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Madalyn (Renata) Hogan, BVM

Madalyn (Renata) Hogan, BVM

Sister Madalyn Hogan, BVM (Renata), 98, of Caritas Center, 1130 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Caritas Center.

Natural Burial Rite of Committal was Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in the Marian Hall Chapel.  Burial was in the Mount Carmel cemetery.  Sharing of Memories and Memorial Mass was held at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

She was born in Adair, Iowa, on Sept. 21, 1919, to Joseph and Kathryn Hughes Hogan.  She entered the BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1937, from St. John Parish, Des Moines.  She professed first vows on March 19, 1940, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1945.

Sister Madalyn was an elementary teacher at St. Anthony ES and a congregational volunteer at Marian Hall in Dubuque.  She taught in elementary schools in Chicago; Grayslake, Ill.; Omaha, Neb.; and Petaluma, Calif.  She was a Title I reading teacher and parish minister in Clarksdale, Miss., and an insurance claim filer in Tutwiler, Miss.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers John and Joseph; sisters Veronica Lalor, Mildred Hogan, Ann Arthur, and Mary Clare Hogan.  She is survived by a niece, grandnieces, grandnephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 80 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.

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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. I remember “Sister Renata” from when I worked at Clarke College in the kitchen. She was always a lot of fun.
    Later on she was my little sister’s first grade teacher at St Anthony’s. She certainly lived a full life.

  2. She was my 1st Grade teacher and a dear friend of our family. She was cherished and treasured by all of us.
    I continued to write to her after my mother passed. Sister Madeline would correct my grammar, provide notes on my penmanship and include her bright light in every response.
    She was a strict teacher, who often had me sit on my left hand to encourage me to use my right hand. Then, she asked me to sit in her special, inflatable chairs to read if I didn’t protest too much. (St. PETER’S, Illinois).
    She spent many evenings in our home, playing bridge with my parents and lighting up the room with her smile. She was a very special lady whose spirit lives on in those she touched with her light.
    May she rest in glorious peace and know I continue to work on my penmanship, and think of her fondly.

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