Helen O. Hogan

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Helen O. Hogan, 93, of Luxemburg passed away peacefully, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation will continue from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home prior to funeral services.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Helen was born Jan. 23, 1926, the daughter of John and Theresa (Stelken) Fruth.  She married Vincent P. Hogan on Sept. 28, 1948, in Colesburg.  Helen and Vincent began their marriage of almost 63 years farming in the Ryan area for three years before moving to the family farm near Luxemburg.  She loved to socialize with family and friends and regularly played cards and went fishing.  Helen loved to travel, her favorite travel companion was Vince.  She enjoyed meeting with friends for morning coffee and was especially proud of being a member of the Luxemburg quilting ladies. She was happiest when she was able to spend time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

Survivors include her seven children, Roger (Mary) Hogan of Luxemburg, Jerry (Kathy) Hogan of Poynette, Wis., Ron (Sherrie) Hogan of Dyersville, Marilyn (Ron) Schultz of Holy Cross, Dan (Deb) Hogan of Guttenberg, Mike Hogan of Holy Cross, Carol Lau of Guttenberg; 15 grandchildren, Bill (Sara) Hogan, Steven (Kathy) Hogan, Marcia (Matt) Fiegen, Bob (Andrea) Hogan, Eric (Terri) Hogan, Jenny (JJ) Coohey, Trisha (Jeff) Thier, Kelly (Tom) Ahmann, Stephanie (Brian) Gogel, Ryan (Ashley) Schultz, Jamie (Janet) Hogan, Terry (Melissa) Hogan, Ben (Ashley) Hogan, Jessica (Nick) Smith, Amber (Rusty) Meyer; three step grandchildren, Jason (Alex) Rath, Justin Rath, Chris (Heather) Rath, 36 great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; in-laws, Jack (Carol) Hogan and Phil (Deanna) Hogan, both of Colesburg, James Helle of Edgewood and Laverne “Bud” Domeyer of Petersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vince in 2011; parents; parents-in-law, Ray and Hilda (Bruggeman) Hogan; two children at birth, Joseph and Donna; son-in-law, Wayne Lau; siblings, Gertrude Fruth, Sally (Tony) Pasker, Tony Fruth, Marie (Jim) Thier; in-laws, Joanne Helle and Ellen Domeyer.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary Eulberg and staff at the River Living Center in Guttenberg and also the staff at the Guttenberg Care Center.  

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.

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