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Agnes “Aggie” Hogan, 98

Agnes “Aggie” Hogan was born in Barnett Township, Roseau County on March 9, 1915 to “Pete” and Caroline (McFarlane) Paulsen. She attended rural country schools in Barnett Township and was later baptized in the Catholic faith. Following school Agnes worked on her family farm until she was united in marriage to Palmer Hogan on October 24, 1934 in Roseau, and the two purchased their own farm in Barnett Township where they raised livestock and farmed until they retired in 1954. Aggie and Palmer then moved into Greenbush and enjoyed their retirement. Palmer passed away in 1989, and Aggie spent her winters in Bloomington, MN with her daughter Pat, returning to the Greenbush community in the summers. Aggie later moved to Thief River Falls in 2009 with her daughter Pat and then moved to LifeCare Greenbush Manor in 2012 where she passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the age of 98 years, 4 months, and 29 days.
Agnes was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Greenbush. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, arts & crafts, gardening, and working on the farm.
She is survived by her daughter Patricia Hogan of Thief River Falls, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Palmer, three  brothers: Walter, Morris, and Lawrence Paulsen, three sisters: Viona Wiskow, Pauline Petersen, and Irene Smith.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 12, 2013 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Greenbush with Fr. Donald Leiphon presiding.  Michelle Peppel was the Organist and Katie Schafer was the Song Leader. Eucharistic Ministers were Theresa Novacek and Elinor Koshenina and the Altar Servers were Steven and Robert Hlucny.  Adrian Pulczinski was the Reader and LeRoy Omdahl and Dennis Brazier were Gift Bearers.  Aggie’s Casket Bearers were Earl Wiskow, John Wiskow, Allen Svir, Wesley Paulsen, Roger Brazier, and Duane Lorenson. All of Aggie’s many nieces, nephews, and cousins were Honorary Bearers.
Visitation was held after 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Church with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation was also held one hour prior to services at the church.
Internment services were held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Cemetery in Greenbush following services.
Arrangements are with Collins Funeral Home of Greenbush.
An online guest book is available at
Collins Funeral Home (GB)

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