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February 7, 1939 - July 31, 2019

Funeral Service Date
August 10, 2019
Funeral Service Time
11:00 am

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John Michael Hoog, MD, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Towne House Health Care in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born February 7, 1939 in Fort Wayne to the late Joseph and Frances Mary (Clancy) Hoog. Michael was the second of nine children. He attended St. Hyacinth Elementary School and graduated in 1956 from Central Catholic High School. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church.
Michael was a graduate of Indiana University (1960) and Indiana University Medical School (1964). He interned for one year at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and then completed a four-year residency in urology at Methodist in 1969. During his third year of medical school Michael met the love of his life, Rebecca, while both were working at the County Hospital in Indianapolis. Michael and Rebecca Kappus married on August 22, 1964 in Indianapolis. Michael began his career in Fort Wayne in private practice with Dr.’s Cooney and Buetler in the fall of 1969. Michael practiced as a urologist for 44 years, serving patients in Fort Wayne and Warsaw. Dr. Hoog concluded his distinguished medical career treating patients at the Fort Wayne Veterans Hospital, retiring in 2013. Michael was a Captain in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam war and was honorably discharged in 1974. Dr. Hoog was respected by all who came into contact with him: patients, nurses, and his peers. Michael loved providing care and comfort working tirelessly on their behalf. Patients adored his compassion and bedside manner. Dr. Hoog was a licensed physician in Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arizona. He was a member of the American Board of Urology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fort Wayne Medical Society, Michael is survived by Becky, his wife of 54 years, their children, Kathleen Runco (Fort Wayne), Kristine Uebelhoer (Montpelier, Ohio) and Thomas Hoog (Fort Wayne), and foster daughter Christine (David) Fry (Charlotte, North Carolina) grandchildren, Adam Uebelhoer, Aaron Uebelhoer, Tanner Ihrie, Michael Runco, Jake Fry, Gracie Fry, Luke Fry, Cooper Fry, 8 siblings, Lucille Poiry, Margaret Bosler, Alice Soder, Theresa Strubbe, William (Jackie) Hoog, Joseph (Terri) Hoog, Helen (Steve) Korn and Patrick (Alejandra) Hoog and 20 nieces and nephews. Michael was a devout Catholic, a man of great faith and humility with a heart to serve the Lord and fellow man. Mike was very generous in helping many organizations including volunteering at the Matthew 25 Clinic. He loved spending time at their summer home in Glen Lake, Michigan with family, friends, and his beloved dogs. Michael loved sports. He was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, attending several games at Lambeau Field. He was passionate about golf, playing in Ireland and Scotland and an avid collector of golf memorabilia. Michael was a member of the Fort Wayne Country Club for many years and a lifetime member of the Indiana University Alumni Association. The family would like to sincerely thank the caregivers at The Towne House Retirement Center and Heartland Hospice.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at St. Peters Catholic Church, 518 E. Dewald Street with calling one-hour prior. Visitation will be held Friday, August 9, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peters Catholic Church, The Carriage House or Heartland Hospice. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

August 9, 2019

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

06:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Peter Catholic Church

Phone: 260-744-2765

Address: 518 East DeWald Street Fort Wayne IN, 46803

Service Date: August 9, 2019

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

August 10, 2019

Funeral Service Time

11:00 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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