After a brief courageous battle with lymphoma Bryan Kendall Hoben, age 65 passed away Sept 13, 2022 at home. As he wished in his last days, he was surrounded by his 13 grandchildren and close family.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Muscatine. A time of food and fellowship will follow the services at Grandview Community Bible Church. Visitation will be on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Grandview Community Bible Church. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello are caring for the family’s arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Grandview Community Bible Church, to the family for the benefit of L-M School or the Louisa County 4H Foundation.
Bryan was born November 27, 1956 to Bill and Dodie Hoben in Muscatine, Iowa. He was a 1975 graduate of Muscatine High School and 1977 graduate of Muscatine Community College. On Aug 5, 1978 he married Jill Reed and they began a great adventure.
Bryan was a lifetime farmer and cattle producer in Louisa County. In past years he served as an L-M School Board member, EMT, Fireman, 4-H Leader.
In recent years at L-M you could see him at the scorer's table, crow's nest, hosting dinners for athletes, hosting baccalaureate services at the school and driving bus as a substitute. He truly enjoyed watching athletics and particularly watching his grandkids enjoying sports as much as he did.
His love of agriculture was why he enjoyed supporting the youth of Louisa County at the local fair where he could be found in the swine barn, cattle barn or wherever needed to help the many other volunteers at the fair. One year he and Jill were honored as Iowans of the Day at the State Fair as well as Louisa County's Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Bryan was humble and did not enjoy the spotlight but somehow it found him anyway. He would probably not approve of this obituary but he did enjoy reading them and figuring out family connections, something he got from his father.
At Grandview Community Bible Church, Bryan filled many roles, deacon, teacher, but where he shined was working with youth where he served as a role model to those who might not have one and worked hard to explain to kids that their ultimate hope was in Jesus who would never disappoint.
Bryan could easily connect with and entertain children as he did with his kids, grandkids and church kids. He was a storyteller and a natural performer, something he might have gained from his mother.
Bryan is survived by his wife Jill, four children, son Brett Hoben (Iuliana) of Bondurant, IA and their children, Kylie, Brayden, Colton, and Ella Kate, daughter Kate Parkhurst (Chris) of Grandview, IA and their children, Harper, Quinn, Adalyn, and Reed, son Bryce Hoben (Nicole) of Grandview, IA and their children, Hayden, Kendall, and Reagan, and son Dakota Hoben (Carley) of Ames, IA and their children, Beckett, Rowan, and baby girl due in November, and nephews Ken Blank and Kevin Blank. He is also survived by his mother Dodie Hoben of Muscatine, sister Jenny Hoben of Muscatine and sister Lisa Thomas (Brian) of Muscatine, and brother and sister-in-law Dick and Jackie Wilson. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceding him in death was his father, Bill Hoben.