Floral 22

Brenda Lee (Hawk) Hogan

August 2, 1941 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 80)


      Brenda Lee (Hawk) Hogan was born on August 2, 1941 in DeWitt, Michigan, to William E. and Florence A. (Bower) Hawk, Sr., the youngest of 16 children.  She passed away serenely into God’s open arms on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Lansing, Michigan.  She was 80 years old.

     She married J. Douglas Hogan on December 5, 1992, in Lansing, Michigan; enjoying almost 30 years of marriage.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns.  She was a proud and fiercely protective mother of her children and grandchildren; and her Hawk family heritage.

     She is survived by her husband Doug, four children: Bruce (Lyn) Ranshaw, Lyle (April) Ranshaw, Darcy (Mitchell) Hallenbeck, and Lawrence (Michelle) Schneider, Jr.; grandchildren: Cody Ranshaw, Caley (Gabe) VanMarter, Xavier Schneider, Amaya Schneider, and Sarah Hallenbeck; step-grandchildren: Kristen (Dan) Rush, Jessica (Luke) Carrie; two great-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by two sisters: Phyllis (Stanley) Murray, and Carol (Jerry) Jackson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Thelma (Carl) Grinold, Doris (Frank) Judge, Wanda (Melvin) Dague, Ada (Berl) Dieter, Emma (Jim) Decatur, Gwen (Bill) Oliver, Delores (Keith) Davis, and JoAnn (Dutch) Schlienz; brothers: Mervil (Agnes) Hawk, Robert (Elly) Hawk, William (Glenna) Hawk, Jr., Carl Hawk, and Douglas Hawk.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams presiding.  Visitation will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021 from 2-8 p.m. with the family present from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel.  A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

     Memorials may be made in her memory, to Mother Teresa House, St. Joseph Catholic Church, or St. Vincent DePaul Charities.  Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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September 6, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

September 6, 2021

7:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Mass of Christian Burial
September 7, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 Linden St
St. Johns, MI 48879


Mother Teresa House
P.O. Box 13004, Lansing MI 48901

St. Joseph Catholic Church - St. Johns
109 Linden Street, St. Johns MI 48879

St. Vincent de Paul
1009 Old US 27, St. Johns MI 48879
Tel: 1-989-224-8852

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