Chicago Producer Katie Hoban Passes Away at 44

Katie Hoban age 44, passed away suddenly earlier this month, on January 4th. Katie is beloved in the Chicago creative community. She spent much of her career as Senior Producer and Business Development Lead for the sound specialist collective NoiseFloor in downtown Chicago.

Katie is a Chicagoan through and through. She attended Prospect High School, DePaul University and graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Marketing and Advertising.

Katie’s Family

Katie is the daughter of Kathleen Johnston and Michael Hoban. Katie is the adoring mother of Jack Michael Murray. Katie is the step-daughter of Michael Johnston and step-sister of Michael (Susan) Johnston, Colleen Johnston (Kevin Keegstra) and Laura (Michael) Benson. Beloved niece of Judy (Terry) Kane, the late Paul Quinn, Bill (Deborah) Hoban and Mitch (Mary) Hoban. Katie is loved by her many cousins. They were more like siblings. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Paul and Jeanette Quinn and paternal grandparents, Michael and Mary Hoban.

Katie’s biggest joy was being Jack’s mom

From Katie’s obituary posted earlier this week: “Her biggest joy was being Jack’s mom… She loved watching sports, the Bears and Cubs and Michigan. Coaching Jack’s baseball and basketball teams was her favorite sporting outlet. Katie will be remembered for her love of family, her generous spirit, her wit, ne’er a negative thought… and oh, her crazy poetry.”

Memorial Set for January 18th

Memorial Visitation is schedule for this Tuesday January 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home. Friedrichs is located at 320 W. Central Road at Northwest Highway in Mount Prospect.

Masks are required to be worn to the visitation.

SCREEN sends its condolences to the Hoban family. Katie will be sorely missed by all of us.

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