Published On: Wed, Mar 2nd, 2011

Obituary – Lenore G. Hoesing

Lenore G. Hoesing

HARTINGTON — Lenore G. Hoesing, 85, Hartington, died Feb. 23, 2011, at her residence with her husband and family at her side.
Visitation and a Vigil Service were Feb. 25 at church and continued Saturday one hour prior to services.
Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 26 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with the Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial was at the St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.

Pallbearers were Lenore’s grandsons, Jay Hoesing, Brian Hoesing, Ian Hoesing, Mathew Kathol, Justin Hoebelheinrich, Adam Hoebelheinrich, Everett Hoesing, Caleb Hoesing and Brent Hoesing.
Honorary Pallbearers were her granddaughters, Carmen Bradley, Carrie Whiting, Gina Turpin, Kayla Hoesing, Sarah Kathol, Haley Hoebelheinrich, Whitney Hobbs, Nora Hoesing, Sadie Hoesing, Lydia Hoesing and Megan Hoesing; along with friends, Jay and Ann Walz, Shirley Stevens, Sally Bart, Jean Yates, Emmett Fluent, Jim Budde, Mary Groskopf and Tim Kuchta.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.
Lenore was born Sept. 1, 1925, the eldest of three children, to Wilhelmina and Carl Goeden, Fordyce. She attended school in Menominee and Missouri, graduating from Holy Trinity High School in 1943. She then worked for the Ration Board, the Draft Board, the Office of Price Administration, and Phil Robinson for three years at the beginning World War II. After the war, she married Clarence Hoesing June 11, 1947, in Wynot. Her dress was made of silk Clarence had brought back from Japan. The Hartington community has been the home to them and their seven children, Neal, Mark, Chad, Jane, twins Lori and Kent, and Eric.
Through her foresight and organizational skills she was strongly involved in community improvement. She led with humility and the conviction that women are important contributors to church, business, finance, school and society. She was instrumental in making RaDec Construction Company successful through her decades of secretarial, bookkeeping and investment services as a partner. Her determined efforts in creating the Hartington Swimming Pool has resulted in generations of children learning to swim. Her service in Cub Scouts and 4-H demonstrated her fondness of her children and their friends. She was committed to the Holy Trinity CCD program, a member of Catholic Daughters and Christian Mothers, the Liturgy Committee, and of the Holy Trinity Endowment Fund. She held an Adoration Hour for decades. Lifeline, Hospice, the Food Pantry and the Future Promise Program also were significantly touched by her involvement. In 1991, she received the Hartington Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Community Award.
Lenore and Clarence loved to travel across the United States, but their favorite home-away-from-home was their place in Canada; Dozens of friends and family enjoyed fishing and boating with them through the years. Lenore’s graciousness as a hostess was also evident with her lifelong girlfriends and bridge club members. She loved her flower gardens, loved having her grandchildren visit her, and was a loving, warm, and caring mother and mother-in-law to all of her children and spouses.
Lenore is survived by her husband, Clarence; children and spouses, Neal and Mary Hoesing, Omaha; Mark and Gloria Hoesing, O’Neill; Chad and Lisa Hoesing, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Jane and Stan Kathol, Elkhorn; Lori and Dennis Hoebelheinrich, Menominee; Kent and Kim Hoesing, Hickman; and Eric and Beth Hoesing, Lincoln; 11 granddaughters and nine grandsons; and 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill and Rita Goeden, West Point.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roger, and half-brother, Omer; half-sister, Norma Jean Dittman; and grandson, Ryan Hoesing.