Ruth Catherine Hogan
September 12, 1922 – February 1, 2022
Preceded by husband, Dennis P. Hogan, Jr.
Private Family Services. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.
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Ruth Catherine Hogan was born to Madeline and Michael Kalamaja in Omaha, Nebraska on September 12, 1922. She was the youngest of eight children. Ruth attended Cathedral High School and then began to work at Northern Natural Gas. She met the love of her life, Dennis P. Hogan, Jr. on the streetcar in South Omaha. They had six children and were married nearly 60 years before Denny passed away in 2006. Ruth loved celebrations and there were many. She was the matriarch of a large family and always dressed the part. Ruth was dressed to a tee, often in pink. Her smile brightened the room. She remembered birthdays and anniversaries, and everyone looked forward to receiving her cards. Ruth was so proud of her legacy and will be remembered for her heartfelt toasts she gave at family events. The toasts started something like, “Den and I started all this…” and ended something like, ”I am so happy you are my family!” Ruth was a Creighton basketball fan, played bridge and enjoyed Wheel of Fortune. She said the rosary frequently and her faith was a large part of who she was.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis P. Hogan, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Marianne Hogan. She is survived by Dennis P. Hogan III (Renee), Terry Hogan (Debbie), Michele Greenwood (Patrick), Katie Mullen (Sean), Bob Hogan (Karin) and Molly Searl (Scott); 28 grandchildren; and many, many great-grandchildren.