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Barbara A. Hobrock
  • October 07, 1928
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  • March 06, 2009

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Barbara Ann Hobrock, 80, of New Smyrna Beach and Fort Wayne, IN died peacefully at home with her husband and daughter by her side.  Barbara was born October 7, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN.  After graduating Bowling Green State University, she was a 3rd grade teacher for a short while before having her children.  Barbara was an avid Bridge player and loved the outdoors, and was actively involved in many volunteer organizations.  But, her true gift was being a loving wife and mother to her family.  She attended Coronado Community Methodist Church and Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN.  Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, David, two cherished grandchildren: 1Lt David (Amanda) Achramowicz of Goldsboro, NC, and Dr. Eugenia Achramowicz of Indianapolis, IN, two loving daughters: Sally (Zdzislaw) Achramowicz and Mary (Ronald) Bonar of Fort Wayne, IN, her sister Catherine Widner of Fort Wayne, IN, and her brother James (Betty) Schlatter of Belpre, OH.  Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler County, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. 11:00 AM at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Service 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on March 14, 2009 (map/driving directions)

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  1. 16 Mar 2009
    Nancy Marschand Joest says:
    Dave, Sally, Mary and families,
    You all hold a special place in my heart. Dave, you and Barb were always so loving and encouraging to me. I will always remember Barbs love, warmth, and laughter. She will be greatly missed. We will be praying for Gods peace through this difficult time.


  2. 16 Mar 2009
    ELIZABETH JONES says:
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother.
    My name is Elizabeth Jones and we lived next door to your mom's parents on Maplecrest Road in Fort Wayne. We had the chance to meet her and visit many times when she would stop over, as we did with Aunt Katie and Uncle Jim. Of course that was many years ago I think I was 10 or 12. Uncle Jim even took us for an airplane ride over FW. We always enjoyed visiting because your mom was so nice and kind.
    Your grandmother made the best popcorn balls!!! We would always shovel the snow for them or if my mom baked cookies, pie, or made soup, stew etc. we would take some over to them. Sometimes we would just pop it to visit. We would check on them in the winter and see if they needed any groceries when we were going out. They were our BEST neighbors and we missed them terribly when they moved.
    We are sad that we unable to attend the Saturday service as we would love to touch base with all of you.
    My niece is competing in Winterguard State Finals in Indy.
    Please give our sympathies to Aunt Katie and Uncle Jim
    My parents still live at 4120 Maplecrest Road FW 46815.
    Thomas, Annette, Robert, Elizabeth, Annita, and Tim Jones

  3. 15 Mar 2009
    Karen Ketzler says:
    I am so sorry about your mother, wife and grandmother. I am a member of Trinity but also knew Mrs. Hobrock many years ago at Miner. She was my third grade teacher at Miner and I loved her. What a wonderful lady. At Trinity I tried to find her but wasn't able to make contact. You have my deepest sympathy. God bless all of you.

  4. 15 Mar 2009
    Tracy Schnorr says:
    Dear Dave & family,

    Barb was the sweetest and kindest lady. She always had a smile on her face. She will be missed.
    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Tracy
    Dr. Alan Sidel's office

  5. 15 Mar 2009
    Joyce Long Kerns says:
    I just read the obituary in Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. I was one of Mrs. Hobrock's students at Miner School in Fort Wayne. I have very good memories of her. She invited our class to her wedding at Trinity English Lutheran Church and it is a beautiful memory. I also remember that she read "Charlotte's Web" to our class and it remains one of my favorite books. Whenever I read it to my grandchildren, I remember her and how I first heard the story. I am sorry for your loss and wanted you to know what she meant to me as a third grade student so many years ago.

  6. 11 Mar 2009
    Betty Lubke says:
    Dear Dave and Family....
    You have my deepest sympathy.
    Barb was the BEST!
    She was so supportive and sweet when I was at my condo.
    She appreciated me and my work painting and sprucing up the clubhouse. I just loved her. How could anyone not.

    I will miss her so much! Her smile and happiness was contagious.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    She will be missed by so many of us!
    God Bless............

    Betty Lubke
    Pipestone,MN.

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