By Hogan, Rev. LeRoy J.
October 6, 2005

Rev. LeRoy J. Hogan, of Kaukauna, age 76, entered eternal life on October 4, 2005, at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. Rev. LeRoy was born July 27, 1929, in Clintonville, WI, where he was raised by the late Bernard and Gertrude (Dahm) Hogan. He attended St. Rose School, and graduated from Clintonville Public High School. Father was the first son of the parish born in Clintonville to be ordained to the priesthood. After high school, he attended St. Francis Minor Seminary in Milwaukee, St. Meinrad Major Seminary, St. Meinrad, IN, Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, where he studied the organ and piano. He then received his B.A. in Latin from St. Meinrad Major Seminary.

Father LeRoy was ordained to the priesthood June 1, 1957, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay by Bishop Stanislaus V. Bona. Father completed his graduate work in music at The University of Windsor, in Windsor, Canada, under Gerhardt Track. He also did graduate work at The University of Oshkosh in Administration and Corriculum. He also studied at the Technical College in Appleton. Father Hogan served as Assistant at St. John Nepomucene Parish, Little Chute, from June of 1957, where he also was a full-time teacher at St. John's High School. He taught at St. Mary's High School, Menasha, from August of 1970; Xavier High School, Appleton, from August of 1971; and Abbot Pennings High School, De Pere, from September of 1973. Father Hogan was appointed Pastor of St. Edward Parish, Mackville in June of 1979. He served as Temporary Administrator at St. John's in Gillette, St. Martin in Cecil, WI, and St. Patrick's Parish in Askeaton, WI until 1995. Father played the organ for the Priest Choir when it was active. He also played for many funerals and weddings at St. John's Parish in Little Chute, and played the organ for many Sunday services plus directing many choirs for the parishes.

Father is survived by three brothers: Donald Hogan, Appleton; John (Nancy) Hogan, Clintonville; and Douglas Hogan, Milwaukee; three sisters: Delores Quidos, San Diego, CA; LaVerne (Dr. Arlyn) Koeller, Ashland, WI; and Darlene (Gordon) Taylor, Madison, WI; two sisters-in-law: Loraine Hogan, Mukwanago, WI; and Barb Hogan, Clintonville. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Father was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Gertrude Hogan; three brothers: Gerald, Eugene and Tom Hogan; and a sister-in-law, Betty Hogan.

Reception of the body, by Father Dennis Ryan, will take place on Thursday (TODAY) October 6, 2005, at 4 p.m. at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel. Visitation will follow at the funeral chapel today until a Prayer Service at 7 p.m., led by Deacon Jeffrey Hofacker.

The Funeral Liturgy, expressing our faith and our hope in the promised glory of the Lord's Resurrection, will be at 12 noon Friday, October 7th, at St. Joseph Chapel on the Diocesan grounds. Bishop David A. Zubik will be the presider and Bishop Robert F. Morneau will preach the homily. Interment will take place at the St. Rose Cemetery, Clintonville, WI with the Rev. Don Everts presiding.


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