Dennis Charles Hogan

Died: Sat., Apr. 18, 2020


Family to do services at later date


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Dennis Charles Hogan, 78, passed away unexpectedly, during the evening on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
He is survived by his loving wife, Alexandra, of 55 years, son Michael ( Dani ) Hogan, and two grandchildren, Matthew and Emily, as well as, his many great friends throughout the years. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry V and Irene (Larsen) Hogan, as well as, his brother John “Tom” Hogan.
Dennis was born in Escanaba, MI in 1941. He graduated from Escanaba High School with High Honors and went on to Western Michigan University and earned a BBA Degree.  He was a founding member of Beta Alpha Psi / Accounting Society.
On August 22, 1964 Dennis married Alexandra Jarosz at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Birmingham, MI.
In October of 1966 he was drafted into the United States Army.  After completing Basic and Infantry training, he went on to graduate from Officers Candidate School (OCS) in Fort Bennington, GA.  He was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany with the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry. He earned the Army Commendation Medal, among others.

When he returned from the Army he went to work in Niles, MI at Lybrand, Ross Bros, and Montgomery, a public accounting firm, and earned his CPA.  He went on to work at LaSalle-Dietch in Elkhart, IN, running one of their subsidiaries until his retirement.
He loved his family, golf, and the Packers.  He met many challenges head on-after suffering a stroke that left him with a left side paralysis, he relearned how to play the game of golf with only one arm. He played in regular golf games for nearly 25 years after his stroke, turning most of his playing partners into quick friends. The way he carried himself with his disability was an inspiration to many. He will be missed dearly by friends and family.

A special thank you to Dr. Michael Strzelecki for his many years of great care. It was appreciated.
There will be a private Memorial Service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to:

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana at:

702 Chapin St.  South Bend, IN 46601

https://feedindiana.org/

or

The First Tee of Michiana (a wonderful golf program that introduces children to the game) at:

https://www.firstteeindiana.org/locations/michiana-home/. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Dennis's memory to the following organizations:

First Tee Indiana
http://www.firstteeindiana.org/locations/michiana-home/

Food Bank of Northern Indiana
702 Chapin St., South Bend, IN, 46601

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Jerry Diem
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Very sorry to hear the passing of Denny. I played a lot of golf with Denny at
at Knollwood Country Club and enjoyed playing with him.
He'll be missed at Martin's Supermarket for coffee in the morning with his
friends.
I had a nice conversation with him about 6 weeks ago when he called me
and we talked for about 20 minutes.
Rest in Peace my friend,
Jerry Diem


Laura Gerber
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Dear Sandy, I met you and Denny many years ago when I moved to Country Club Drive. I remember you and Denny as a very classy couple. You were always pretty and well groomed with a beautiful smile. Denny was always funny, particularly when he shared his dance moves doing the Escanaba Stomp with his pants pulled up. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Denny. I hope your memories give you comfort as you adjust to your new reality without him. Love and prayers, Laura

Mike and Judy Holtgren
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Truly sorry for your loss. You are a special person to us. We will be praying for you, Michael and family.
Sincerely,
Mike and Judy Holtgren