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Daniel "Dan" T. Hogan

Plymouth, Minnesota

Nov 30, 1947 – Oct 9, 2019 (Age 71)


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Gearty-Delmore - Plymouth Chapel - Plymouth Obituary

CDR Daniel ‘Dan’ Timothy Hogan, USN, (Ret), 71, of Plymouth, Minnesota succumbed to colon cancer October 9, 2019.

In a quiet Midwest suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Kenneth Joseph and Mrs. Elizabeth Carroll Hogan began their family of seven by introducing Daniel Timothy Hogan to the world on November 30, 1947.  Dan took his position as oldest child seriously and led the line of seven by setting an example worth following.  He paved a path to the United States Naval Academy which was later followed by two younger brothers.  His sister would marry another Naval Academy graduate while a third brother pursued a commission in the U S Navy through the University of Missouri ROTC.  After graduation, Dan served in the United States Navy with unwavering commitment, dedication and distinction for 27 years.

Dan was a man of integrity and loyalty…always ready with a helping hand and an encouraging word.  He loved nothing better than the hours spent on the golf course with his friends.  (Beating his sons at golf would bring a special gleam to his eye… especially after telling them exactly how he was going to do it!)  Dan was a hero to many… his unwavering determination and selflessness will continue to inspire us.  He will forever hold a place in our hearts.

Survived by his devoted wife, Laura; sons, John Kenneth and James Richard (who added Amy, his much-loved daughter-in-law, and a namesake grandson Daniel “Mini-Dan” to the family); his “OD” (Only Daughter), Janelle Patrice (partner, Tyler Bennett). Also survived by brothers, Robert, Richard (wife, Marilyn), Gary (wife, Carole), Kevin (wife, Leslie aka “Inga”), and John; and his only sister (who surely benefitted from so many brothers), Mary Patrice Troiani aka “Patti” (husband, Marc).  Fifteen nieces and nephews include his God-daughter, Ashley and God-son, Joe.

Please consider memorializing Dan through donations to the Frauenshuh Cancer Center (www.parknicollet.com/communityandvolunteerism/park-nicollet-foundation).


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When Despina and I got married, Dan managed to get my room key from me.
He gave it to my mischievous Greek cousins who then proceeded to raid our honeymoon suite big time.
Later Dan and I took the same graduate program at USC. He provided great advice and encouragement regarding the program and motivated me to complete my education.
Dan was a true gentleman and set an excellent leadership example for all to follow..
May Dans Memory in Christ be Eternal.
Manuel and...

Dad & Son

Father, Brother, Son, Husband, GrandFather, Uncle, Officer, Best friend, Teacher, Leader, Gentleman. Dad was unconditional, mannered, dedicated, honest, and a patriot. He was known to befriend anyone, any age, any situation, he was concerning and interested in you. He did not judge, rather he got know you for who you are. He was thoughtful, he cared, he wanted the best for you. He exuded the best qualities a person could want to have in themselves. He was an engineer by trade, but more so of...

I met Dan on Induction Day for the Naval Academy Class of 1970. Through our four years together I remember him as one who was destined for leadership positions. He was always willing to help any of us make it through and did so with a smile. Although our paths rarely crossed over the years, he stands out in my mind as one of the best. Thanks for helping me Dan, and may you forever Rest In Peace.

I met Dan at Begin Oaks through the women's league. He did such a wonderful job of running that league! He made it so fun with all the games he came up with and the cute "banquet" at the end. I was so sad when they sold the course. I was hoping our paths would cross again but hadn't seen him since. My condolences and prayers to the family. He will be dearly missed.

I got to know Dan at Begin Oaks. He was such a super guy. He always had a smile and a positive attitude. We always had to discuss the Twins :) . My condolences to his family. You are in my thoughts. The world has lost a good man. May your memories of him bring you comfort.

Gone way too soon. I belonged to the Ladies Bog-Tell Golf League at Begin Oaks. Dan encouraged me to play golf and take golf lessons. I never became a great golfer but remember with fondness the support Dan always showed me. Thank you, Dan.

Laura & Family
What a guy! What a friend! What a gentleman! Dan was the organizer of the Ladies Bog-Tell Golf League at Begin Oaks and that is where I met Dan. He kept us in line and on time and usually got a story in every week before we left the golf course. Even when Begin Oaks closed and we went to Hollydale Golf Course, Dan came and golfed with us once. He was going through treatment at that time but still came to see how we were doing. I am honored to have known Dan. My...

Oh Lt. Dan, how I will miss you. Thank you for taking such good care of our ladies golf league at Begin Oaks, and for checking in on us when Begin was sold and we had to move the league to Hollydale. You always brought a smile to my face with your upbeat attitude, sense of humor, love of country, and wicked golf shots. Heaven is definitely richer for your presence! Your wife Laura and all of your family have my deepest sympathy. I will remember you. Rest well.

Our hearts were heavy as we read the news of Dans passing. He fought the race to the end with strength and dignity. We will always cherish the memories from when we lived close to each other in Maple Grove. Dan was an excellent carpenter just like he was excellent as most everything he did. He was a great friend and he will be remembered for his helping hands, encouraging words, expressions of his love and thoughtfulness. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.