RUSHVILLE — Dean E. Hodge, PH.D., passed away Fri., Aug. 2, 2013, in St. Louis, Mo.
Beloved husband of the late Freda J. Hodge (nee Johnting), dear father of Elizabeth Hoffman, Nancy (Peter) Cole and Jane Hodge; dear grandfather of Danielle, Peter Jr. and Channing, dear son of the late Zeno and Mary Hodge.
Prior to becoming Director of Ruminant Nutrition and Research at Ralston-Purina Co. in 1965, Dr. Hodge obtained a Master’s Degree at Ohio State University and a Doctorate at Purdue in Animal Science. Following this tenure, he developed his own consulting firm and continued with patent development. His service work included being an elder/deacon and President of the Finance Committee at Ladue Chapel, as well as serving as President and board member of the Missouri Horse Shows Association and the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show.
Memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Ladue Chapel, 9450 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, Mo 63124, with reception to follow at Ladue Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Louis National Charity Horse Show (www.stlhorseshow.com).