Jane F. Hogen
1929 - 2021

Jane F. Hogen

Some people only walk this earth for a short time, others travel a long and winding road always eager for the next step in the journey, ultimately, their departure reminds us that angels are watching over us. On March 23, 2021 Jane Francis Hogen rejoined her heavenly family and gained her wings.

SPEARFISH | Jane Francis Hogen, 91, completed her earthly sojourn in Bozeman, MT, March 23, 2021. In her final years she fought a valiant war against the cruel, heartless, and relentless Alzheimer's disease.

On July 19, 1929, Jane was born to Rose and Russell Smith in Mitchell. The Smith family moved from Mitchell to Spearfish in 1941. Jane grew up in Spearfish and graduated from Spearfish High School in 1947.

The course of her life dramatically changed when she married Glenn Hogen on Jan. 23, 1948. They embarked on an extraordinary journey filled with travel, new friends, new homes, and communities. During that life excursion her creativity flourished as a home maker extraordinaire deeply devoted to her husband and children. It has been said about Jane, that she elevated the role of home maker to a fine art with class and style.

Jane had a passion for golf, skiing, gardening, playing bridge, mahjong and traveling in their RV to discover new places. However, family was always first and foremost for them, so no matter where their travels led them, their hearts were always on home and family. Ultimately, she and Glenn returned to Spearfish and family to finish their earth-bound sojourn.

Surviving Jane are sister, Mary Furois of Spearfish; son, Dale Hogen (wife, Kathy Hogen), Newell; son, Marty Hogen (wife, Deborah Hogen), Bozeman, MT; grandchildren, Justin Hogen, Newell, Kai Hogen(wife, Amy Hogen), Bozeman, MT, Misty Hogen, Newell, and Tyler Hogen, Newell. Jane has four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Hogen; her parents, Rose and Russell Smith; her sisters, Lois Doran, Ann Graslie, and Carol Acri; and great-grandchild, Abner Hogen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Monsignor Michael Woster officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of the Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Isburg Crematory of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com

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Published by Rapid City Journal on Apr. 3, 2021.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Rose Hill Cemetery
Funeral services provided by:
Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel - Spearfish
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We don't always know how small acts affect the life of another. For me, it was in the Hogan back yard of their St. Patrick's house, where I watched on a cold autumn day, Jane planting bulbs. When I asked her what she was doing, she explained about bulbs planted in the fall produced beautiful spring flowers. It was an amazing new idea for me. I often think of Jane as I plant bulbs each autumn and when the tulips, daffodils, crocuses emerge each spring. I will always be thankful that she introduced me to this miracle of nature. Dale and Marty, you and your families are in my thoughts.
Jane Burgess Spencer
April 4, 2021