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Walter Lee Hodsdon
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1915
Ashland County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 2010
Marion County
Oregon, USA

Dec. 11, 1915 - Jul. 27, 2010

SUBLIMITY - Walter Lee Hodsdon, 94, of Sublimity, OR died July 27th at Santiam Memorial Hospital due to complications after surgery. Walt was born December 11, 1915 in Mellen, Wisconsin. He graduated from Mellen High School and attended college in Stevens Point. He served with the U.S. Naval Amphibious Forces as a cook on a LST in the Navy during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Theater (Iwo Jima and Okinawa). He also worked as a butter maker during his early years, a sausage maker at Nebergall Meat Company in Albany, and an Oregon State meat inspector. His retirement years were spent on a 60 acre ranch near Scio. He enjoyed hunting trips, playing cards, dancing, flying as a pilot, singing at church, tinkering around the farm and being active with his motorhome in Thousand Trails Singles Club. Walt was a 70+ year member of the Masonic Order and the Al Kader Temple. He was also a member of the Elks, VFW, and American Legion. Walt is survived by his sons, Jim of Aloha, OR and John of Stayton, OR and their spouses; and his daughters, Margaret of Tigard, OR and Jenni of Arlington, TX and her spouse. He also has 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A viewing will be from 9 - 10 a.m., Friday, August 6th at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home in Albany, 805 Ellsworth Street SW, Albany, OR 97321. A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. Graveside service and military honors to follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens, 34275 SW Riverside Drive, Albany, OR 97321. Walt will be buried next to his first wife, Helen. There will be a reception immediately following the funeral service at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Shriners Hospital through the Funeral Home or to the hospital at the address below: Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road Portland, OR 97201

Published in StatesmanJournal on July 31, 2010
Family links: 
  Solon D. Hodsdon (1864 - 1950)
  Elizabeth Arbeiter Hodsdon (1876 - 1972)
  Earl Leroy Hodsdon (1896 - 1972)*
  Frances Hodsdon Channer (1900 - 2006)*
  Edna Mae Hodsdon Blume (1903 - 1997)*
  Alta Anna Hodsdon (1905 - 1907)*
  George Edward Hodsdon (1910 - 1968)*
  Robert Ferdinand Hodsdon (1913 - 2006)*
  Walter Lee Hodsdon (1915 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens
Linn County
Oregon, USA
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Record added: Aug 01, 2010
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Walter Lee Hodsdon
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