Margueite E. Brogan, 93

Published 6:06 pm Saturday, July 30, 2011

Marguerite Brogan

Marguerite E. Brogan, 93, of St. Charles died Thursday evening July 28, 2011, at Golden Living Center in St. Charles.

Marguerite was born May 11, 1918, in Saratoga Township to Adolph and Emma (Kiefer) Keller. She attended grade school in Saratoga, high school in St. Charles, and teacher training in St. Charles with classes at Winona State College. She taught six years in rural schools of Olmsted and Winona County.

She was a county extension agent in Rock County, Luverne for four years. Marguerite married Paul Brogan on April 12, 1944, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Together they purchased the Keller family farm in Saratoga Township, where they farmed for many years. In 2003, they moved to St. Charles.

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Marguerite was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church; St. Francis Unit and Catholic Daughters, Women of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary Ladies of the V.F.W., Saratoga Homemakers. She served as the first nutrition site manager of St. Charles Senior Citizens Center, head of the P.T.A., 4-H Leader, tour guide for the local Amish tours. Her interests were gardening and handicrafts.

Survivors include four children: Charlene (Francis) Kronebusch, Utica, Gerard (Lila) Brogan,St. Charles, Patricia (Jim) Parlin, Austin and John (Anne) Brogan, Saratoga; a daughter-in-law: Diane Brogan,f Pine Island, 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great -grandchildren, and an AFS daughter Pat Cheeva of Thailand.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul in 2008, a son Jim in 2007, two grandsons, A.J. and Patrick, a great-granddaughter, Angie, two sisters and two brothers.

A Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with the Rev. Kurt Farrell officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Chatfield. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in St. Charles. They may also call one hour before services at the church. Please share a memory of Marguerite at her on-line Guestbook and view her tribute video when it becomes available at