Doris Ogan, 56, of Pierre, SD, died Wednesday, Jan. 26 at St. Mary’s Hospital. A celebration of life was held Monday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at Lutheran Memorial Church.
Doris Elaine (Krapp) Ogan, born May 18, 1954, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous fight with cancer at the too young age of 56 on Jan. 26, 2011, in the TCU at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, SD. Doris was the loving wife of Steve Ogan; amazing mother of Bryan (DeLynn) Hanson; daughter of Thelma (Wicks) Krapp, Clark; sister of LeRoy Krapp, Clark, Shirley (Kip) Bowden, Huron, Arlys (Delmyn) Johnson, Sioux Falls, Jean (Garry) Campbell, Greenville, WI; two grandchildren, Chase and Timber Rose Hanson; and many nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her father Clarence Krapp of Clark and a great niece and great nephew.
Doris grew up on the family farm in Clark, SD, and graduated from Clark High School. She attended National Business College in Rapid City following graduation. From Rapid City, she moved to Pierre and worked at the Attorney General’s Office, State Treasurer’s Office, and retired in 2009 from the State Auditor’s Office. In the late 1990s, Doris opened the PACE Fitness center where she was introduced to many new, close friends.
Doris had an incredible energy and wonderful, caring spirit. Her smile and caring words were always from deep in her heart and could make anyone’s day brighter. She treasured her many, many close friendships and the special times that they shared together. She loved to travel to warm and new locations, especially ones with a beach, with her husband, Steve, and had a great love for all of the outdoors. She and Steve first met on the dance floor and spent countless hours together dancing and laughing whenever they could. She enjoyed watching and learning about all of the birds that she fed behind her house, and loved watching the family of squirrels that were raised near her sun room. But Doris’ true loves were her son, Bryan and his children, and her husband, Steve.
Doris will truly be missed by her family and many friends.
A memorial has been established in Doris’ honor with St. Mary’s Hospice.
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