Donald Robert Hogan, “DonBob”, 84, of Milton, GA, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 peacefully in his home. He was born in Chicago, IL on March 10, 1936 to Elmer and Lillian (Holmes) Hogan. He married Marie E. Ducote on January 7, 1957, she preceded him in death on June 28, 1978. He married Dixie L. (Lash) Meyer on July 25, 1981, she preceded him in death on November 2, 2011. He married Elizabeth “Beth” Korn on August 31, 2013 and she survives.
He is also survived by his sister, Alice Strom of Phoenix, AZ; his children: Teri Bebber of Greenfield, IL; Robb (Lori) of Genoa City, WI; Lisa Bishop (Russ) of Greenfield, IL; Christopher of South Chicago Heights, IL; step-daughter Carol Anderson (Erik) of Plantation, FL; and step-daughter Anne Ruppel (Andrew Ormand) of Alexandria, VA. Also surviving are his 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Edmund, Kenny, and John; his sisters Virginia and Delores; son-in-law Rick Bebber; and stepson Mark W. Meyer.
After graduating from Waller High School in Chicago in December 1953 he joined the Army, serving until December 1956. He obtained his bachelors from Northeastern Illinois University and his masters from De Paul University. He worked for Prudential, Jewel Food Stores, Hitchcock Publishing, and Scranton Gillette Communications, all in the Chicago area before retiring. After retiring he held numerous consulting jobs which led him to Georgia. He volunteered for many years at the Roswell Adult Learning Center and held positions in the Crooked Creek community where he lived.
Don loved Bob Seger’s music, especially “Against the Wind”, traveling with his wife Beth, spending time with his family, playing tennis, eating Mexican food, drinking margaritas, Civil War history, and the Chicago Cubs. One of his lifetime highlights was watching the Cubs win the World Series.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and a graveside service will be held at the Oak Wood Cemetery north of Greenfield, IL, on Saturday, May 29 at 11 am. Memorials are requested to a charity of your choice and can be mailed to the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home, 604 Walnut St. Greenfield, IL. 62044. Please leave a memory or online condolence at shields-bishopfh.com
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