John T. “Tom” Hodgson

John T. (Tom) Hodgson 73 years old of Mondamin, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Missouri Valley Alegent Health Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Tom was born February 5, 1939 in Topeka, KS to the late Jack and Dorothy Hodgson of Blencoe, IA. Tom married JoAnn Perry on October 18, 1958 at St Bernards Church in Blencoe. They were blessed with a daughter Tammy (Clemon) of Missouri Valley; and son Tim of Blencoe. Tom attended and graduated from Blencoe Consolidated School, and farmed in the Blencoe and Mondamin area. Tom loved his family and friends and was a member of Holy Family Church in Mondamin. He also was a Farm Bureau crop adjuster for many years. He enjoyed traveling to Arizona and spending the winter months with friends and four-wheeling with his buddies. He liked riding motorcycles, boating, snowmobiling, prairie dog hunting in South Dakota, and he traveled to many small towns and cities to do whole hog roasting for reunions, snowmobile parties, and wedding receptions. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by: his sister Jacquie Mock. He is survived by his wife JoAnn of 53 years, children: Tammy Clemon and husband Eric; Tim Hodgson and wife Maredith, grandchildren: John Frisk, Ericka Clemon, Heath Hodgson, Tasha Hodgson; great grandson: Zayne Frisk; sister: Mary Jo Gannon and husband Mike; Brother: Bob Hodgson and wife Mary Ann; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and Diabetes Foundation. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Community Center in Mondamin after the funeral service.

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