June 19, 2013

Florence “Flo” Hogan


---- — Florence ‘Flo’ Hogan

KEWANNA – Florence “Flo” Hogan, 85, Kewanna, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Born Jan. 28, 1928, in Passaic, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Bertram and Margaret (Moshier) Brown. Florence was raised by her adopted parents, Jacob and Irene Metz. On Jan. 18, 1946, she married John E. “Jack” Hogan. He preceded her in death March 8, 2007.

Flo had performed in the USO during WWII and had been the first female member of the band, Starlighters. She and her husband, Jack, enjoyed going out dancing and singing karaoke. She also enjoyed bowling.

Florence was a homemaker. She also formerly worked at Switches, Kewanna Metal Specialties and Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna.

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Kewanna and a former member of Kewanna United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the former “Harvestairs” performing at the annual Harvest Festival in Kewanna.

She is survived by son, Michael E. Hogan, Kewanna; daughters, Kathleen Dees (Rudy), Visalia, Calif., Wendy J. Kelly (Daniel), West Lafayette, and Alice L. White (Darrell), Winamac; son-in- law, Joseph Federer, Wolcott; brother, Donald Brown, N.J.; grandchildren, Johna Bouda, Noah Hogan, John Dees, Kerry “Katy” Nimitz, Jason Federer, Kristen Federer, Sarah Cleary, David White, Stephanie Malchow, Jamie Smith and Wendy Shock; and great-grandchildren, Brooklynn Dees, Hayley Nimitz, Michael Nimitz, Kaitlyn Malchow, Lucas Malchow, Madison Carmen, Haley Shock and Bella Shock.

She was also preceded in death by daughter and son-in-law, Janice E. and Ozzie Graham; daughter, Linda K. Federer; brother, Alan Brown; sisters, Violet Mueller and Edna Norris; and granddaughter, Mary Beth White.

She was also preceded in death by her beloved dog, Missy.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Pastor David Sommers officiating. Burial will be at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kewanna Volunteer Fire Dept. and First Responders and/or Fulton County Humane Society.

Please sign the online guest book or leave a condolence at www.ransfuneral

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna.