Elmer Julius Hogrefe

March 26, 1927October 30, 2013

Elmer Julius Hogrefe, 86, of Cameron, OK passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013, in Fort Smith. He was born March 26, 1927 in Fort Smith, AR to the late Julius and Frieda Hogrefe. He was a retired mechanic from Fort Chaffee. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the Arkansas Army National Guard 2nd Battalion 142nd Fires Brigade after forty years of service. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Fort Smith and the German-American Club in Fort Smith. He enjoyed following NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his wife Bettye Marie Hogrefe and a son Kirk Hogrefe of Cameron, OK. Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Monday, November 4, 2013, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith with Pastor Allen Stuckwisch officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will be at Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. He is survived by three daughters Julie Heavener of Rock Island, OK, Debra Hogrefe Griffin of Greenwood, AR and Ingrid Titi of Van Buren, AR, one son Fred Hogrefe of Cameron, OK, sixteen grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. The family will visit with friends Sunday afternoon, November 3, 2013, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home. To place online tributes please visit


  • Funeral service Monday, November 4, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2013

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fred & lynda wilson

December 22, 2013

so sorry. he was a good man & missed very much. we know he loved his family very much. God's blessings to the whole family

Tim Wilson

November 4, 2013

My hero. I love all of You. He was Mega Cool. One time I was trying to stab a 4speed trans in a Mustang and I had been fooling with it all day and someone said I needed a pilot shaft and I called Elmer late in the afternoon and he said "Timmy get You a by god broom handle or a extension or somthing You don't need no dam pilot shaft". so I climbed back under the car and the transmission just fell in the hole. Thanks Elmer Tell Kirk and Momma howdy for me.

Joyce Pate

November 3, 2013

So soory for yor loss. may God be with you in your time od sorrow. with love Joyce Pate...Wal-Mart

tonna boyd

November 2, 2013

I love you opa well be missed daily

rose washburn

November 2, 2013

a very great man always to be remembered, im thinking about you all at this time.

Anne Cristee

November 2, 2013

May you feel God's comfort and peace during this time and the days ahead.

Kaprecia Cleavenger - Tervin

November 2, 2013

Opa, I hated to see you go, but it fills my heart with joy knowing you are no longer in pain and that you and Oma are together again.

November 2, 2013

He is now in Heaven with my mom (his sister- Wilma Hogrefe Rogers.) Love to my cousins and the rest of the family.
- Pamela Rogers McLeod

Donald Cleavenger

November 1, 2013

Will always be my and prayers to the whole family.God will guide you Opa and watch over all you left behind. Always in my heart and in my prayers...

Laura Goines

November 1, 2013

Forever in my heart. Love You, Opa