Obituaries Thursday November 15th
John D Hogan, 91 years, of Niota, Illinois died at 9:17 pmTuesday, November 13, 2012 at the DonnellsonHealthCenter, Donnellson, Iowa. He was born February 25, 1921 at Niota, Illinois, a son of John Daniel and Florence Amelia (Boeddeker) Hogan. On February 14, 1942, he married Mildred M. Gervler at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fort Madison, Iowa. She preceded him in death on July 30, 1996.
He was a farmer. For a short time, he was a sub mail carrier for rural Niota. For 38 years, he was the Road Commissioner for PontoosucTownship. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II, attached to the Signal Corp. of Army Air Corp. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, FortMadison and the Knights of Columbus, Nauvoo, Illinois. He was also a member Eagles Club and a lifelong member of the Moose Club in Fort Madison, Iowa. He loved dancing at the Moose Club on Saturday night, playing cards with friends and spending time with his loving family and friends.
He is survived by three sons: Robert (wife Nikki) Hogan, of Donnellson, Iowa; John “Jake” (wife Sandy) Hogan, of Niota, Illinois and Roger (wife Karen) Hogan, of Niota, Illinois; four daughters: Karen Simpson, of Nauvoo, Illinois; Nancy (husband Craig) Todd, of Dallas City, Illinois; Julie (husband Larry) Holmes, of Montrose, Iowa and Denise (husband Bryan) Allen, of Niota, Illinois; special friend, Ruby Ried, of Fort Madison, Iowa; one brother, Bernard Hogan, of Niota, Illinos; four sisters: Mary Elizabeth Scheetz, of Nauvoo, Illinois; Cleta (husband Kenny) Beimer, of Fort Madison, Iowa; Cecelia (husband Dick) Richards, of Danville, Iowa; Martha Galbraith, of Burlington, Iowa; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded by his parents, wife, one brothers, George and three sisters: Alberta, Irene and Margaret.
Friends may call after 2:00 pmFriday November 16, 2012 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, where the family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pmFriday November 16, 2012 with a Christian Wake Service at 5:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 amSaturday November 17, 2012 at the Holy Family Parish, Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Madison, Iowa, with FatherMarkSpring as celebrant. Burial will be at SacredHeartCemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa. Memorial contributions have been established for the Niota Fire Department and the Iowa Hospice. Contributions may be left at the Barr Memorial Chapel or at the church during the service. Online condolences to the Hogan Family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel website, www.barrmemorialchapel.com
Michael Steven Hein, 74 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 9:40 pmTuesday, November 13, 2012 at the GreatRiverMedicalCenter, West Burlington, Iowa. He was born December 24, 1937 at Bremerton, Washington a son of Steven Holman and Katherine Pauline (Goerger) Hein. On May 19, 1962, he married Terry Johanna Schachel at WashingtonD.C.
He had 20 years of service with the United States Navy, submarine service, retiring as Senior Chief. In 1970, while aboard the USS Queenfish, he flew the Iowa flag at the North Pole and later presented it to the Governor of Iowa. Following retirement, he worked in the defense industry for Emerson Electric, St. Louis, Missouri and Westinghouse, Cleveland, Ohio. Eventually he retired from the United States Postal Service, Seattle, Washington. He moved to FortMadison in 2004. He was a 50 year and life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Fort Madison Lodge # 374. He was also a member of the VFW; Fleet Reserve; a life member of USSVI, Seattle base; and was inducted into the Holland Club in 2007. He was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed golfing, baseball, and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Terry Hein, of Fort Madison, Iowa; two daughters, Laura Hein, of Fort Madison, Iowa and Hope (husband David) Russell, of Montville, Ohio; two brothers, Darrell (wife Linda) Hein, of Washington and Gerard (wife Nicole) Calabrese, of Kent, Washington; lifelong friend, J.A. “Scotty” McDonald, of Portand, Oregon; six grandchildren: Monica, Alyssa, Sadie, Brianna, Jesse Michael, and Joseph; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step father, A.E. “Kelly’ Calabrese.
His body has been cremated. His family will greet friends from 9:30 – 10:30 amFriday, November 16, 2012 at the Barr Memorial Chapel. Services will begin at 10:30 am at the Barr Memorial Chapel and will include the Elks Memorial Service, a memorial service with Rev. John Simpson, officiating, and will conclude with full military rites conducted by the Fort Madison Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established, contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison. Online condolences to the Hein family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel website, www.barrmemorialchapel.com.