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Memorial Tribute Established in Memory of John M. Hodapp

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of John M. Hodapp. This memorial tribute is established by long-time clients and friends, the Tawaga Family and Ken Young AAF.

John was Director of Agency Operations, overseeing the firm’s agency subsidiary at Hortica, a brand of Sentry Insurance Group. John’s previous positions at Hortica included national accounts manager and regional vice-president of the Midwest Region. John was actively engaged in serving the needs of many Hortica clients, including the American Floral Endowment, the Society of American Florists, and many other industry businesses, advising on risk management and insurance issues.

John passed unexpectedly on February 11, 2022. John and his wife Cathy had recently moved to Eddyville, Kentucky, where he planned to retire before the end of the year. He had recently celebrated his 35th anniversary with Hortica. Prior to joining Hortica, John worked for 12 years alongside his father at the family’s independent insurance agency. 

John was very dedicated to family, friends, and to Hortica. He enjoyed working on insurance issues within the floral industry. John is survived by his wife Cathy, their son Ryan, daughter Ashley, and their spouses. He is also the very proud grandfather of four grandsons (Beau, Luke, Tucker, Grant) and one granddaughter (Arlie). John will always be remembered for his eternal optimism and friendly smile. He loved to travel and meet new people. He also had a passion for cars and airplanes… and, most of all, caring for and bringing joy to his family!

Checks can be sent to:
American Floral Endowment
c/o John Hodapp Memorial Tribute
610 Madison St, Ste 101, PMB 803
Alexandria, VA 22314

Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 18, 2022, at St Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine, IL. Interment will be at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Marine, IL. You can view John Hodapp’s obituary here.

The family is always notified of donations and contributions can be made in any amount.