Melvin Hokanson, age 76, of Elgin, IL passed away Sunday August 10, 2014 at St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates, IL. Melvin was born October 20, 1937 in Chicago, IL to the loving parents of Mathias and Jenny Hokanson.

Melvin was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He started his printing business, Melar, in 1971 and with hard work and determination, was in business for 30 plus years.  Melvin enjoyed fishing and was a avid sports fan.  He loved to watch all the Chicago teams play, even the Cubs.  After retiring, he enjoyed traveling and visited many destinations.  He will be greatly missed.

He survived by his daughter Sandra (Albert) Von Holt,  his sons Thomas (Susan), Jeff (Moira) Hokanson, his grandchildren Jake, Brock, Kevin Von Holt, Amanda, Katie, Melissa, Morgan, Jamie Hokanson and his brother Robert Hokanson.

He proceeded in death by his loving wife Mary Ann and his brother Leonard.

Visitation will be Thursday August 14, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Viewing Friday August 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to time of service starting 11:00 AM at Madison Funeral Home 305 Park Street Elgin, IL 60120 Interment will follow to Mt. Hope Cemetery 1001 Villa St Elgin, IL 60120.

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