Philip A. “Phil” Hogan, 85, dies

Philip A. “Phil” Hogan, 85, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017. Born December 25, 1931.
Phil grew up in Michigan graduating from Ludington HS and from the University of Michigan. After serving in the Army, he moved with his wife and family to the Twin Cities working 30 years at Honeywell. Phil and Jan then moved to Ely where he built a lovely home in the North Woods on the edge of the BWCA.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents Lila and Frank. He is survived by wife Janet (Gast), son Mike (Anna), son James, daughter Terri Copps (Rip), and grandchildren Matthew, Emilie Purvine (Sam), Laura, Joe, Paul, Andrew, Jim and Katie.
Phil was a generous person. Everyone who knew him loved him and he will be sorely missed. Phil cherished his family and large circle of friends. He was very active in the Ely community; including the School Board, multiple clubs, the boards of the Wolf & Bear centers, Camp du Nord, the arts community, and promoting the Boundary Waters.
Phil’s Celebration of Life Service will be held at Presbyterian Church of the Way in Shoreview, MN on Tuesday June 13 at 11 a.m. Visitation at the church 1 hour prior to service. There will be a lunch at the church following the service. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to The First Presbyterian Church of Ely or www.savetheboundarywaters.org.