Wilbur 'Bill' Hobson


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Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Wilbur B. "Bill" Hobson, 89, formerly of Rock Island, died May 5, 2013. Bill had a long extended illness but now is in peace.
He was born Aug. 2, 1923.
Bill served in the National Guard during the second world war. He retired from Bendix-Litton in 1988 after 38 years of service.
Those left behind, his niece Sharon Gunsolus and Alan, will remember Bill forever for how kind and loving he was. He now joins his wife, Dorothy and son, Larry who were already in heaven waiting for him. He missed them so much.












 



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