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Edward M. Ogen

1959 - 2021


Edward Michael Ogen 86, died at Carle Foundation Hospital on March 12, 2021.  He was born in Chicago on  May 20, 1934, a son of Bernard and Lillian Ogen.  He graduated from Lake Forest High School and attended the University of Illinois where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.  After service in the U.S Army he graduated from Eastern Illinois University.

He married Carolyn Oglesby on September 12, 1959 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lincoln, Il.  She survives.  Ed was involved in sales and marketing during his professional life.  He joined A. B. Dick Co. in 1960.  He owned and operated A.B.Dick Products Co. from 1977 to 1987, achieving multiple sales awards.  Ed served as an officer and counselor with the National Service Corp of Retired Executives, associated with the Chamber of Commerce, for 30 years.

He was a member of Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church.  Private services will be conducted at the columbarium at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lincoln, Il. at a later date.

Memorial remembrances may be made to the Altar Guild at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Champaign or Krannert  Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Il. or an organization of the donor's choice.

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Tom Peters

March 19, 2021 1:17 PM

Carolyn, I just heard about Ed's passing.  My deepest sympathies.  My prayers are with you.  May God comfort you in His tender mercy.  

Suzi Armstong

March 17, 2021 8:57 PM

Carolyn, I am so sorry to learn about Ed. I enjoyed knowing him so much. You were both such an important part of the Pi Phi Alum Club. I have so many happy memories of our good times together.
Suzi Armstong

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March 17, 2021 11:03 AM
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Carolyn- we were so sorry to read that Ed has passed away, first words were “what a kind, happy man who smiled all the time!”! Please know we are thinking about you and will keep you in our prayers-Jack and SUZANNE Troxell

Sarah Lee

March 16, 2021 3:16 PM

Carolyn, I am so sad for your loss. I always loved seeing Ed's smiling face when you all attended the Pi Phi Christmas parties at our house. Such a lovely gentleman. Sending hugs your way.
Sarah Lee

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March 15, 2021 1:47 PM
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