Ruth Catherine Hogan

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. 






  • John and Kim Hoover Posted February 1, 2022 7:46 pm

    Dear Hogan family,
    We are very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very special women. You all are in our prayers during this time of sorrow. Love and God Bless, John, Kim, Gabby and Sofia Hoover

  • Kurt Strawhecker Posted February 2, 2022 6:16 am

    We were so sorry to hear the passing of your mom, our Aunt Ruth. What a wonderful, strong and beautiful woman. She certainly had a full life, and we will remember her always. My condolences to all of the Hogan’s, and my thanks for all you have done to help the Strawhecker family throughout the years.

    Kurt & Kathy Strawhecker, Nick & Michelle Strawhecker, Emily & Matt Kauffman, Mike and Michelle Strawhecker and our seven grandchildren.

  • Zach & Brittany Reeg Posted February 2, 2022 1:30 pm

    Thinking of the Hogan & Mullen Family during this time. Brittany & I are sending lots of love and prayers your way.

  • George & Bernadette Allison Posted February 2, 2022 3:58 pm

    To all of the hogan family, we are truly sorry for the loss of such a special part of your lives. Please know you all are being thought of.
    George & Bernadette Allison

  • John and Kara Bachman Posted February 2, 2022 8:26 pm

    Thinking of the Hogan family at this time of loss. We will keep you in our prayers for the Lord’s comfort during this season. We pray you feel His very real presence with you now. 🙏🏼

  • Jess Charlotta Posted February 3, 2022 9:54 am

    Dearest Ruth. It was beyond privilege that I was able to care for you these past 3 years. I’ve taken care of many people in my life but you were by far the sweetest. I will miss you so much, but I’m happy that you are reunited with your sweetheart. Your stories of Denny and the love you two shared will forever be in my heart. I will always do my face care because of you. So when I’m 99 I have skin like yours. Thank you Hogan, Greenwood, Mullen and Searl families for allowing me to take care of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The next person I take care of will have very big shoes to fill following Ruth ❤❤

    Love Jess

  • Meg & Art Kociela Posted February 4, 2022 12:00 am

    Dear Hogan Family
    We are thinking & praying for you at this difficult time, Mothers are a treasure that we never forget and always live in our hearts. Cheers to a life well lived!
    Rest in peace Aunt Ruthie

  • Tim Connor Posted February 4, 2022 6:49 am

    My condolences to the Hogan family on the passing of your mother. As a child, I spent so much time at your house that I probably wore out my welcome. Your mother was ALWAYS kind and pleasant. I will remember her sweet smile and overall supportive nature. I know she was proud of all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jackie Strawhecker & Family Posted February 4, 2022 9:05 am

    Dear Hogan Family. Aunt Ruth was a special person to her large family We the TerryL Strawhecker Family wish to offer our sympathy Thanks for a lot of good memories. Love Jackie Strawhecker & Family

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