Richard “Eugene” Hoaglund, age 83, of Brady passed away March 4, 2012 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. Eugene was born on his grandparents homestead to Edwin and Edith Brown Hoaglund on March 14, 1928 in Brady, and besides his time in the service he lived his whole life on that property.
Eugene graduated from Brady High School in 1946. He worked for his dad and neighbors before he enlisted in the United States Army at the outbreak of the Korean War. He was stationed in New Jersey in the radio corps. He entered into the reserves in 1952 and was finally fully discharged in 1957. Eugene returned home to the farm where he farmed and ranched the rest of his life. He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Coon, April 25, 1954. Eugene served 25 years on the Brady School Board, he also served on the Gaslin Cemetery Board, the United Methodist Church Board in Brady, was a member of the American Legion and was a 3 time cancer survivor!
Survivors include his wife, Beverly of Brady; sons, Richard (Linda) Hoaglund of North Platte, Jeffery (Sally Jo) Hoaglund of North Platte and Patrick (Julie) Hoaglund of Brady; sisters, Marian Fattig of Brady and Pamela Jo Koss of North Platte; sisters-in-law, Margaret Coon and Lois Hoaglund; grandchildren, Corey Hoaglund, Casey (Becky) Hoaglund, Jessica (Tim) Johnson, Jeanie (Alex) Roeder, Jennifer Hoaglund, Kim (Brian) Flanders, Jason (Nancy) Ross, Kerri Ross, Lindsay (Aaron) Niles, Kelli (Matt Wiiest) Hoaglund and Tiffany Hoaglund; great-grandchildren, Haylie Hoaglund, Chloe Hoaglund, Caedmon Hoaglund, Jacob Hoaglund, Eathan Johnson, Chase Johnson, Bailey Roeder, Joseph Roeder, Aliyah Hoaglund, Isaac Hoaglund, Karli Flanders, Jaeli Flanders, Emma Flanders, Jordan Ross, Brodey Ross, Akilah Ross, Kaden Ross and Gavin Niles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brothers, Edwin J. and Delbert S.; brother, Vernon; and brothers-in-law, Dale Fattig and James Coon.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Brady United Methodist Church or to the Callahan Cancer Center. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Brady United Methodist Church with the Reverend Jamie Freeman officiating. Inurnment will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 Thursday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.