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James 'Jim' Hoogland Jr., 91

| November 18, 2023 1:00 AM

James Hoogland Jr., 91 passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023. Jim was born to James Hoogland Sr. and Jennie Workman on Dec.r 22, 1931, in Grangeville, Idaho. 

He grew up on a farm outside of Grangeville with his brother and two sisters. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country in the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant. After leaving the military, he settled in Kooskia, Idaho, where he started his career in banking. Tragedy struck his family, leaving him a widower and a single dad to his 2-year-old son, Steven James. Three years later, he married Sharon C. Matheney on May 20, 1960. Jim moved his new family to Genesee, Idaho. This is where his daughter, Jill, was born. Six years late, he was promoted to the manager of First Security Bank and moved to Kendrick, Idaho, where he and Sharon worked and raised their family. In 2009, they moved to Coeur d’Alene to be closer to daughter Jill.

Jim served as a councilman and later the mayor of Kendrick. He volunteered as an EMT and firefighter. He was involved in the Lions Club, Elks Lodge, the Masonic Temple and his local church. Jim loved keeping busy by restoring furniture and cars, fishing, stained glass work, quilting, gardening and being around family.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Jill McDowell (Dave) of Coeur d’Alene; daughter-in-law Jean Hoogland of Springfield, Va.; grandchildren Steven Hoogland (Megan), Thomas McDowell (Ashleigh) Rebecca Knudsen (Dustin), Kelly McDowell (Wendy), Megan McDowell and Matthew Hoogland (Mariah); and sisters Hilda Kaufmann and Margaret Howell. Jim was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; son Steve; parents James and Jennie; and brother John Hoogland.

A service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jim’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Yates Funeral Home is entrusted with final arrangements. Please visit Jim’s online memorial and sign his guestbook at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com