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John W. Hogberg, 81

John Warren Hogberg, age 81, of Annandale, died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the Annandale Care Center.

He was born April 7, 1938, in Atwater, to Charles and Anna (Knudson) Hogberg.

Warren grew up in Atwater, where he graduated from high school. He furthered his education in Kansas City, MO, earning a degree in electronics.

Upon his graduation, Warren returned to Dassel, where he worked in a television shop and met his future wife. John was united in marriage to Dolores Freeman March 25, 1961, at the Dassel Covenant Church. The couple moved to Minneapolis, where Warren dedicated more than 40 years of employment to Maico Hearing Instruments.

In the mid-1960s, Warren and Dolores moved to the Annandale area, where they have made their home since. Warren was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir more than 50 years, as well as serving on church council and the property committee.

He enjoyed being a ham radio operator, with the call letters of K0MGT. In his spare time, Warren also enjoyed hunting with his sons, whether it be for deer or duck; fishing, and blowing snow. He always looked forward to attending threshing shows, and it was rare for Warren to miss an Atwater class reunion.

With his mechanical mind, Warren liked to fix anything from minibikes to televisions, and everything in between. There were very few things, he was not able to repair.

His family, especially his granddaughters and great-granddaughters, always held a special place in Warren’s heart.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores, of Annandale; sons David (Penny), and Mark, both of Annandale; granddaughters Kelli (Matt) Bronder, Kirsten (Jay) Horner, Noelle Hogberg, and Raquel Hogberg; three great-granddaughters, Hadley, Hazel, and Bria; sister, Judy Gudmundson of Cokato; and nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Anna Hogberg; and brother, Sheldon Hogberg.

Memorial services took place Wednesday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale with the Rev. David Nelson officiating. Burial followed at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Annandale.

There was visitation Tuesday, July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, with a closing prayer at 7 p.m. Visitation continued Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Matt Bronder, Jay Horner, and Todd Freeman served as urnbearers; Orma Lou Jacobsma, and Mark and Ardis Nelson provided music for the service.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale; obituary and guestbook online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.

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