Connie Hobson

In Loving Memory of Connie Kay Hobson
June 2, 1955 - February 25, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Connie Kay Hobson, age 68, of Waterloo. Connie passed away February 25, 2024, surrounded by her loving family at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home. A gathering of family and friends was held Sunday, March 3 at Locke at Tower Park in Waterloo. Memorials may be directed to Connie’s family for later designation.

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Born June 2, 1955, to Ronald and Darlene (Flage) Winkie in Waukon, Connie’s life was a testament to love, kindness, and unwavering devotion to her loved ones.

May 24, 1975, Connie exchanged vows with the love of her life, Matt Hobson, in a ceremony at the Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon. Their bond was a source of strength and warmth that helped guide them through good and difficult times.

Connie graduated from Waukon High School and soon moved to Waterloo. Two positions she was the most proud of were working with the City of Cedar Falls and later at the Financial Decisions Group in the role of financial assistant. Connie also found fulfillment in volunteering at MercyOne and in a kindergarten classroom at Becker Elementary School in Waterloo. She enjoyed helping others and working with children and she also remained a member of the Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon.

Above all, Connie cherished her family. Whether camping beneath the stars or sharing laughter around a campfire, her time with Matt, their daughters and grandchildren was her greatest joy. Her love knew no bounds, and her legacy of love will forever inspire those she leaves behind.

Connie is survived by her beloved husband, Matt Hobson of Waterloo; her daughters, Rebecca (Roger) Wooden of Buckingham and Katie Unland (Chad Clark) of Cedar Falls; her brothers, Brad (Linda) Winkie of Waukon and Brian (JoAnn) Winkie of Palo; and five grandchildren, Reese, Landon and Abigail Wooden, Natalie Unland and Cale Clark.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Peggy Berg; and her daughter, Crystal Hobson.

Though Connie’s physical presence may be gone, her love will continue to guide and comfort us. May she rest in eternal peace, forever cherished and never forgotten.