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John Francis Fogarty

May 8, 1956 - August 5, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
John Francis Fogarty

John Francis Fogarty

Born: May 8, 1956
Died: August 5, 2020
Age: 64

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John Francis Fogarty, the son of Terrance and Bridget (Weir) Fogarty was born May 8, 1956, in Emmetsburg, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in the Emmetsburg area where he attended school and graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1974. He then attended Iowa Lakes Community College in the Auto Mechanics program.
John married Holly Funk on September 29, 1979, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He worked for Ken Krause Motors before moving to Spencer, Iowa, in 1985, and worked at Lee Holt Motor.  John worked for the Clay County Maintenance Dept. until his retirement in 2016. John enjoyed fishing, running, track, working on vehicles, and staying busy with his kids. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer and a past church council member.
John passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at St. Luke Lutheran Home at the age of 64, due to early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Tom Fogarty.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Holly of Spencer, IA; two children: Benjamin (Valerie) Fogarty of Ankeny, IA, and Ashley Fogarty of Minneapolis, MN; four brothers: Mike (Carol) of Emmetsburg, IA, Jim of Phoenix, AZ, Bill of Wichita, KS, Joe Fogarty of Milwaukee, WI; one sister, Jill (Kevin) Hanson of Graettinger, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.















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SERVICES
Funeral services will take place 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 10, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

The family request that masks be worn.
OFFICIATING
Pastor John Syvertson
CASKET BEARERS
Dale Witt
Tom Miller
Mark Cameron
Tim Norgaard
Jerry Huber 
Rod Patton
VISITATION
Visitation will take place Sunday, August 9, starting at 2:00 P.M., with family present from 2-5:00 P.M. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
MUSIC
"Oh Danny Boy"
"Borning Cry"
INTERMENT
Private, at a later date.

