Ronald Hobbs Obituary

Ronald W Hobbs
Ronald W Hobbs

October 19, 1934 - June 9, 2019
Born in Pittsburgh, PA
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Ronald W. Hobbs, of Des Moines, a friend to all who knew him, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019. Ron was born October 19, 1934, son of the late John and Pearl (Romine) Hobbs. He grew up in a half dozen different places across the country, but spent a considerable amount of his childhood in Neosho, MO, from whose high school he graduated in 1953.

In 1963, he married Elinor Hoffer of Nevada, IA, and the couple initially made their home in Oxnard, CA, where Ron worked at Point Mugu Naval Station. In 1968, the couple moved to Des Moines, and there Ron began a successful 38-year career with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Iowa, starting in Data Entry and retiring in 2006 as Director of Security and Compliance.

After retiring, he worked for Per Mar Security, as well as Enterprise Rental, where he helped deliver vehicles to their various locations. He also enjoyed building electronic projects in his spare time.

Ron was also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, Masonic Lodge, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine and their Legion of Honor, the Des Moines Radio Amateur Association (DMRAA), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and is a former member of the Merle Hay Kiwanis Club.

Ron is survived by his wife, Elinor; his son, Kevin Hobbs of Johnston; his daughter, Julie (Steven Rouse) Hobbs of Lexington, KY; along with three grandchildren who adored him: Elizabeth (daughter of Kevin), and Max and Rebecca (children of Julie and Steven).

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Glen Echo Christ Church in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Westover Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Nevada Cemetery in Nevada, IA.

Memorials may be directed to Fred Maytag II Scout Center, Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America 6123 Scout Trail Des Moines, IA 50321.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, June 14, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nevada Municipal Cemetery
1026 1st Street
Nevada, IA US 50201
Saturday, June 15, 2019
2:00 PM
Glen Echo Christian Church
4323 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, June 15, 2019


Fred Maytag II Scout Center
6123 Scout Trail
Des Moines, IA 50321
Proceeds will go to local chapter Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America