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James Arthur Hodge

June 24, 1936 - June 1, 2024

Service Date June 24, 2024

Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 5693 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown, MN on his 88th birthday June 24, 2024. Visitation will be at 10:00 am with a Memorial Service at 11:00 am. There will be a private burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Twig, MN.

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James Arthur Hodge, 87, went home to be with his Savior on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Jim passed away at Viewcrest Health Center surrounded by his family and friends.

Jim was born in Kasson, MN on June 24, 1936, the son of Lewis and Irene Hodge.

Most of his career he worked as an overhead crane operator at Reserve Mining Company in Silver Bay. After the plant closed, he worked as a maintenance man for Thies and Talle Management caring for apartments in Duluth and Hibbing. He finished his apartment maintenance career working for Tom Brozic in Duluth.

Jim was very proud to have served in the Navy on the submarine USS Chivo (SS-341).

Jim loved people and sharing his joyous and fun nature. He cherished spending time with his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, music, and many years of camping with the Holiday Ramblers.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Irene Hodge, sister Laurel Louks and brother-in-law, Bob Louks.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Joan; children, Dawn (Tom) Polaski, Delton (Sharon) Hodge and Dalen (Lori) Hodge. Grandchildren, DJ Hodge, Jenna (Adam) Knight, Jamie (Kaz) Anderson, Jacob Hodge, and Keenan Hodge and eight great grandchildren. Brother Al (Kay) Hodge and sister Mary (Ken) Konkel.

Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 5693 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown, MN on his 88th birthday June 24, 2024. Visitation will be at 10:00 am with a Memorial Service at 11:00 am. There will be a private burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Twig, MN.

In lieu of flowers, you can donate to have an American flag at Viewcrest Health Center or some other memorial that will be in Jim’s honor. As a Navy veteran, Jim always loved his country and flag.