Connie Hoagland

July 1, 1950 - Feb. 8, 2017

Harvard resident, Connie Hoagland, 66, passed away Wednesday, Feb.8, 2017, at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare, Hastings.

Services were Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at 10 a.m., at the Harvard United Church of Christ, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Book signing was Monday, Feb.13, 2017 from 5 p.m.to 8 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Harvard. Burial will be at a later date. Apfel Funeral Home, Harvard, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome. com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Harvard Rescue Unit.

Connie was born July 1, 1950, to Robert and Luella (Huntley) Hogue in Geneva, NE. She graduated from Geneva High School in 1968. She married Galen Hoagland on March 18, 1983, in Clay Center. She worked as a bookkeeper for several grain elevators, was a bar keeper for the Char Bar for 10 years and had worked at the Harvard Food Mart for eight years.

Connie was a member of the Fairmont American Legion. She enjoyed bowling, paint by numbers, reading, puzzles and crochet. She loved to work with the public. Connie also loved her pets and all animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Sam Houge, sister, Patty Hogue, nephew, Brian Fikar and brother-inlaw, Dale Mason, and a previous husband, Chuck Hulse.

She is survived by her husband, Galen, of 34 years, three sons, Brent Hulse and wife, Shawn, Brad Hulse and wife, Kristi, and Cory Hulse, step-daughter, Tracy Stutzman and husband, Todd, and step-son Nick Hoagland and wife, Brenda, two sisters, Sandi Mewhirter and husband, Jim, and Ruthie Keenan, several grandchildren and numerous, nieces and nephews.

The family of Connie (Hogue) Hoagland wishes to extend a heartfelt appreciation to our many friends and relatives for your prayers, food, flowers and memorials given at the time of our loss. We would also like to thank Harvard Rescue Unit and Harvard Rest Haven. Galen Hoagland and family, Brent Hulse and family, Brad Hulse and family, Cory Hulse, Sandi Mewhirter and family and Ruthie Keenan and family.

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