Sept. 4, 1934-Oct. 18, 2018
Vern Hoge, 84, of Columbus, died Oct. 18, 2018, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Michael Klatt and the Rev. Cory Burma officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, at Gass Haney Funeral Home, and will continue from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. There will be family prayer service at the church at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Private family interment will be held at a later date in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Scribner. Memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Vern L. Hoge was born Sept. 4, 1934, on a farm near Snyder, in Dodge County, to Frank and Andelheidt (Fullner) Hoge. He attended District 25 Grade School, graduated from Snyder High School, and attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont for one year. On Nov. 5, 1956, Vern entered the United States Army, serving two years in active duty, and four years in the Army Reserves. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 30, 1962.
On Jan. 13, 1963, Vern was united in marriage to Myrene Toelle at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Beemer. The couple farmed near Scribner until 1976, when they moved to Ord where they ran Hoge’s Drive-In Liquor Store for 22 years. Upon his retirement in 1997, they moved to Columbus. Vern was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus, enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, farming, woodworking, and watching the Cubs and Nebraska Cornhuskers football. He was a member of the Snyder VFW.
Vern is survived by wife Myrene Hoge of Columbus; son Marvin (Melinda) Hoge of Mesa, Arizona; son Brian Hoge of Columbus, son Wayne (Deb) Hoge of Lincoln; grandchildren Jessica, Emilee, Hannah, Nathan, and Jacob Hoge; sister-in-law Betty Hoge of Dodge.
Vern was preceded in death by parents Frank and Andelheidt Hoge, and brother Leroy Hoge.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.