“WALT” DAVID HOGGE
Walter “Walt” David Hogge weighed anchor and set sail for heaven’s shores on Friday, July 18th, 2014. He was welcomed a’ shore and a’ board by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the very one who stills the seas. Walt passed at half past the noon hour, at Harrison Hospital, East Bremerton, WA.
Walt was born on Christmas day, December 25th, 1946, to Robert Duncan Hogge and Kathryn Arlene (Artt) Hogge in Grand Junction, Colorado. He joined elder brother Thomas “Tom” William Hogge in the Hogge family and he was followed in birth-order, by his younger brother James “Jim” Gordon Hogge. Walt grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado and attended Western State College before he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1967.
Walt is a Vietnam Veteran who served two “in-country” tours of duty in Central Vietnam. He served his country with twenty-four years in the United States Navy, with his final fourteen years of service dedicated to sub-surface-sound-surveillance-systems and analysis. Walt’s devotion to duty was rewarded with National Defense Service Medals, Combat Action Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Unit Gallantry Citation, Republic of Vietnam Unit Civil Action Citation, Vietnam Service medal with Four Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Unit Commendations, Meritorious Unit Commendations, multi Navy Achievement Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service recognition, and other medals and ribbons for exemplary military service. Walt also received numerous letters of commendations throughout his faithful service to God and Country.
Walt retired from the navy in 1992, and stepped back into the field of finance. He worked for the Bank of Denver, EDS, and FiServ. Walt retired from his financial career in 2005.
Following a long history of military moves, Walt and his wife Pat, settled into their comfy-cozy retirement home, near US Naval Base Kitsap, in Bremerton, Washington. Walt and Pat wanted to be surrounded by seawater and close to naval activity and navy vessels, which were happy reminders of cherished lifetime memories they shared during their joint navy careers.
Walt was Soul-Mate, Shipmate, Spouse and Best Friend to his beloved wife Patricia (Knutson) Hogge. He was dedicated to his family and devoted to his sons. Walt combined caring and compassion, along with gifted skills of strong leadership, stable control, and wise counsel to family and friends. Walt cheered, coached, counseled, communicated, and challenged his beloved sons Mark, Eric, and Chris Hogge and he offered knowledge and wisdom to step-sons Dan and Dave Chaney.
Walt loved football and cheered the Denver Broncos. This devoted Dad passed positive character qualities and family traditions to his beloved sons in many ways. His love of football and his admiration of the Broncos, allowed Walt to encourage team-spirit, team-building, team cohesiveness, and team-effort with his adored sons, who in turn are sharing these things with their children. Walt was a revered and respected role-model for all members of his loving family. And Walt adored his grandchildren. He couldn’t wait to spend quality time with them and loved to hear their sweet voices on the telephone.
Walt will be sorely missed by his loving wife Pat, his beloved sons Mark, Eric, Chris and all family members. Devoted brothers Tom and Jim Hogge will miss Walt’s phone-calls, companionship, and shared cherished memories.
Walt was a giant of a man among men and a faithful friend to many. There will be an empty void in many lives, because of Walt’s passing. He was one of a kind and he walked his talk.
Walter “Walt” Hogge is survived by his Wife, Patricia “Pat” Hogge, Sons Mark S. Hogge (Sachi), Eric S. Hogge (Peggy), Christopher “Chris” A. Hogge (Ashley) and Step-Sons Daniel “Dan” L. Chaney (Lisa), and David “Dave” Chaney. Beloved Grandchildren include Grandsons Colton Hogge and Brooks Hogge. Granddaughters are Kayla Hogge-Uyema, Mary Ann Chaney, and Joanna Chaney-Hall. Walt and Pat also have one Great Granddaughter, Jaidyn. Walt’s loving brothers are Thomas “Tom or Bill” Hogge (Linda) and James “Jim” Hogge (Kathy). He was a caring “Big Brother” to Sister-In-Law” Margaret (Knutson) Lower. Walt was “Uncle Walt” to many well loved Nieces and Nephews. They include Jennifer Howard (Mark) and their son Austin, Allison Hammond (Brad) and their sons Hunter and Wylie. Ryan Hogge (Rachel), Lonnie Berg (Amy) and their daughters Meghan, Rileigh, Emery, and Macie. Walt shared navy camaraderie and close friendship with Nephew Terry Rehnert and Niece Marie Rehnert. Other Nephews include Roger Lower (Stefanie), Patricia Loera (Tomas), and Wendall Lower (Brandi). Walt also has numerous grand nephews, nieces and great grand nephews and nieces who will all come to know him through shared conversations and photographs.
Preceded in death by parents: Robert Duncan Hogge and Kathryn Arlene (Artt) Hogge.
FUNERAL SERVICES and COMMITTAL CEREMONY:
Monday, August 4th, 2014: Private viewing for family and friends of Walt will start at 9:00am. Funeral services will start at 10:00am, and will be completed by 11:00am.
Grab and go lunches/directions will be provided for the funeral procession to Tahoma National Cemetery where Walt will receive a Military Funeral Service with Honors starting promptly at 1:00pm. The afternoon will be left open and flexible for family members and friends.
9:00am - 10:00am: Private Family and Friends Viewing (open casket) for Walter Hogge at Sylvan Way Baptist Church. Family may place a personal memento in the coffin that will be enshrined with Walter David Hogge.
Sylvan Way Baptist Church
900 Sylvan Way
Bremerton, WA 98310
10:00am - 11:00am: Funeral Services for Walter Hogge at Sylvan Way Baptist Church.
11:00am – 12:45pm: Funeral Procession to Tahoma National Cemetery (Transit time from Sylvan Baptist Church to Tahoma is 1 hour and 15 minutes so we need to stay on schedule and prompt. There is a toll bridge ($5.50) on the way to cemetery which accepts cash or credit card as payment.
Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 SE 240th St
Kent, WA 98042
12:55pm – 1:00pm: At precisely 12:55pm the Military processional to the Committal Site begins.
Pall bearers must exit their vehicles and report to the Funeral Director at the hearse immediately upon arrival to the Committal Site. Military time is absolute, so everyone must be on time.
Pall Bearers: Thomas Hogge, Jim Hogge, Mark Hogge, Eric Hogge, Chris Hogge, David Chaney
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Military Commitment Service at VA Tahoma National Cemetery “Where Heroes Rest”.