Died Oct. 20, 2009
Kathryn L. "Kathy" Hogan, age 78, of North Hudson, died as a result of an accidental fall on Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, 2009 at her home.
Kathy was born on Jan. 8, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Walter and Judith (Heidal) Holtan. She was raised in Springfield, Minn., where she graduated from high school. She received her bachelors degree in sociology from St. Olaf College and her master's degree in social work at the University of Minnesota.
On Dec. 31, 1960, she was united in marriage to James C. Hogan in St. Paul, Minn. This union was blessed with four children, Tom, Judy, David, and Joni, to whom she was greatly devoted. Her great pleasure was to love, support and be with her family.
Kathy enjoyed an active career in social work, most recently as hospice coordinator for Hudson Hospital. Following her retirement in 1993, she enjoyed many years of dealing in antiques at Abigail Paige in downtown Hudson. Kathy sang in the United Methodist Church Choir and cherished the time spent traveling abroad with them. She was involved in the Oratorio Society for many years, loved attending concerts and musicals, and continued to play her flute. She volunteered her time to many boards and community organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce and Camp St. Croix, and was an active member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Gardening, playing bridge and chatting over coffee were other favorite pastimes, as well as winters spent in Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.
She will be remembered for her vivacious and cheerful personality. She was practical, kind and willing to serve others in so many capacities. She enjoyed connecting with people and treasured her many friendships.
Kathy will remain in the hearts of her husband, James; children, Tom Hogan of Saudi Arabia, Judy (Tom) Stadem of Sioux Falls, S.D., David (Lynn) Hogan of Woodbury, Minn., Joni (Bob) Cooper of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Rachel, Nathan, Hannah, Rebeka, Alex, Madison, Adam, Lia; sister, Joan (Bill) Meng of Douglas, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Suzanne Holtan of Oakland, Calif.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Judith (Heidal) Holtan, and brother, Sam Holtan.
A Celebration of Life for Kathy will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, at the Hudson United Methodist Church, 1401 Laurel Ave. A time to gather with family and friends will be one hour prior to the service at church. Lunch will follow the service. Private interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory, 715-386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.