John Aloysius Hogan, the son of Robert Albert and Clara Belle (Pendleton) Hogan was born February 19, 1942 in Omaha, Nebraska. John entered eternal rest Friday, August 3, 2018, at CHI Mercy Hospital, Corning, Iowa, at the age of seventy-six years.
John attended country school at Mercer Center and Corning High School until he was 17. He then enlisted in the United States Navy on June 9, 1959. While in the Navy he served on the U.S.S. Prichett DD-561 during the Cuban missile crisis and obtained his G.E.D. He was honorably discharged on February 13, 1963. He then began to farm with his father. In 1976 he joined the National Guard and served proudly until 1992. John had a passion for fixing things and in 1973 he began working for Dick Blazek at Blazek Ford Tractor until 1985. He was then self-employed as an Ag mechanic until his health began to decline.
On June 26, 1964 John married Linda Barker in Corning, four daughters were born to this marriage: Lory Ann, Michele Lynn, Melissa Sue, and Denise Diane. The two would later divorce. John married Kathryn Drake on October 4, 1975 in Prescott and 2 boys and one girl would bless this marriage: John Aloysius Jr., Jane Ann, and Patrick Dennis. John and Kathy renewed their wedding vows in 2010.
John enjoyed spending his time drinking coffee with his many friends. He had a love for antique tractors and auctions. He liked to watch PBS and was a strong supporter of the Democratic Party. His biggest joy in life came from spending time with his grandchildren. In 2003, he had the opportunity to go on a Tiger Cruise with his son-in-law Curt and grandsons Jacob and Josh. John was a proud member of The Corning American Legion and always made sure he was available to help with military honors for fellow veterans. His faith was very important to him as he was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Left to cherish John’s memory is his wife, Kathy Hogan of Corning; children: Lory (Mike) Fasula of Phoenix, Arizona, Michele (Hoyt) Phelps of Surprise, Arizona, Melissa (Curt) DeWitt of Bellevue, Nebraska, Denise (Dean) Kirk of Surprise, Arizona. John Jr. (significant other Kim Wilkinson) Hogan of Corning, Janie (Cody) Krause of Albany, Missouri, and Patrick (Tina) Hogan of Prescott, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters: Sharon (Ted) Bissen of Papillion, Nebraska, Marcella Gearheart of Corning, Iowa, Helen Robinson of Walnut Creek, California, Theresa Durkin of Des Moines, Iowa; Catherine Luther of Urbandale, Iowa, and Jacqueline Hogan of Portland, Oregon; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding John in death were his parents; sisters: Mary Clare Olive and Patricia Bissell; brothers- in-law: Philip Gearheart, Alan Luther, Mort Robinson and Robert Drake; two grandchildren: Shawn Patterson and Bradley Phelps; father and mother-in-law Frederick and Elvera Drake.