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Glyn Hoger

August 28, 1932 — January 26, 2023

Plaid, well-worn button up shirts, a love of classic westerns, calloused, hardworking hands and an unwavering love for God and his family—Glyn Hoger (90, New Salem, ND) passed away on January 26, 2023, surrounded by his family and so much love.

Glyn Harlow Hoger was born to Mimi (Nyquist) and Oscar Hoger on the family farm 10 miles NE of New Salem on August 28, 1932.  He attended a one-room country school directly across the road from the farmstead until 8th grade whereby he then attended high school in New Salem. 

Being a lifelong dairy farmer, he showed an affinity for all animals at a very young age.  So much so that he had taught his pony to crawl under the fence because he was too little to properly open the gate.  He also, much to his parents’ dismay, taught said pony how to open the door to their house and walk right into the kitchen.

Glyn put farming (and subsequent pony training) on hold to enlist in the army.  He served overseas from 1956 to 1958.  When he came back, he met the vivacious spit-fire Nancy Smith and they were married on August 7th, 1960.  They had 62 years with each other, 3 children; Kim (Charles) Ledger, Scott (Anita) Hoger, and Sue (Ross) Kleingartner, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren—all of whom survive him.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved sister Audrey Henke and her husband Kenny Henke as well as his parents-in-law Vernon and Anna Smith.  He leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.

Glyn has always been a faithful steward of his Church, being an Elder at Zion Lutheran.  He was a significant life-long purveyor of his community as evidenced by his many years of involvement with the Lions Club and school board.  Being a strong advocate for the dairy industry, Glyn was a vital participant in the formation and construction of New Salem Sue.  He is also credited with being instrumental in getting the first DHIA milk testing facility called the Morton-Oliver Testing Association Lab here that serviced all of ND. 

The family welcomes you to a visitation at 5:00 PM followed by a prayer service at 7:00 PM on Friday, February 3rd at Zion Lutheran Church in New Salem. 

A celebration of life and funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 4th, also at Zion Lutheran Church.

His physical absence will be felt always; at home, during potato planting, cow shows at fairs, harvest time, and the many family gatherings.  Those left to mourn him have no idea what Heaven looks like, but if you were to ask Glyn where he was happiest—it was sitting in the swather in a hay field, during the quiet early morning hours…simply watching the sun rise. 


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