Carol HogensonThe world is a little less interesting with the passing of Caroline Florence Hogenson of Fargo, North Dakota. Carol was embraced by her Lord on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at her home in Fargo following a battle against cancer, and was attended by family as she quietly passed from this world into the next.
Carol was born on October 15, 1934 in Racine, WI, the eldest daughter of Florence and Paul Dresen. As a teenager, Carol was admired for her beautiful singing voice, and was offered an opportunity to formally study at a conservatory. She declined and on May 15, 1954, married the love of her life, Don. Over the ensuing 59 years, they traveled through life and across the world at each other’s side, doubling all that was joyous and halving all that was sorrowful. Along the way, Carol became mother to four, grandmother to eight and great-grandmother to one.