John Michael Hogan, 49, passed away August 12, 2018 in Winfield. Our son and brother lost his battle with alcoholism. A fight he never stopped fighting. And one we all hoped he would beat someday. It is an awful disease.
John was born July 9, 1969 in Paola, Kansas to Jack and Kay Hogan. The family moved to Winfield when John was 3 years old. John attended Holy Name Catholic School where he was an altar server and frequent companion of Sister Cletus. He attended Winfield Jr. High and graduated from Winfield High School in 1987.After high school, John attended Pittsburg State University briefly. John enlisted in the US Army where he served more than five years. He also attended University of Chaminade in Honolulu at that time.
John spent most of his life in Winfield and Wichita. He mostly worked in sales and he definitely had a gift. There wasn’t anything John couldn’t sell. He was honest, hard-working and fiercely loyal. He was loved by so many. If only he would have realized that. He made an impact on others and would be the first person to offer help. John would give you his last dime if you needed it.
John had the biggest heart and was the most thoughtful person. He always cared about others first and how they were doing, even when things were not the best in his life. He would be the first person to tell you he was okay even when he wasn’t. The last thing he wanted was for anyone to worry about him.
John was preceded in death by his father, Jack Hogan, in 2014. He is survived by his mother, Kay Hogan of Edmonds, Washington; sister, MaryAnn Hogan-DiGiulio (Roberto), Olivia, Eliza & Nick of Portland, Oregon; sister Sara Jones (Alun), Matthew, Andrew & Owen of Kenmore, Washington; brother Mark Hogan of Kansas City, Missouri; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. John was surrounded and supported by so many friends and his family will be forever grateful.
A funeral mass will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:30 am with lunch following. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery following the lunch. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in John’s name to The Lord’s Diner, 520 N. Broadway Wichita, KS 67214. Contributions may also be left in care of the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.