Obit: Hodnett, Harold Harvey #1(1922 - 2006)

Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: Tribune-Record-Gleaner, Loyal, Wisconsin, 17 May 2006

Hodnett, Harold H. (9 AUG 1922 - 6 MAY 2006)

Harold H. Hodnett, 83, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Veterans Medical Center, Tomah. After several years of declining health, he passed peacefully from this life. An avid fisherman, it is somehow appropriate that it was the opening day of fishing. His spirit is on a lake somewhere in a better place. A memorial service will be held on May 20, at the Owen United Church of Christ. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. and service at 1:30 p.m. A private family burial, with full military rites, will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, Withee.

Harold Harvey Hodnett was born Aug. 9, 1922, in the town of Longwood, to Lynn and Esther (nee Wolter). He received his early education at the Poppe School and was a 1940 graduate of Withee High School. After graduation, he worked in the wheat fields of North Dakota, as well as various jobs in Winnetka, Ill., and Minneapolis. He served in the U.S. Army during World War ll as a member of the 252nd Field Artillery Battalion in the European Theater in France and Germany. After the war, he returned home to the town of Longwood. On October 30, 1948, he married Eileen Kuehn at the United Church of Christ, Greenwood. The couple farmed in the town of Longwood until 1968, when they decided to auction off the equipment and herd. He worked at Presto Industries, Eau Claire, for five years until gaining a position at the Clark County Health Care Center. He was a herdsman and field worker at the company farm until his retirement in 1985. He was a well-known ice fisherman for many years. He could be seen at the area lakes most every day for many years. He was a member of Thorp American Legion Post #118. During the summer months, he spent his time growing an ever-expanding garden. He enjoyed the country life, cutting his own wood until his late 70’s. He enjoyed the last few years helping out at the Blackhawk Country Inn, Owen, while he was able.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Eileen Hodnett; seven children, Allen (Bridget) Hodnett, Mushego, Karen (Tim) Swiggum, Owen, Nancy (Jim)

***This is where the obit ended in the paper. I thought they might have reprinted it but they didn’t.



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