The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA


Harold Steven (Sonny Boy) Hodson

October 25, 1951July 10, 2019

Harold Steven (Sonny Boy) Hodson, 67, of Davenport, IA passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Per his wishes he will be cremated. There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, 7780 W. Locust St., Davenport. A private family burial will be held. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Sonny was born on October 25, 1951 to Harold F. and Libby (Havel) Hodson in Davenport. He was a graduate from West High School and went on to enlist in the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving seven years as a mechanic on turbine generators. He served in places such as Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Sonny was honorably discharged as the rank of staff sergeant. He later worked at Caterpillar Tractor and then Tyson Foods in Missouri as a mechanic until he retired.

Sonny was always helping others and loved spending time with his family, especially at Thanksgiving, Christmas and family cookouts. He enjoyed cooking and making his squirrel gravy. Sonny also loved to go fishing and in his younger years he also loved to hunt.

Those left to cherish his memory are his siblings: Judy (Jeff) Lang, Shirley (Verlyn) Keeney, Suzanne (Terry) Cummers, Barbara (Rick) Shaw, Rex (Edelgard) Hodson, Michelle (Basil) Cirillo, Kevin (Rachelle) Hodson, Dawn (Scott) Hann, Lorie (Randy) Weiland, Dorie (Fred) Hansell and Julie (John) Oliger; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Linda Pearsal.


  • The Family


20 July

Celebration of Life

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

New Life Baptist Church

7780 W. Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52804


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Judith Lang

July 12, 2019

Sonny visited us for a few days several years ago. We were fishing for Walleye. Got stuck in the mud on the bank up to our knees and had to try and pull each other out. Then we feel into the mud...We laughed so hard and both relieved ourselves......Had to hose down when we got back to the house...We did catch one Walleye.The next day Sonny was out fishing again..We also visited a casino in Milwaukee and had a wonderful lunch.. We had such a great time! Will miss his great smile!