Hobert “Hobie” B. Knowling  


Hobert “Hobie” Ben Knowling, 75 of Ladoga, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, IN. He was born on April 6, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Theodore and Vera (Hancock) Knowling.

Hobie joined the United States Army where he graduated from military high school in Germany. He then proudly served our country for many years, and remained active in the Army Reserves for over twenty years. After returning home from the Army he enjoyed farming, working at the fertilizer plant in Roachdale, doing masonry work and then working at Raybestos until retirement. Among his favorite hobbies were guns, American history, John Deere tractors, reading, western movies and spending time with his family. Hobie was member of the Roachdale VFW and the NRA.

He is survived by his five siblings, Carolyn (Robert) Hedrick, Tommy Knowling, Mary Ann (Terry) McClure, Bonnie (John) Storm, and Toby (Catherine) Knowling, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, sister-in-law Judy (Perkins) Knowling, and special friends, Ted and Karen Craig.

Hobie was preceded in death by, his parents, brother, Theodore Knowling, and sister, Cinda Lou, two nephews, Shawn Storm, and Derick Knowling.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E Washington Street, Roachdale, IN 46172. Burial will follow in Roachdale Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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8 thoughts on “Hobert “Hobie” B. Knowling

  • Tim Surber

    I did not know until too late this morning, I would have been there. Vic Surber held all of the Knowling boys in high regard, and I in turn, have as well. I only really knew Tommy and Toby, and I count them as a blessing and honor in my life. I have heard you both speak of Hobie, and spoke well of him, but I nerver actually knew. But, I did know him, for I know you two. He had to be a good man, and honored our country and all who knew him, by his service to our country.
    Yes, sorry for your loss
    Tim Surber

  • KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

    ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

  • Chuck Hartzburg

    So sorry to here this news. Hobie was always a good friend of mine and I will miss him dearly. He was always there when I needed someone to talk to and I will miss him !!!

    • Laura Shull

      So sorry for your loss, I worked with Hobie at Raybestos. I got a kick out of him every time I talked to him. Which was every day. He was so young when I look back 32 years ago. He always put a smile on my face. He would always tell me some kind of a story. I never knew if it was true or if he was pulling my leg..God be with him