Lois Hoaglund

Lois Hoaglund, 89, of La Vista formerly of Gothenburg and Brady, died July 17, 2021, at Homestead of La Vista in La Vista. Lois Marie Hoaglund was born on Dec. 23, 1931, to Earl and Amy (Folk) Coleman on the family farm about seven miles outside of Brady. 

Lois had two older sisters and one younger brother; Margaret, Doris, and Donald. Lois attended the country school approximately a mile and a half  from home for grades one through eight and then she was to take an exam in North Platte to determine whether or not she would be able to attend high school in Brady, which she did. Her  favorite subjects were recess, music and chorus. She was proud of her accomplishments in the Brady High School chorus, where she received a Superior rating at the District Music Contest for her performance of “Danny Boy”.

Lois married Vernon “Shorty” Hoaglund at Zion Lutheran Church north of Gothenburg on June 21, 1951, and together they had three children; Mary Ann, Janet and Thomas. They made their home in Brady living on her family's farm until 1969 when they moved into Brady. In 1997 Lois moved to Gothenburg where she lived until 2009 when she moved to Papillion to be closer to her children and grandchildren.

Lois worked several jobs over the years including Weber’s Grocery Store, the TeePee Souvenir Shop, and as support staff at her beloved Gothenburg Senior Center. She even helped with visitations at Blase-Strauser Memorial chapel for several years.

Lois enjoyed music, sewing and crafts, cooking, spending as much time as possible with her family. She loved having family around as it gave her great joy and a sense of peace inside knowing all the ones she loved and held near were close to her and safe. Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving were some of Lois’ favorite holidays simply because of the fact that all of her family gets together to celebrate with one another just as she did with her family growing up. In her later years, she was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Papillion.

She is survived by her son, Thomas (Joni) Hoaglund; daughters, Mary Ann Hoaglund (Jeff Westphal) and Janet Hoaglund (Gary) DeRuiter; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Walter Folk and Alfred Miller; and numerous nieces nephews and extended family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl T. and Amy E. Coleman; brother, Donald Coleman; sisters, Doris Miller and Margaret Folk; and grandson Ryne Hoaglund.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Wednesday, July 21 from 3 - 7 p.m. with the family present from 4 - 6:00 p.m. Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Thursday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Karl Ziegler officiating. The family invites everyone to wear purple in honor of Lois's favorite color. Burial will follow in the Gaslin Cemetery at Brady.