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Andrew 'Andy' Hodgen

Friday, July 15, 2011

Andrew William "Andy" Hodgen, 80, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, surrounded by his family.

Andy was born Dec. 17, 1930, at Sioux City, the son of Delbert D. and Violet (Anderson) Hodgen.

His family moved to Kingsley while Andy was a youngster.

Andy graduated from Kingsley High School in 1949.

He married Sally Mathers June 2, 1952, in Kingsley. After they were married, Andy and Sally lived in the Kingsley area.

Andy farmed for several years before retiring in the 1990s.

He enjoyed working on tractors, camping, golfing, fishing and playing cards.

He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending as much time with them as he could.

He spent many hours and lots of miles with his buddy, Ray Todd, looking for old machinery and John Deere tractors.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Pioneer Machinery Club.

Survivors include his wife, Sally of Kingsley; one son, Marty (Barbara) Hodgen of Omro, Wis.; three daughters, Danni Love of Le Mars, Tammy (Guy) Ruhland of Remsen, and Jody (Perry) Reinking of Kingsley; special friends, Craig and Cheri Christman; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, LaVon Curry.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. today (Friday) with family present 5-7 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m. all at First Lutheran Church, Kingsley.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley.

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