Sister Mary Kathleen Hogan, age 92, a member of the Sisters of the Presentation, Fargo, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007, in the Infirmary at Sacred Heart Convent.
Sister Mary Kathleen was born April 21, 1915, in Denbigh, North Dakota, one of eight children born to Joseph W. and Pauline Catherine Hogan. She attended Carrington grade and high school, and graduated from high school in 1932. Sister Mary Kathleen entered the Order of the Sisters of the Presentation of Fargo and received the Habit of Order on March 19, 1945. She made her Final Profession of Vows in 1950 and celebrated her Golden Jubilee of Profession in 1997.
Sister graduated from Alverno College in Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and a minor in English. In 1963, she graduated from Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN with a Masters in Art Education.
Sister Mary Kathleen taught piano at Sacred Heart Academy and at St. Anthony of Padua, Holy Spirit, and St. Mary?s schools. She taught Art and English for one year at St. Alphonsus School in Langdon, ND, and at Shanley High School for a total of 19 ? years. In the summer of 1965, Sister was asked to teach a six-week Art Appreciation course at St. Mary?s College, Winona, Minnesota.
Sister was bookkeeper for six years at Villa Nazareth and accountant for four years at Friendship Village. Sister Mary Kathleen was an exceptionally talented artist and musician. She used these gifts generously both while in active ministry and after her retirement. She started playing the organ for church services as a seventh grader at her home parish in Carrington, ND, and continued for 79 years until she became too ill to play. She used her artistic gifts through the years at the convent to decorate for big and small occasions.
Sister is survived by the members of her religious Community; her sisters Margaret and Eva Hogan, both Fargo; and nieces and nephews.
Sister Mary Kathleen was preceded in death by her father, her mother, brothers, William, John, Rev. James Hogan; and sisters, Loretta (Hogan) Stern, Florence Hogan and Susanne Bresnahan.
Visitation is Sunday, November 18, from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. The funeral is on Monday, November 19 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel. Burial is at Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.
In place of flowers, donations may be made to the Presentation Sisters? Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
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