The service will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/stevensonandsons/.
Duane Eddie Hobbs a.k.a. “PeeWee” and “The Hit Man” was born on August 24, 1964 in Pasadena, California to Barbara (Sherman) Alderman and Paul Hobbs, whom Duane never met. Duane was born 1 month premature and due to his tiny stature his Grandpa, Otto Sherman, nicknamed Duane “PeeWee”. He attended St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana and Graduated from Colstrip High School in 1982 then went to DeVry University in, Phoenix, Arizona for a year. Deciding to pursue a career in Radio Broadcasting he began as a DJ in Miles City signing off with “KMCM where it’s always 92 and Sunny.” On the radio show he went by the name Hit Man Hobbs both on the radio and for events which was quite a new concept at the time. This job brought him much joy and connected him with people around the Country. Duane would later go on to work at the Colstrip Power Plants until a motorcycle accident would cause him to choose a different line of work. Duane then went to work for Montana Juvenile Correction in Miles City. It was at this time he met Jennifer and they married August 17th, 2002. Through this union a son was born , December 18, 1997. His son Braedon would remain to be the center of his life until his death. When he moved to Billings, Montana to help take care of his mom he continued working as a security guard at various establishments. Duane suffered with Diabetes, heart problems, and three types of cancer. He spent the last year and a half of his final days at Adventara Nursing Home in Billings just rooms away from his Mom. Through it all he remained upbeat never missing an opportunity to bust a joke. Duane was a dependable employee, working up to three jobs at a time. His work ethics was second to none. He loved spending time with his oldest niece and nephew to whom he was like a brother. He enjoyed cars from rc to low rider and loved to cruise. He wanted everyone he talked to, to laugh and enjoy the moment and spread happiness in his path. He was a loved and loving Son, Father, Brother, Uncle, and Friend and he will be missed.
He is survived by his mother Barbara (Sherman, Alderman) Gies, son Braedon, brother James (Rita) Alderman, two nephews Dustin (Janel) Alderman and Kyle Alderman, one niece Jasmine Alderman (Bryan), five grand nieces, and one great niece and one great nephew. Close relatives include Sherman, Eastman, Hamiltons, Bixby, Freeman, Parker, LaFranier, Peas, Lanagan, Brien, Braine, Dahl, Whitewolf, Robinson, LaFever, Beartusk, Rowland, BigMan, Spang, our apologies for the relatives not mentioned.
He is preceded in death by: His Grandma Letha and Grandpa Otto Sherman, Uncles: Gary Sherman and Allen “Pete” Sherman, Howard Hamilton, Aunts: Doris Sherman, Christine Hamilton, Sister: Tina Hamilton