Jimmie L. “Jim” Hodgen

April 7, 2021

Jimmie L. “Jim” Hodgen, 93, formally of Clarks Hill, passed away April 7, 2021 at Creasy Springs Nursing Home, Lafayette, Ind.  Born July 25, 1927 in Clinton County to the late Bruce & Leila (Scott) Hodgen.  His first marriage was to Laura Bybee, who passed away in 1973.  His second marriage was to Evelyn Mahoy, who passed in 2005.

Jimmie was a graduate of Clarks Hill High School.  He farmed for over 50 years and worked for the Iron Workers Local 22 for over 70 years.

Visitation and Services

Private family entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Iron Workers Local 22, 126 S. Earl St., Lafayette, IN 47904

Survived by:

2 Sons: Jimmie Lynn Hodgen and Frank Hodgen, both of Clinton County, 2 Daughters: Rebecca Hodgen of Lafayette, Wanda (Tony) Peterson of Lafayette, 8 Grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Hodgen, 2 grandsons, Jamie Hodgen, Francis Hodgen, brother, Robert Hodgen and sister, Janet Jo Hodgen.

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6 Condolences for “Jimmie L. “Jim” Hodgen”

  1. Ed and Jackie Smith April 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    We are saddened to hear that Jim passed away this week. He was such a good neighbor and friend. We shared lots of fun times and farming stories. Jackie loved that he visited the elevator almost everyday to just sit and chat. I loved spending time with him, hauling his grain and just sharing time with him and my dad. We are sure going to miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Cherish the great memories and just know how special Jim was. We were al lucky to know him and call him friend and family.

  2. Jim Stewart April 10, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Jim Hodgen and my Dad, Harold (Stewie) Stewart worked along side each other for many years in the Ironworker trade. I had the pleasure of working for both of them at one point in my life. Jim was one of the hardest working men I have ever known. His work ethic was of the highest degree. He was very hard to keep up with. I saw him after my Dad passed and he said that Stewie saved his life at one point while they were working together. He had tears in his eyes when he told me. A lifelong farmer and Ironworker! My deepest condolences to the family!

  3. Ed Gable April 10, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Jimmie was a good friend. He usually had a new joke to tell.

  4. Jim Watson April 10, 2021 at 11:07 am

    I am sorry for your loss. He raised a good daughter and I hope you have some comfort from your time with hospice and the knowledge he is at peace. My deepest sympathy.
    James Watson, M.D.

  5. Russell (Pete) and Jane Clark April 10, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    We enjoyed visiting with Jim at family gatherings when Leila was married to my father. Jane and I are sorry for your loss, but Jim lived a full life. It was a pleasure to know him. Pete and Jane Clark.

  6. Darren Clouse April 14, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    Jimmy was a fine man, he was customer of mine at ADM fickle Elevator. Enjoyed him. Prayers to Rodney and Family. Great life he lived.

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