Washkish - Michael Hogenson, 57, died on Friday, January 6, 2006 at his mother’s home in rural Thief River Falls.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Arlen Hermodson officiating. Interment will be held at the Park Ridge Cemetery, rural Thief River Falls.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls and on Monday one hour prior to the service in the church.
Michael was born on June 22, 1948 in Mercy Hospital in Thief River Falls, the son of Lloyd and Gladys (King) Hogenson. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls and attended Knox Elementary school and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1966.
On March 26, 1968, he entered the US Army where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, One Overseas Bar and an expert rating with the M-14 Rifle and 81 Mortar. Mike was wounded by shrapnel in his shoulder and was discharged on March 25, 1970.
In 1971, Mike was united in marriage to Pam Holthusen at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, near Grygla. They lived in East Grand Forks until 1972 when they moved to Fourtown. Mike moved to Grand Forks, N.D., in 1991 and lived there until 1999 when he bought his home on Upper Red Lake.
Following his discharge, Michael worked for American Crystal Sugar in East Grand Forks, then he went to work for Burlington Northern Railroad as a track inspector, where he worked for almost 30 years. He also enjoyed working in the woods.
Michael enjoyed trapping everything possible, hunting, ice fishing, gardening, his home at Red Lake and visiting with his buddies. He was very fussy, everything always had its place and he was always full of good opinions, like it or not. He was a member of NRA and the Eagle’s in Thief River Falls.
Michael is survived by his children Steve (special friend Peg Johnson) Hogenson of Spicer, Dawn Hogenson of Grygla and Scott Hogenson of Buffalo; one grandson; mother, Gladys of Thief River Falls; sisters, Marshelle (Ray) Benson of Grygla, Mary Jo (Russ) Olson of Minneapolis; brothers, Marc Hogenson of Grand Forks, N.D., Marty (Linda) Hogenson of Thief River Falls, Myles (Camille) Hogenson of Roosevelt; Murray Hogenson of Thief River Falls; mother of his children, Pam Hogenson of Grygla; Peg’s children, Reid and Kelsey and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd, and grandparents.