Obituary for MOGEN

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday September 02, 2010

Philip Conrad Mogen, 83, a resident of Albuquerque, NM for 33 years, passed away peacefully August 23, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 54 years, Darlene; and brothers, Hubert and Bryan. He is survived by his children: son Dr. Mark Mogen and his wife Karen of Aberdeen, South Dakota; daughter Karen Mogen of Albuquerque; and son Dr. Thomas Mogen and his wife Dr. Florence Mogen of Radford, Virginia. He is survived by his eleven grandchildren: Corey Holt and wife Janne, Melissa, Elizabeth, Matthew, Allison, and Rebecca Mogen of South Dakota, and Philip, Charles, William, Walker, and Samuel Mogen of Virginia. He is survived by two brothers: Iro Mogen of Yankton, South Dakota and Chris Mogen of Portland, OR. Philip was born to Gilbert and Helen Mogen in Ortonville, Minnesota on May 20, 1927. He grew up in Waubay South Dakota the middle son of five. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in August of 1945. After returning from the Army, Philip received a B.S. in Business from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD and then a Juris Doctor in Law in 1952. He followed older brother Bryan's career path by working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He spent 27 years as a special agent with the FBI starting his career in Charlotte, NC, then moving to New York, Chicago, Washington DC and finally, Albuquerque where he was ASAC. His last position with the Bureau was as an Inspector. After retiring from the FBI in 1979, Phil went into business with two other former agents starting the Maximum Security Agency. He then worked as an independent contractor for the Department of Energy. He loved his family both immediate and distant, and his many friends everywhere. His love of music, and church allowed him to sing, in baritone voice, with his church choir for the majority of his life. He was very active with the First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Philip's memory to be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust Street Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3633 or All Faith's Receiving Home, 1709 Moon St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-3935. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 3, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust Street Northeast. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Philip at: RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500