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Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:50 AM
“I just had the opportunity to watch a replay of John’s funeral. Bill, you did a great job with your tribute to John. I also enjoyed hearing Danny Boy. Gods’s blessings to the whole family. ”
- Dan Finn
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:20 PM
“Holly and family so very sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family ”
- SHIRLEY DYKSHOORN
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:20 PM
“Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember many stories from Dad (Wayne Bishop). Hold on to your fond memories for those memories, may bring the strength you need when you feel his absence the most.
Love in Christ,
Brad and Joy (Bishop) Cole”
- Brad and Joy (Bishop) Cole
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 2:33 PM
“Holly - Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family through this time .... I first met John when I worked at Krause Motors in Emmetsburg and in later years I had the privilege of renting from John in Spencer ... I have never received interest on my deposit and so much encouragement as I purchased my first home, what a blessing! May God provide you with strength, wisdom and peace in every difficult situation. ~Virginia ”
- Virginia Bubke
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:44 AM
“Long distance hugs to you and your family in this most devastating time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Sheila & Dan Davis
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:44 AM
“Dear Holly and Family, we were sorry to hear of John’s passing. We enjoyed our visits with you when we would see you in the cities. Holly, you and John have been in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. ”
- Ray and Diane Raak
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8:42 AM
“Holly and family, Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers on the loss of John. Susan and Mark Wedel”
- Susan Wedel
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“Holly, I am so saddened to hear the news of John’s death. Oh how very difficult these years prior must have been for you, John, Ben, Ashley and both of your families. I pray the beautiful memories you hold close in your heart will bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. With sincere sympathy, Kathy Conway O’Malley”
- Kathy Conway O’Malley
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“Holly & family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have thought of you often & wondering how John was doing. My deepest sympathies.”
- Shelly Hartzell
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:53 AM
“Holly and family, I am so sorry to hear about John...I can see him smiling right now...I know you have been on a long journey, and how hard it would be to lose someone in a slow way of just watching someone you love, drift away. Life changes in a minute and I can't imagine what you have gone through and don't want to know. I think with John and you, the best of things turned out with both your children...and he continues to live in both of them...I know some of the qualities of John and I know that your children have turned out like him...and that is the greatest tribute of all...You are in Jim and My prayers...One Day At A Time, Be Blessed, Jim and Cindy Thompson”
- JIM AND CINDY THOMPSON
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:36 AM
“Holly & family: I was so sorry to hear about John. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this very sad time. May the beautiful memories that you have made with him help to bring you peace & comfort.”
- Ann Rowlands
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:36 AM
“Sorry for your loss Holly, I went to high school with John. How you could pack so much energy, stamina and grit into one person is beyond me, he was quite the athlete and we all respected him for that. My prayer are with you and your family, God bless! ”
- Daniel R Joynt
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:36 AM
“To Bill and the rest of the Fogarty family: I extend my sympathy to all of you at the passing your brother at such a young age.”
- Curt Grafing
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:15 AM
“My condolences and deepest sympathy to Holly and family. Hearing this sad news has brought back a lot of High School memories. We certainly did some crazy things and had a of FUN doing them. Keep an eye on us down here John.
Fuzzy you will be greatly missed. Coop”
- Randy Cooper
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:16 AM
“Deepest sympathies to Holly and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I only have fond memories of John and his family growing up alongside him as a child - we were only months apart in age. Please remember him as the kind and vibrant soul he was before the onset of his health issues. That is how I will remember him. Love and blessings, Kal and Pam Lausterer”
- Kal Lausterer
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 8:22 AM
“Holly & family, So sorry to hear of John’s passing... A very pleasant man gone way too soon. Peace be with you all...”
- Steve Palm
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 8:22 AM
“I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.”
- Brenda Griffin
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:55 PM
“My condolences to Holly, Ben, Ashley and the Fogarty Family on John’s passing. Had great times with Fuzz playing ball and giving Bridgie a bad time down at the station. ”
- Dave Brennan
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:55 PM
“Holly and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Prayers that in time the good memories will be treasures in your heart. A big hug to you Holly. ”
- Kathleen Otto
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:55 PM
“Holly, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family and sending my prayers. ”
- Chris Newton
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 9:55 AM
“Holly, Ashley, Ben, Val and extended family, sending our sympathies to all of you. What a pleasure to have known John as a very dear friend for so many years. He was one of the most kindest and thoughtful person. We will always remember his smile and laugh. Sending you so much love and prayers during this very sad time.”
- Connie and Jim Morley
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“Sending our deepest sympathies to all of John's family. Some of my fondest childhood memories were playing sports on the Fogarty block for hours on end. We always had some type of ballgame going on. I was lucky to be part of the day Holly and John were married. So many great memories, he will be greatly missed. Spike”
- Mike Mary Brennan
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“Holly and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time. I worked with John in the Clay County road department for many years and I always admired his quick smile, fast wit, and mischevious sense of humor. I have many fond memories of our time together. He was a great person to work with.”
- Jim and Phyllis Larson
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“John was one of the nicest people who always was a kind conversationalist. Our sympathies to you during this difficult time. Hugs! ”
- Carol and Pat Morgan
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“Holly — sympathy and prayers for the Fogarty family on the death of John. ”
- John and a Peg (Murray) McNally
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“Sorry to hear of John’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for his family.”
- Kate Smith
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:04 AM
“Holly and the Fogarty Family,
We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We didn’t know of his early onset. You have our sincere sympathy. Bill&Marcie Frevert”
- Bill/Marcie Frevert
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM
“With deepest regards for the loss of your husband and father. May the peace he now knows be felt by each of you. I knew John for a number of years and always enjoyed his enthusiasm.”
- Jackie Paulsen
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:32 PM
“Please accept our sincere condolences on John's passing. Jim & Jan Rusk. ”
- Jan Rusk
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:32 PM
“Holly and Family. My heartfelt sympathies to you. May God Grant you comfort and peace in this difficult time. What I know of John is he was a kind, gentile man. His smile Was welcoming and infectious.”
- Linda Severson
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:32 PM
“ I am so sorry to hear of John passing. My husband Jim was a good friend of Tom's and he was greatly missed as I am sure John will be too.”
- JoAnn Coakley
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:06 AM
“I heard of John’s passing from Dave Brennen. So sorry to hear this lots of great memories with the Fogarty family. My heartfelt condolences to the family. ”
- Dan Finn
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