John I. Hogelin, 85, of Parsons died at 11:02 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Labette Health.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1924, at Mound Valley to Ira and Dema (Savage) Hogelin. He grew up at Mound Valley and Guthrie, Okla., and attended schools there, graduating from Mound Valley High School in 1941.
He married Elsie J. Cochran on April 20, 1949, at Mound Valley. The couple moved to Parsons. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 1986.
He worked for Meadow Gold and owned and operated the Zesto Drive-In from 1963 to 1968. He then worked as a security guard at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant from 1968 until he retired in 1991. In his retirement he owned and operated Discount Implement south of Parsons.
He enjoyed antiques, working and he briefly operated an auctioneer business. He was also a Mason.
Survivors include a brother, Bill Hogelin of Parsons; a sister, Evelyn Gibboney of Alabama; six nephews, Elton “Stub” Hogelin and his wife, Anita, of Pinehurst, Texas, Bill Hogelin and his wife, Carol, of Parsons, Jim Hogelin of Joplin, Iry Elvis Linnegar of Birmingham, Ala., Phil Cochran and his wife, Melissa, of Dayton, Nev., and Steve Cochran of Dallas; three nieces, Sherry Dean and her husband, Robert, of Omaha, Neb., Connie Stankewsky and her husband, Alex, of Lenexa and Donna Theis and her husband, Jamie, of Marietta, Ga.; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mound Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home before the service.
Memorials are suggested to the Labette County Chapter of the American Red Cross and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.