Hogan Obit

James C. Hogan age 88 of Hudson, WI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at his home in North Hudson with his wife by his side. Born November 16, 1931 to Clarence and Anne (Roberts) Hogan, James grew up in Minneapolis, MN where he attended Southwest High School before continuing to college and serving in the United Sates Army. James earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and was a proud supporter of his Twin Cities alum.

James was united in marriage to Kathryn Holtan on December 31, 1960, and together they raised four children. Kathy sadly passed away in 2009. James found love again in Jean (Friedlund) Schultz, and the two were married on September 8, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Hudson. For most of his career, James worked at 3M as a mechanical engineer, but he always had a heart for farming. Wherever he lived, James purchased a hobby farm in the country where he could work the land, or on projects in the barn. When he eventually retired from 3M, James returned to school to earn a degree in agriculture. James also loved music and dancing. He sang in the choirs of all the churches he attended, and thoroughly enjoyed theater and musical performances at the Phipps. James was a kind, giving and thoughtful man who always put others before himself. Whether in Wisconsin or Florida, where he spent winters for many years, James always found a way to volunteer his time and talents. One of his favorite places to volunteer was Willow River State Park with their OWLs program (Organization for Wildlife Learning). James had a sharp wit, and a wonderful sense of humor.

He will remain in the hearts of so many, but especially his wife Jean; children Thomas Hogan, Judy (Tom) Stadem, David (Lynn) Hogan and Joni Cooper; Jean’s children Richard (Kimberly) Schultz and Catherine (Brian) Johnson; grandchildren Rachel, Nathan, Hannah (Ethan), Rebeka, Alexander, Madison, Adam, Lia; step grandchildren Tyler, Taylor, Erin, Cole and Alex; brother Robert (Sally) Hogan and sister Joanne Nelson. He is preceded in death by his father Clarence and mother Anne Hogan Holzschuh, first wife Kathryn and brother-in-law Gerald Nelson.

A visitation for James will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2-5pm at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, January 21,2020 at United Methodist Church in Hudson at 11am with a visitation one hour before the service. Memorials are preferred to the United Methodist Church or to American Parkinson Disease Association.


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