Douglas Hodel


Born and raised on a farm in Albany, Minnesota, Doug graduated from Albany High School and then enlisted in the Air Force. He was a commercial driver and a farmer, raising crops and Hereford cattle. Doug took great pride in being hired at the St. Cloud Technical Driver Training program where he taught students the finer points of driving an 18 wheeler “truck.”

Doug had the unique ability to listen and always had a joke to share. He was passionate about John Deere, attended every auction he could and collected John Deere two-cylinders. His pride and joy was a 1948 John Deere tractor.

He was the father of two daughters and two great granddaughters of whom he took great pride.

Doug resided on a farm in Cold Spring with the love of his life, Sharon.

We were truly blessed to have had Doug in our lives.