James Thurston Hoganson

November 15, 1933June 4, 2019

James Thurston Hoganson died peacefully at home in Boca Raton, Fl, on Tuesday June 4. He was 85 years old.

“Jim” was born on November 15, 1933 to Lawrence and Hazel Hoganson. He grew up in Blair, WI with his three sisters, LaVon, Patricia and Ellen. He graduated from Blair High School in 1952 and was drafted into the army in 1953. After serving in Korea, he moved to Seattle, WA, where he met and married Frances Beardsley on February 19, 1960.

Jim worked in road construction in Washington state, including helping build the Hood Canal and I-90 floating bridges. He later became a Bridge Engineer for the state. Jim and Frances raised three children in West Seattle until 1975 when they built a home and moved to Issaquah, WA. Jim moved to Boca Raton, FL in 2013.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Hoganson in 1960 and Hazel Hoganson in 1996; his wife Frances and his sister Ellen in 2009, and his sisters Pat and LaVon in 2012.

Survivors include his daughter Victoria Hoganson of Issaquah, WA, his son Larry of Ephrata, WA and son James P. Hoganson of Boca Raton, FL, five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and four step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date in Washington state, followed by a private committal at Tahoma National Cemetery.

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Keiko Edwards

June 14, 2019


Last time we met was in May--such a wonderful moment. I was your caregiver for almost two years and felt as if you were my own father. We talked about many things like your family, hometown, hunting, favorite songs and more. Every time when I went to your room, you were listening and singing to Frank Sinatra. Do you remember I told you that you have a beautiful voice?

You often selflessly asked me how I felt, and asked how my family was doing--even though you were doing your best to recover. I was impressed that you never complained--never saw you moody or angry but always full of smiles and appreciative of everything--what a nice, wonderful and respectful man!

I really liked you, and I’ll miss you a lot, but you will always be in my heart, and we will meet again. Thanks for everything!

With Love to You & Your Family,


Eric Rogness

June 11, 2019

Rest in Peace Uncle Jim.

You were such a kind and gentle man. A trait you carried so well from your Mother and my Grandmother Hazel. I personally work hard to carry on that Legacy.

Suzanne and I will miss you and we are so thankful that we were able to re-connect with you not so long ago on your trips back to Osseo and Blair for the annual Blair Cheese Festival that you loved so well.

I will never forget as a youngster seeing your Camper pull into our home in Osseo for many of your Summer trips and visits to Wisconsin. I was so excited to see you, Aunt Frances and get the chance again to see and play with my Cousins Vicki, Larry, and Jamie! You would always bring me Agates from the West Coast which were so colorful and which I believe you collected.

We love you Uncle Jim. Suzanne and I go forward in celebration knowing you are at Peace with Aunt Frances and Family in God's Kingdom. We will always cherish our memories of you.

God Bless,
Eric and Suzanne Rogness