James P. Hogon

Died: Tue., Jul. 13, 2021


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jul. 30, 2021
Location: St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church


Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 30, 2021
Location: St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church


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Woodland Hills Funeral Home
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Mankato resident James P. Hogon died peacefully at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center in Mankato on July 13, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Mankato.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
James was born January 30, 1924 in Lewistown, Illinois to Patrick and Helena (Watts) Hogon.  He graduated from Ipava High School in 1943. He received the Purple Heart while serving in the US Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946, serving in Holland, France, Belgium, and Germany.  After his discharge he farmed with his dad. While working at Sears in Galesburg, Illinois he met the love of his life, Marjorie Sandeen and they were married May 31, 1950.  In 1956 they moved to Mankato where he worked at Honeymead Products Co.(CHS Soybean Processing) until retiring in 1983.  
James was one of the first residents of Skyline where he was a member of the volunteer fire department for 28 years and served as fire chief for 16 of those years.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and was the neighborhood fix-it man.  He loved spending time with his family at the lake water skiing, swimming and fishing.
He is survived by his daughters, Debra Hogon of Mankato, MN, Diana (Steve) Meyer of Mason City, IA, and Rebecca (Steve) Birr of Buffalo, MN; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Juraco of Canton, Ill, and Mary Jane Makkai of Green Valley, AZ; sister-in-law, Shirley Hogon of Springfield, OH; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 63 years, Marjorie; brother, Michael Hogon and brother-in-law, Joseph Juraco.
Memorials can be made to the church.

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