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September 2, 2012
Messenger News

Paul V. Hogan, 91, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Thursday August 30, 2012 at Careage of Fort Dodge surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Shane Deman officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery with military rites conducted by the V.F.W. Post 1856 and the U.S. Marine Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the church on Tuesday.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona Hogan of Fort Dodge; sons, John (Leslie) Hogan of Alpharetta, GA; Steven Hogan of Glassboro, NJ; daughter, Ann (Jim) Steele of Fort Dodge; Kathy (Steve) Blair of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, Abby Blair, Grant Blair, Ian Steele, Tavish Steele, Carter Steele, Virginia Hogan, and Eileen Hogan; sister, Frances Adams and brother, Ray Hogan both of Fort Dodge.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, John Francis and Margaret (Trainer) Hogan; sister Elizabeth Hogan German; brothers, Robert and Harold Hogan.

Paul Vincent Hogan was born on May 16, 1921 on a farm east of Fort Dodge. He attended rural schools and graduated from Corpus Christi Academy in 1938. Following his education he farmed with his father until 1942 when Paul enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps where he served for 11 years. He flew Corsair Fighters in WW II and helicopters during the Korean War. Paul attained the rank of Captain and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and 2 Gold Battle Stars in lieu of 2nd and 3rd Air Medal. After his honorable discharge he attended Sawyer School of Business in Los Angeles, CA. In July of 1953, he was united in marriage to Ramona Trego at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge and were long time members of Sacred Heart Church. Paul was employed with Celotex Corp. for over 29 years retiring in 1985.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.



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