Elaine E. Hoganson (nee Emanuelson), age 91, of Glen Mills, PA passed away on June 4, 2019. For the past 8 years, Elaine was an active resident of the Maris Grove Retirement Community. Beloved wife of John (Jack) H. Hoganson (passed in 1997) for 43 memorable years; caring mother of Jane (David) Hummel and John E. (Nancy) Hoganson; VERY proud grandmother to Jessica (Chris) Winter, Chad (Claudia -fiancee), Benjamin Hoganson, Todd Hummel and Kevin Hoganson. Elaine was preceded in death by her loving parents, Karl G. and Esther H. Emanuelson, and brother, Vernon Emanuelson.
Elaine was born and raised in Superior, WI. She earned a degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin and began a career in Teaching. She taught elementary school for 25 years, primarily in the Cherry Hill, NJ School District where she retired in 1990. While supporting her husband's career as a United States Naval Officer, she raised their two children while navigating the challenges of 10 cross country moves. Elaine will be remembered for her strong belief in the power of education to change young lives; her joy in the pursuit of mental challenges (competing in bridge, reading books as well as the WSJ, perfecting her skills in Sudoku, and watching Jeopardy every night); her love of nature, specifically (Monarch) butterflies, birds and the beach (Hilton Head, SC); and most importantly her devotion to her grandchildren. We will miss her radiant presence, gentle touch and bright smile. Chapel and graveside services will be held privately at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC where Elaine will be reunited with the love of her life, Jack. Donations in her memory may be made to the Maris Grove Retirement Community Resident Care Fund.