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Dennis Hogan

Dennis Joseph Hogan, 82, of Rome City, died Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Fort Wayne to Michael Thomas and Esther E. (Chapman) Hogan.

He was a 1957 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne and a 1961 graduate of Purdue University.

On Feb. 24, 1962, in Fort Wayne he married Barbara J. Maldeney.  She preceded him in death Jan. 29, 2011. Then, on Aug. 25, 2015, in Rome City he married Mitzi (Stewart) Hamilton.  She survives in Rome City.

Mr. Hogan was a pharmacist, owning and operating several businesses in the area along with his partner, James Crawford.  Those businesses included Roanoke Drug and Variety, White Swan Drug and Variety, and Times Corner Drug and Variety.  In the 1980’s the partnership sold the businesses to Keltsch Pharmacy.  Mr. Hogan then filled in for pharmacists on vacation at several area businesses, including Rite-Aid and Kroger in Fort Wayne. 

He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City, the Rome City Lions Club, Sylvan Lake Improvement Association, and the Rome City Conservancy District.

Also surviving are a son, Mark (Kelly) Hogan of Huntington; two daughters, Kelly (Daniel) Morris of Rome City and Leigh (Rick) Pranger of Rome City; three grandchildren, Matthew T. Hogan, Melany Morris, and Molly Morris; four sisters, Kathleen “Kathy” (Joe) Costello of Rome City, Patricia (Bill) Neil of Fort Wayne, Ann Hogan of Fort Wayne, and Ellen Hogan of Boulder, Colo.; two brothers, James (Cora “Corky”) Hogan of Fort Wayne and Timothy (Francie) Hogan of Fort Wayne; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Hogan of Indianapolis and Mary Barbara Hogan of Fort Wayne.

He was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Visitation was Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 S. State St., Kendallville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Services were Friday, July 8, 2022, at St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City with Father Louis Fowoyo officiating.

Preferred memorials are to the Rome City Lions Club, Sylvan Lake Improvement Association, or Masses to the church.
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