Leonard "Lenny" Galen Hobbs

1928 - 2020

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Leonard "Lenny" Galen Hobbs, 92, of Findlay, OH, passed away due to COVID-19 on October 14, 2020 at The Heritage. Lenny was born on May 1, 1928 to the late Elisha and Laura (Flint) Hobbs in Apple Grove, WV. Upon graduation from high school, Lenny enlisted in the Army and served during the Korean Conflict. On August 19, 1950, he married Marilyn Jean Wheeler, and she survives. Also surviving Lenny are, his sister, Roselea Phelps of Marysville, OH, his sisters in law, Yvonne Prosser and Lois Wheeler of Findlay, OH, along with numerous nieces and nephews, including Cathy (Doug) Wilcox and Debra (Tom) Lewis, all of Findlay; great niece Ashley (Derek) Brauneller, and great nephews, Chase Wilcox and Justin Wilcox, all of Findlay. Lenny was also adored by great-great nieces, Lily and Ivy Brauneller. He is preceded in death by his ten siblings, brothers Virgil, Vernon, Shelby, Melvin, Owen and Ivan Hobbs; Stella McCarty, Della Perry, Marie Coppus and Annie Phillips. Lenny had retired as an employee of the state of Ohio, and was an active member at the American Legion, Ralph D. Cole Post#3 and the Senior Center, 50 North, for many years. A private, graveside service will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery with Pastor Josh Cravens to officiate on Friday, October, 16, 2020, where the Hancock County Memorial Squad will perform full military rites. Online condolences to the family are welcomed by visiting www.coldrencrates.com.

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  • Final Resting Place:

    Maple Grove Cemetery [Map]
    1120 W Main Cross St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Marilyn and family
Date :Wednesday, October 14th 2020
From : Deidra Kaufman
My heart goes out to you! This man was pure joy and I love to have had the chance to get to know him. He always had such very fond stories to talk about. He loved his family deeply. The world will be very dark without him.

To : Deed and family
Date :Wednesday, October 14th 2020
From : Shonda Rice Berry
I am so very sorry. Please know I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Lenny was a wonderful man and I will never forget him. Love you all!

To : The Hobbs and Prosser Families
Date :Wednesday, October 14th 2020
From : Barton Rice and Family
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Lenny was one of a kind and deeply loved.

To : Marilyn Family
Date :Wednesday, October 14th 2020
From : Dan Phelps Family
Marilyn, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Uncle Lenny was a wonderful man, and always a pure joy to be around. I will always cherish the memories we had together. He will be dearly missed. Love you.

To : Marilyn
Date :Thursday, October 15th 2020
From : Jim and Pat Roberts
Enjoyed knowing you and Lenny over the years. also working with you. Lenny was well known in the Koren ( KWVA. ) WILL MISS HIM .

To : Hobbs Family
Date :Thursday, October 15th 2020
From : Becky Freeman and son
Your in our prayers during this time, I'll miss him riding the lawn mower. May God Bless you all

To : Aunt Marilyn
Date :Thursday, October 15th 2020
From : Jackie Baker Henry
Aunt Marilyn,
I’m so sorry for the loss of your best friend and husband. Uncle Lenny will always be remembered for his ability to spread joy. May God hold you in his loving arms. Sending you hugs and love.
Jackie Henry

To : Marilyn and Family
Date :Friday, October 16th 2020
From : John Wallace
Marilyn, So sorry to read about Lenny. I don't know how many times I thought I would stop over for a visit, but something always come up.
Lenny and I had a good time working at ODOT. He also worked with my Dad at GarWood.
Take care and try to stay well.
John Wallace

To : Marylin and family
Date :Friday, October 16th 2020
From : Rosalie Hobbs Phelps
Lenny was a wonderful brother and I loved him dearly. I'm gonna miss him. May god bless him and he rest in peace. Your loving sister Rosalie.

To : Marylin and family
Date :Friday, October 16th 2020
From : Marlene Phelps Augustine
Uncle Lenny was a kind and gentle soul. Mom (Rosalie Phelps) put him at the top of her travel requests. Our family always enjoyed taking her to visit her brother and sister-in-law. I'm gonna miss those visits. Lenny was good with sharing his life
stories. I'm glad we got to hear a few. Marlene Phelps Augustine

To : Marilyn Hobbs
Date :Friday, October 16th 2020
From : Bill and Helen Boes
Marilyn, we were very sorry to read of Lenny's passing. He was such a friendly person, and a great neighbor. We will miss him. Take care.