LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Carolyn Lee Hogan (Roy), 75, of La Crescent, died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones early Friday morning, June, 9, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, following a five-year battle with cancer.
Carolyn was born in Ashland, Wis., Nov. 19, 1941. She married Thomas A. Hogan July 1, 1967 in Ashland. Carolyn received a degree in medical technology from Viterbo College in 1963. She remained active at Viterbo throughout her life, serving on many boards and committees. She was awarded a Distinguished Alumni award in 2014, for her service, along with an honorary degree.
She worked at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago, early in her career, also serving on the Medical Ethics Board. Later, she worked at Community Memorial Hospital in Winona, for over 25 years as a medical technologist, primarily on the night shift.
Carolyn enjoyed serving on the Alumni Board and Emeritus board at Viterbo College and attending Viterbo events and performances, as well as serving as secretary on the Houston County Democratic Farmers’ League, and as co-chair for the DFL Senate District. She liked meeting new people and had a knack for somehow meeting other medical professionals wherever she went. She also enjoyed bowling and socializing with her breakfast bowling league team, “The Omlettes.”
She is survived by her devoted husband, Thomas; her children, Kirsten (Doug Thoms), Devin (Connie) and Brendan; as well as grandchildren, Sean and Kylie; all of whom were with her upon her passing.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Crucifixion Catholic Church in La Crescent, with the Rev. Matthew Fasnacht officiating. Burial will follow in the Crucifixion Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services of La Crescent, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church.
Memorial gifts may be made in her name to Viterbo University, or to the La Crescent, Minn., First Responders team. Online condolences may be left at www.schumacher-kish.com.