Tsugio Yoshimoto


February 2, 2022

Tsugio Yoshimoto passed away Jan. 26, 2022 at the Sedgwick County Nursing Home in Julesburg at the age of 97.

Tugo was born June 16, 1924, at Sedgwick to Hideichi and Hide (Toyota) Yoshimoto. He graduated from Ovid High School.

Tugo’s family farmed north of Sedgwick for many years. He was one of the last farmers in the county to employ a team of horses for his farming operations. He was proud of his farm and was honored when his beet crop was named one of the “High Ten” for Great Western Sugar.

In 1949, Tugo married Elsie Sato at the Sedgwick Buddhist Temple. Tugo and Elsie wer...

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