Donald Hodgson 1931-2017
Donald F. Hodgson, DVM, 86, died on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Villa St. Francis in Olathe.
Donald was born in Topeka to the late Louis and Rachel Hodgson. The family moved to Manhattan when Donald was young. His interest in animals started early as he grew up on a dairy farm. He graduated from Manhattan High School and attended Kansas State University graduating with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1955.
Donald married Betty Dianne Glessner of Alta Vista on Aug. 23, 1953. After graduating he joined a practice in Wymore, Neb., and in 1958 moved to Wetmore, where he had a mixed animal practice for many years. Upon retiring Donald and Betty traveled around the country in a motor home and lived in Phoenix, Ariz., and Branson, Mo.
Donald is preceded in death by his wife Betty, twin brother Richard, brother Robert and sister Ruth. He is survived by his three sons, Thomas (Letecia), Michael (Elaine) and James; five grandchildren, Shaun, Shane, Christian, Jared and Jenny; and four great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Phoenix, Mac and Remi.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to KSU Foundation and mail to: Pet Tribute, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1800 Kimball Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan, KS 66506. All donations will further animal health research.
A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Junction City, at the Johnson Chapel located at 203 N. Washington Ave.