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Friday, June 30, 2017

DL Capt. Kenneth Lorne Kobs

USAF veteran, DL Capt. Kenneth Lorne Kobs
January 26, 1960 - April 29, 2017
Obituary for Kenneth Lorne Kobs 
Kenneth Lorne Kobs passed away peacefully on April 29, 2017. Ken was born in New Richmond Wisconsin on January 26, 1960 to Roger and Adeline Kobs. Ken was a straight A student in high school while playing multiple instruments in the band, marching in the Presidential Inaugural parade in 1977, playing on the football team and working. Ken attended the University of Minnesota as a double major in History and Political Science, maintained an A average and graduated in 1982. Ken joined the Air Force after college where he was selected to fly fighter aircraft, and flew the T37 and T38. While on active duty with the Air Force Ken achieved the position of Chief of Standards and Evaluation. Ken transferred to the Air National Guard where he flew the A7 and F16, first in Sioux City, Iowa and then in Denver, Colorado. While a member of the Colorado Air National Guard, Ken was activated for the war, flew several combat missions and earned a multitude of decorations, medals and awards. Ken retired from the military in 2009 with 26 years of service as a Lt Colonel.

Ken was hired at Delta Air Lines in 1990, where he flew the Boeing 727, Boeing 737, and the Boeing 757/767. Ken was a Check Airmen on the 727, and had just recently been selected to serve as Check Airmen on the 757/767. Ken enjoyed skiing, boating, hunting with his brothers, going to the mountains, spending time with family and “pushing it up with the boys”.

Ken is survived by his loving and devoted wife Susie, a close and loving family that includes his brothers Dave Donna), Rod (Pat), Tom (Chris), and Marlin, his three sisters Corrine (Jim), Rita (Craig), and Angie (Bob), a sister in law Marilee, a brother in law Jeff, an aunt Verna, an uncle Eugene and a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins. Ken was a loving husband and devoted friend. Ken had a heart of gold, a big smile and a kind word for everyone he met, and is dearly missed.


 ....as noted in ALPA publication...........................
Deceased Delta list as reported in the June/July ALPA magazine's In Memoriam column.

KEY  NAME              STATUS    DIED         ALPA    CO. SOURCE
ALPA Kobs, Kenneth L.  Captain   in Apr 2017  Jul-17  DL  A

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