Host Arrayed in White"
"Day by Day"
"Great is Thy Faithfulness"
"Borning Cry" by the Bethlehem Choir"
"Thy Holy Wings"
"Amazing Grace"

Organist- Koreen Anderson
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11:47 AM
“So many fond memories of Lois in choir playing piano, her beautiful smile on Sunday morning and later at the Gardens, our daughter Josie always enjoying visiting with her when she was working.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!”
- Karmen Hodgdon
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10:54 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of the loss of your loved one. She was a very special lady. Wishing you God's blessings. Prayers and Hugs, Bob & Ruth”
- Robert & Ruth Allen
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10:54 AM
“Lisa and I would like to express our sympathy to the family of Lois. I have lived in the Fishman addition for fifty years and the Hobson family was a long time resident as well. Peace be to the family as they mourn the loss of their great mother.”
- Craig Wiese
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10:54 AM
“Our deepest sympathies. So many memories of Lois growing up - I still love playing the piano and remember Lois as always being kind and loving. Heaven definitely gained an Angel. Hugs to you all. Diane, Monte and Taylor”
- Diane (Royer) McCue
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10:54 AM
“I was sorry to hear about Lois’ passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Lois while working at the Gardens. She was such a kind and appreciative lady. May God bless you with comforting memories and peace during this time. ”
- Stacy Bezoni
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:09 PM
“Kathleen and family; please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
- Staff of the East Moline Public Library
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:09 PM
“I'm very sorry to learn of Lois' passing. I've spent many enjoyable times being together with her at our Bible studies at the Gardens.
She will be greatly missed. My sympathy to all of her family.
May God give you peace and comfort.
Harry Bradstreet”
- Harry Bradstreet
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