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home : obituaries : obituaries April 29, 2016

6/19/2013 8:00:00 AM
Florence Hogan
Jan. 28, 1928 - June 18, 2013
Florence 'Flo' Hogan
Florence 'Flo' Hogan

Florence 'Flo' Hogan, 85, of Kewanna, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Woodlawn Hospital, in Rochester.

Born on Jan. 28, 1928, in Passaic, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Bertram and Margaret (Moshier) Brown. Florence was raised by her adopted parents, Jacob and Irene Metz.

On Jan. 18, 1946, she married John E. 'Jack' Hogan. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2007.

Flo had performed in the USO during WWII and had been the first female member of the band, Starlighters. She and her husband, Jack, enjoyed going out dancing and singing karaoke. She also enjoyed bowling.

Florence was a homemaker. She also formerly worked at Switches, Kewanna Metal Specialties and Winamac Coil Spring, in Kewanna.

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Kewanna, and a former member of Kewanna United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the former "Harvestairs," performing at the annual Harvest Festival, in Kewanna.

She is survived by son, Michael E. Hogan, of Kewanna; daughters, Kathleen Dees (Rudy), of Visalia, Calif., Wendy J. Kelly (Daniel), of West Lafayette, and Alice L. White (Darrell), of Winamac; son-in-law, Joseph Federer, of Wolcott; brother, Donald Brown, of New Jersey; grandchildren, Johna Bouda, Noah Hogan, John Dees, Kerry 'Katy' Nimitz, Jason Federer, Kristen Federer, Sarah Cleary, David White, Stephanie Malchow, Jamie Smith and Wendy Shock; and great-grandchildren, Brooklynn Dees, Hayley Nimitz, Michael Nimitz, Kaitlyn Malchow, Lucas Malchow, Madison Carmen, Haley Shock and Bella Shock.

She was also preceded in death by daughter and son-in-law, Janice E. and Ozzie Graham; daughter, Linda K. Federer; brother, Alan Brown; sisters, Violet Mueller and Edna Norris; and granddaughter, Mary Beth White. She was also preceded in death by her beloved dog, Missy.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Pastor David Sommers officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, and also one hour before the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, in Kewanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kewanna Volunteer Fire Dept. and First Responders and/or Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center.

Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna.



Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Article comment by: Ed and Lora Pinder Pinder

Marvin: We were so sorry to hear of Lillian's death. We remember her with such fondness as a beautiful and vivacious teenager. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Article comment by: Ed and Lora Pinder Pinder

Marvin: We were so sorry to hear of Lillian's death. We remember her with such fondness as a beautiful and vivacious teenager. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.



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