Garrett Hodson

June 20, 2000 - October 13, 2023

Garrett Rae Hodson, age 23, left us on Friday, October 13, 2023, in Denver, Colo. Garrett was born in Gordon, Nebr. in June of 2000 to Kevin and Kaye Hodson. The youngest of four children, Garrett filled his life as a Marine, a hardworking rancher, and was working towards becoming a diesel mechanic. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend.

In 2018 Garrett graduated from Bennett County High School. He qualified for the state track meet all four years of high school. His favorite track event was the 110 hurdles.

On August 4, 2018, Garrett joined the United States Marine Corps. He spent the next four years stationed at Camp Pendleton working as a motor vehicle operator. After serving in the Marines, Garrett returned to Hodson Ranch for a year before deciding to pursue further education to become a diesel mechanic at Lincoln Technical College in Denver. Garrett was a student at Lincoln Technical College at the time of his death. 

He had a wonderful sense of humor. Garrett was always quick with a witty comment or joke. He had the ability to quickly make friends everywhere he went and loved spending time with his family and friends. Garrett will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Garrett is survived by his parents, Kevin and Kaye Hodson; three siblings, John Hodson (wife Janaya), Laura Hauser (husband Zach), and Keith Hodson (wife KeAnna); and his niece and nephews Kierra Hodson, Kal Hodson, and Carson Hauser. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Garnet Audiss; aunts and uncles Kelly Hodson (Luella), KayCee Hodson, Mary Christensen, Liz Fredrickson (Robert) (including honorary uncle Herb Hodson and honorary aunt Michelle Winters and families); and cousins Rich Hodson (Jen), Mariah Bloomquist (Adam), Amanda Smith (Troy), and their families.

Garrett is preceded in death by his grandparents John and Annabel Christensen, Richard Hodson, and Jack Audiss; and maternal aunt Janet Christensen.

A rosary was held on October 19 at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The funeral was held at the Old American Legion Auditorium on Friday, October 20, at 10 a.m. with the burial afterwards at the Martin Cemetery. 

Memorial gifts will be donated to Lost&Found, a South Dakota nonprofit organized to provide programs, training, and services on mental health. (

Bennett County Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

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