Loren Robert Hoagland
LINCOLN, IL - Loren Robert Hoagland, 89, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at his home.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Loren was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Lincoln, Ill., the son of Theodore and Leona (Thompson) Hoagland. He married Audrey Musick on Dec. 21, 1942, in Missouri. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1973.
He was one of the owners, chief mechanic, and professional truck driver for Hoagland Motors and Hoagland Transfer. Loren was a member of the Lincoln Elks Lodge # 914, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, AMVETS, and the American Legion Post 263 in Lincoln.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a first class machinist mate on the USS Thompson DD 627 during the invasion of Normandy.
Surviving are his children: Gary (Carol) Hoagland of Florida, Robert (Laurie) Hoagland of Rhode Island, William Hoagland of Lincoln, Ill., and Marilee (Kim) Bruns of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nephew, Bud (Helen) Hoagland of Lincoln, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers, and granddaughter, Jacy Hoagland.
Memorials may be made to Jacy's Gift in memory of his granddaughter and will be accepted at the funeral home.