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Elmer Hogsten, Jr.

October 15, 1933 — January 3, 2021

Age 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Predeceased by his mother & father (Mary Pierce & Elmer Hogsten, Sr) and his brother (Ernie Allen Hogsten). Dedicated husband and father to his dear wife (Emily Kenders Hogsten-also deceased) and survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Heidi & Kevin Freeman. He is also survived by his 4 nephews and their families: John, Jeff, Bart & Peter. Elmer graduated from Ironton High School (Ohio) in 1951, joined the US Navy and received an honorable discharge in 1954 eventually working as an Operating Engineer until his retirement in 1996. He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on August 14, 1970 and served as a Ministerial Servant and Elder in the Barrington and Atco congregations respectively. The true focus of his life was his family, friends and his zealous dedication to help others understand the full meaning of God’s love from the Bible. He found great joy in learning and helping people. Elmer enjoyed the mountains and the beach. Vacationing with his family and friends helped him gain greater appreciation for Jehovah God’s global creations, especially the animals like his cat, Charley. Funeral services will be held virtually on Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 at 3 pm. Please contact the family for the link. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Atco, NJ Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses at

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