Jerry D. “Bucky” Hodge, of Van Buren, Indiana, passed away at Lutheran Hospital on Friday, July 22, 2022. He was 83 years old.
Hodge was born on Oct. 5, 1938, to Charles O. Hodge and Delores G. Leffler. He was a 1957 Marion High School graduate. He wrestled in high school and spent some time studying at Ball State University after graduation. Hodge married Susan Cramer on August 15, 1969, in Illinois. He retired from Dana Corp in Marion. He loved being on the farm and could often be found driving the ranger around, taking care of the animals. He was his grandchildren’s biggest fan and enjoyed watching them play at their various sporting events. He enjoyed racing horses and raising angus cattle. Hodge’s family brought him great joy.
Hodge was preceded in death by his parents, Pvt. Charles O. Hodge and Delores (Leffler) Shannon, sister, Cheryl Kitts, and 4 great grandchildren.
Loving survivors include his wife of 52 years, Susan Hodge; children, Jerry Hodge Jr., Jacqueline (Don) Ide, Jill Hodge, Deana (Karl) Kitts, Travis Hodge, Ashley (John) Williams, Katelyn Hodge, and Zachary Hodge; grandchildren, Callie, Jerod, Tony, Sarah, Daisy, Korisa, Kaley, Klayton, Jacob, Shelby, Hunter, and Elliana; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister, Judy (George) Juergens; brother, Jeff Shannon; and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at the Van Buren Central Christian Church, 201 S 1st St. Van Buren, IN 46991, on Monday, July 25, 2022, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the church at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Tony Miner will be officiating, and burial will follow at the Estates of Serenity Cemetery in Marion, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Donor’s Choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home in Van Buren, Indiana.