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Gordon Hogenson

March 17, 1932 — January 25, 2024


Gordon Hogenson was born March 17, 1932, near Winger, MN, the son of Theodore and Agnes (Mykleby) Hogenson. He grew up on the family farm near Winger, attended a one-room schoolhouse for his early education and later graduated from high school in McIntosh, MN, in 1950.   Following high school, Gordon worked as a mechanic at Hoffard’s Garage and discovered his lifelong talent for auto body repair.  

Gordon married Sonja Vesledahl on June 11, 1955, beginning their lifelong journey of 68 years together. In 1969, they moved to the Halstad, MN, area, where Gordon owned and operated Halstad Body Shop, until his retirement in the late 1990’s.  After retirement, he worked part-time at the Cenex Store in Halstad for a few years.

Throughout his retirement, Gordon found joy in crafting beautiful woodworking projects.  These intricate pieces became cherished gifts for Sonja, his children and grandchildren.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Sonja and their children, James (Joy) Hogenson, White Bear Lake, MN, Mark (Theresa) Hogenson, Loveland, CO, Daniel (Jennifer) Hogenson, Hillsboro, ND, Kathy (Jon) Bayman, Fargo, ND, and Philip (Karmell) Hogenson, Moorhead, MN; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren;  brother, Karsten (Ellen) Hogenson, Silver Bay, MN; brother-in-law, Raymond Vesledahl, Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law, Carolyn Vesledahl Martinsburg, VA; and many nieces and nephews.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Connie Hogenson; father in-law and mother in-law, Martin and Beatrice Vesledahl; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, LuElla and Al Jirik; brother-in-law, Manford Vesledahl. 

A Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 2, 2024, with a Visitation one hour prior at Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service, Moorhead, MN.  Burial will take place in the Landstad Cemetery, rural Perley, MN, at a later date.

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