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John C. Hogan


Posted By: Cindy (email)
Date: 12/8/2019 at 21:26:08

John C. Hogan, 88 of Winthrop, Iowa died Monday, November 25, 2019, at Lexington Estate in Independence, Iowa.

He was born on October 17, 1931 to Mark and Florence Hogan. John C. graduated from Winthrop High School in 1949. Following high school he worked at Farmer’s State Savings Bank in Independence. John C. was drafted into the Army and served two years in the Korean War, where he earned the Master Sergeant title and was awarded a Purple Heart. Following his honorable discharge, he started farming the family farm. John C. also served as Winthrop Postmaster for 28 years retiring in 1991.

John C. was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Brickley on October 27, 1954 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Winthrop, Iowa. Together they lived on the family farm and raised their four daughters. In 2014 John C. and Margaret moved to Winthrop, Iowa.

John C. was very active in many local and county organizations including: starting The Winthrop Community and Commercial Club, organizer of the Winthrop Days Parade for 42 years, 4-H Leader of the Middlefield Hustlers for 25 years, and inducted in the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2009. He started the local North-South football contest in Winthrop, and was a proud supporter of all East Buchanan school activities. John C. and Margaret were awarded “Fans of the Year” in 2001-2002. He was an active member of the St. Patrick’s Church, the Buffalo Creek Golf Course, Buchanan County Democrats, and the Winthrop American Legion. John C. was privileged to be on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in 2017.

John C. was an “honorable” husband, Dad, and Papa to his family. His grandchildren were especially important to him, and he loved family get-togethers and the holidays. He was proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed visiting, playing cards and Bingo with family, neighbors, and friends. John C. loved sports, especially football and basketball and always cheered for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the East Buchanan Buccaneers. Faith, family and football were very important to him.

John C. is survived by the love of his life, Margaret Ann; four daughters: Linda (Michael) Moore, Mary Kay (Mark) Luloff, Janet (Alan) Cook, and Shirley (Kyron) Cocking all of Winthrop, IA. His six grandchildren include: Jessica Cook of Winthrop, IA, Matthew Moore of Johnston, IA, Patrick (Tiffany) Cook of Urbana, IA, Michelle (Mitch) Miller of Independence, IA, Daniel (Samantha) Cocking, and Cameron (Megan) Cocking both of Winthrop, IA. His ten great-grandchildren include: Emma, Abby and Aiden Cook, Leighton and Camden Cook, Remington, Ryleigh and Maisie Miller, Dolan Cocking and Kaisley Cocking. Survivors also include two sisters-in-law Patricia Finnegan of West Union and CeAnn Brickley of Cascade, IA; and a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Teri Brickley of Cedar Rapids, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

John C. was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers Cyril, Gene, Todd and Mark Hogan, and three sisters LaVaughn Deegan, Mary Lindsay, and Coletta Boeding.

The Funeral Mass for John C. Hogan will be held on Saturday November 30, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Winthrop, IA with Rev. David Beckman officiating. Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery with military honors by the Winthrop American Legion Post. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday November 29, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Winthrop. A rosary will be at 3 PM Friday and Scripture service at 7 PM Friday. Visitation on Saturday will be from 9:30 AM until service time, also in St. Patrick's Parish Center.


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