Gettysburg, SD

Clairen Dean Hogg

Clairen Dean Hogg was born March 28, 1930 at Faulkton, SD to Henry and Carrie (Vensand) Hogg. Clairen died at the Community Memorial Hospital in Burke, SD June 2, 2012 at the age of 82 years.
Clairen attended elementary school in Miranda, SD and graduated from Faulkton High School in 1948. In 1952 he enlisted in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1955, with numerous medals. He was a life member of the VFW Post 3179, Masons, York Rites and Yelduz Shrine.
In December of 1956 he was united in marriage to Jeannette Soule.
After leaving the family farm, he moved to Gettysburg, SD where he was owner and operator of the Gettysburg Livestock Sale Barn. Upon his retirement they moved to Spearfish, SD and in 1995 they moved to Burke, South Dakota. He resided there until his sudden death from cancer.
Clairen was an avid fisherman and a great gardener.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister, Karen Rusten.
He is survived by his wife Jeannette of Burke, SD; his children: Patty (Jerry) Jones of Burke, SD; Robert (Lyla) Hogg of Parker, SD; Nancy Lee of Ortonville, MN; and Jerry Hogg of Gettysburg, SD; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Gayle Benning of Denver, CO; his brother Daryl Hogg of Faulkton, SD.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Clausen Funeral Home in Burke. Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery, Burke.