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William J. Hogan

William James Hogan, age 82, of Joliet, died peacefully at home with his family by his side. Born in Joliet, he graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1946. He attended Joliet Junior College, Loyola University of Chicago and obtained his degree in Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. After an internship at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Joliet, he continued his training in Pediatrics at the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital. Dr. Hogan practiced pediatrics in Joliet for 37 years, retiring in 1996. He was on the staff at Provena Saint Joseph Hospital and Silver Cross, both of Joliet and Children's Memorial of Chicago. He served as a major in the Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth, Betty (Murphy) and one brother, Thomas Hogan (Jerrie) of Hazel Crest Illinois. He is survived by one son, William, (Diane) Hogan of Atlanta, Georgia and daughters, Joan Vega of Madison, Wisconsin, Colleen (Devon Osel) Hogan M.D. of Danville, California and Elizabeth ( Raymond) Fricke of Naperville, Illinois. Grandchildren, Robert, Michael and Daniel Vega, Michael and Christopher Dann, Alexander Osel, Katherine, Emma, Rachael and Elizabeth ( Ellie) Fricke, five great grandchildren, Samantha, Gavinn, Joseph, Graeme and Dustin .He is also survived by a special sister-in-law and brother- in- law, Roberta Joan and Robert Lindner. He is preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mary (Johnston) Hogan and aunt Margaret Johnston William was an avid swimmer. He loved to read and solve mathematic problems for enjoyment. He instilled in his children and grandchildren the importance of education and a strong work ethic. He will be remembered by the generations of families in the area for his devotion to the practice of pediatrics. He always treated his patients as if they were his own children. Funeral from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Tuesday March 14, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. to St. Ambrose Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice would appreciated.

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Dear Betty and family we feel your loss and thank God for sending humanity Dr. Bill. We couldnt have made it without the two of you. Frank Jr. is now a Lieutenant - Bolingbrook Fire Dept. Dave is at Palos Community as a laboratory manager Mary Ellen an R.N. and Christopher graduating from Aurora University with honors - they all loved Dr. Bill - a God loving and compasionate man. Love Frank and Teresa

March 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM

Betty: I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Bill was such a good person and a great doctor. He managed to get all three of my children through many trying times. He cared so much for his patients like they were truly his own family. At least he made us all feel that way. The world needs more people like that in it. I now have a great grand child so you know how long ago we came to visit both of you at the office. From the east side of Joliet to the west side we faithfully followed you because you were both so wonderful and dedicated. I never got over the retirement because no one could take your places. I wish you all the best in the future. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and your family. Thanks for all the dedication and caring. Dorothy Seaborg

March 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Betty and family We are deeply sorry for your loss and the loss of a man of the world that your husband truly was. I know you two were a team and even the girls would come and help out. Robert Joanne and Daniel were blessed to have someone so gentle and loving with an all seeing eye for childrens woes and miseries. We (Maria and Jesse) have thought of the two of you kindly and lovingly. I hope you are not still smoking those Virginia Slim 100s. I used to be so amused when you lit one of them up. God bless you and your family in this difficult time. Jesse and Maria Barnstable

March 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Betty and family, we feel your loss and thank God for sending humanity Dr. Bill. We couldn't have made it without the two ofyou. Frank, Jr. is now a Lieutenant - Bolingbrook Fire Dept., Dave is at Palos Community as a laboratory manager, Mary Ellen an R.N.and Christopher graduating from Aurora University with honors - they all loved Dr. Bill - a God loving and compasionate man.Love, Frank and Teresa

March 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM

Betty:I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Bill was such a good person and a great doctor. He managed to get all three of my children through many trying times. He cared so much for his patients, like they were truly his own family. At least he made us all feel that way. The world needs more people like that in it. I now have a great grand child so you know how long ago we came to visit both of you at the office. From the east side of Joliet to the west side, we faithfully followed you because you were both so wonderful and dedicated. I never got over the retirement because no one could take your places. I wish you all the best in the future. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and your family. Thanks for all the dedication and caring.Dorothy Seaborg

March 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Betty and family, We are deeply sorry for your loss and the loss of a man of the world that your husband truly was. I know you two were a team and even the girls would come and help out. Robert, Joanne and Daniel were blessed to have someone so gentle and loving with an all seeing eye for children,s woes and miseries. We (Maria and Jesse), have thought of the two of you kindly and lovingly. I hope you are not still smoking those Virginia Slim 100's. I used to be so amused when you lit one of them up. God bless you and your family in this difficult time. Jesse and Maria Barnstable

March 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2012 12:00 AM