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George Cannon Hobbs

George Cannon Hobbs

George Cannon Hobbs, age 97, died peacefully in Hopkins, Mn on September 5th, 2018. George and his wife Marilyn lived many years in the Brainerd Lakes Area and were charter and very active members of the Crosslake Presbyterian Church.

At age 18, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp. serving twenty one years in the Air Force and nine years in the active Reserves. During his career of club management, he managed Officer's Clubs at Barksdale Field, Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska. George's love of flying led him to become a bush pilot while serving in Alaska. He was transferred to Minneapolis-St. Paul Joint Airforce Base where he managed both of the Base's NCO & Officer's Clubs. After retiring, he managed various Twin Cities Golf Clubs and Hotels.

George was born to Ruby Ailene and George H Hobbs on July 22, 1921 in Kokomo, Mississippi. He was predeceased in death by brothers, Bill and Robert Hobbs and sister, Irene Magee. George will be very missed by his wife, Marilyn and Children; Sue Birkholz & Ruby Alice Ehrhardt (Claremore, Oklahoma), Randall Hobbs & April (Kurt) Schumacher, ( St. Paul, MN), Molly Pittman (Eden Prairie, MN), John (Elise) McGuire (Pine River, MN), Maggie (Rick) Trenary, (Excelsior, MN), numerous Grand and Great Grandchildren.

He was proud of his 50 plus years of membership to the Masonic Order and was an active Shiner, belonging to the Zurah Shrine Flyers and Adzuman Shrine. His wonderful impromptu sense of humor and generosity was known to his large circle of friends. He entertained many with the stories he told of his flying years and escapades which included three plane crashes. In Lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Crosslake Presbyterian Church or the Shrine Hospital for Children, Minneapolis, MN. Memorial service 2pm, Thursday, September 20 with visitation one hour prior at Washburn-McReavy, 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN 952-975-0400