Paul Hodson


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Posted Online: Sept. 10, 2011, 5:19 pm
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Paul Clarence Hodson, 93, of Moline, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Bickford Cottage in Moline.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors will be bestowed by American Legion Post 246, Moline. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Moline.

Paul was born on Aug. 13, 1918, in Rock Island, the son of Clarence and Dorothy M. Coyne Hodson. He married Jeanne Darkenwald on April 9, 1938, in Kahoka, Mo. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army in Europe.

Paul was the vice president and an owner of the Van Packer Company in Buda, Ill., retiring in 1998 with more 38 years with the company. He was a member of the National Fire Protection Association.

Paul, along with his wife, Jeanne, loved to travel and had been to every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Estes Park in the Colorado Rocky Mountains was a favorite spot to stay, as he loved the mountains. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.

Survivors (and spouses) include his wife, Jeanne, Moline; sons, Dennis (Jean) Hodson, Peter (Shari) Hodson and Brian (Cindy) Hodson, all of Moline; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; brother, Gary Hodson; and sister, Virginia Deffner, preceded Mr. Hodson in death.

Condolences may be left at www.hodgsonfuneralhome.com.














 



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