Joseph Nelson Hodgins, age 22, of Spring Grove, died Saturday, November 8, 2008 in Kenosha County Wisconsin.
He was born July 25, 1986 in Lake Forest to Jerome and Dolores (Ulibarri) Hodgins.
Joe was employed as a welder in the ironwork industry. He was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed fishing. He was also an artist, a song writer and also wrote poetry. He will be remember by family and friends for his smile and laughter, he was the life of the party.
He is survived by his parents, Jerome and Mary Jo Hodgins; siblings, Jerome Hodgins Jr. of Carbondale, Justin Hodgins of Spring Grove, Jeneanne (Keith) Lowry of Sturtevant, WI., Jason Hodgins of Spring Grove; two nieces, Kelsy and Kyra; a nephew, Trevor; maternal grandmother, Helen Ulibarri of Fox Lake; paternal grandmother, Ruth Hodgins of Hawthorn Woods; and maternal grandfather, Donald Ulibarri of Fox Lake ; maternal grandmother, Eleanor Piazza of Wilkes-Barre, PA.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores; and paternal grandfather, James Hodgins.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Justen Funeral Home and Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, Il 60050.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be private.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com.