Terry Michael Hogan

October 3, 1946 ~
December 25, 2020

Terry Michael Hogan, age 74, of Hudsonville, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, December 25, 2020. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Anndrea Hatcher; granddaughter, Scarlet Kapke; brother, Ron Hogan. He will be lovingly remembered by his cat, Greta; his wife of 53 years, Louise; his daughter, Sarah Hogan Brody; his grandchildren, Nate Kapke, Willow Kapke, Ryan Brody, Avery Brody, and Caroline Brody; brother, Roger Hogan; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends of all ages. Terry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a dedicated environmentalist who worked for several different power companies to ensure a clean and safe environment. Terry was a loving, caring, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, great uncle, and great great uncle. He enjoyed the outdoors and researching natural history. In retirement, he volunteered for the Michigan Maritime Museum. He obtained his Master’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Aquatic Biology. A time of remembrance will be held on Thursday, December 31 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Allendale) 6651 Scott St., 49401. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Harbor Humane Society. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com.

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January 04, 2021 4:59pm
Terry and I both started at the Michigan Maritime Museum in the spring of 2017. I found him to be an uncommonly pleasant man and a gentle soul. Whenever our paths crossed I knew I was having a good day. I'll miss him. Sincerest sympathies to all his family. Leo Krusack

- Leo Krusack

January 04, 2021 9:59am
I have great memories of spending time with Terry as a volunteer at the Michigan Maritime Museum aboard the Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 36460. I remember laughing and cleaning her with him and Kirk Hoffman last Spring. I will definitely miss his smile and easy going spirit. Rest in peace. May you have fair winds and following seas.

- Dede Ford

January 04, 2021 9:33am
My condolences to the Hogan family. I had the great pleasure of working with Terry at the Michigan Maritime Museum. I greatly value our time together on the motor lifeboat CG36460. He was wonderful to work with.

- Kirk A. Hoffman

January 03, 2021 4:01pm
I learned today about the passing of my friend and colleague Terry, and wanted to express my condolences to Louise and family.  I have fond memories of Terry and our work together at Wapora, and then in "sister" utilities in central Indiana, and professional and business groups.  I still remember his quiet leadership and positive affect on others around him.  May you carry the memories of all your good times together to help you through this time of loss along with the prayers of others for your peace. 

- Wayne T Swallow

December 31, 2020 11:14am
My condolences to the family and especially Louise. I was an environmental manager at another utility and Terry and I worked together frequently. He was a good man and a good friend. He loved his family dearly.

- Michalene Reilly

December 30, 2020 2:13pm
My heartfelt condolences go to Terry’s wife Louise and his family. He was a mentor to me at IPL and after. I will remember his quiet style of leadership and his willingness to share what he knew. He will be missed by all.

- Ann McIver

December 30, 2020 1:13pm
My dear friends, Louise & Sarah, My heart breaks for you. I have always felt profoundly thankful that Terry so kindly shared you with me - sometimes taking over massive amounts of your time. I saw him be so quietly supportive of our friendship & then to happily share the details of his work & hobbies when the time arose. Life changes so suddenly, but please know that many prayers & moments of mediation will be devoted to you.

- Kim Van Valer

December 29, 2020 12:08pm
Our Deepest Condolences to the Hogan Family. Although my encounters with Mr. Hogan were minimal, I always enjoyed them. Most recently Willow's graduation party. We are praying for you all. Rest in Peace

- Debbie (Kapke) Caplette

December 29, 2020 10:44am
I work for years at IPL with Terry and learned so much from him. He was knowledgeable and very helpful as I learned the ropes. So sorry to hear of his passing.

- Paul Buechter

December 29, 2020 9:23am
Terry and I shared utility experience and I always enjoyed sharing stories and conversations. We did not talk frequently, but I will miss the occasional conversations we did share. Rest In Peace.

- Jeff Kapke




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