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Esther L. Hoagland

July 11, 1926 — December 30, 2023


Esther L. Hoagland

Former Juniata resident Esther L. (Schroeder) Hoagland, 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Homestead Assisted Living, Hastings, NE.   


Services will be Friday, January 5, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating.  Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be Thursday, January 4 at 1:00 -7:00 with family present 5:00 – 7:00 at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Foundation. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to Esther’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.


Esther was born July 11, 1926, in Hastings, NE to Fred & Mabel (Hobrock) Schroeder. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1943 She was baptized, confirmed and married at First St. Paul’s Church, continuing a 4 generation legacy that was instrumental  in the early formation of the Church.


During WW11 she worked at Dutton Lainson.  She married David L. Hoagland on June 16, 1946.  They moved east of Juniata and farmed till 1978 when David passed away from leukemia.  Esther stayed on the farm place till 2021 (74 years) when she moved just 3 miles east to Homestead Assisted Living.  They were blessed with 4 children and many memories with family, friends and neighbors.  And a lot of hard work.


Esther devoted her life to being a farm wife, helping alongside in the fields and with the animals.  Since she was young, she always said she would rather be outside helping.


The love of her life was her animals, especially her Sheltie dogs.  They were her closest companions.  She raised chickens, guineas, ducks and cats.  She loved to share the new baby kittens or chickens with her grandchildren.


Esther spent endless hours in her yard and garden and on her John Deere mower.  She always had a cupboard full of canned goodies.  She took pride in showing her flowers at the county fair.


Esther was active in her church all of her life.  She taught kindergarten Sunday School for over 50 years.  Every summer she took her class to her farm to show them the baby animals and have a picnic snack.  She was in circle groups and Bible study groups. She spent time visiting family and friends and helping them as needed.


Raising 4 children was not easy but she still found time to support them in all their various activities: band, choir, 4-H, sports, music lessons, swimming lessons, church activities and VBS.  She has always loved fishing and would drop everything for the chance to go.  Her great grandsons loved to take her.


The family would like to extend a special thank you, to the nursing staff at Homestead Assisted Living and St. Croix Hospice.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David; and brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd & Inez Schroeder; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hoagland; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Louis & Mary Hoagland, Anna Hoagland, Clyde & Donna Hoagland, Ivan & Lavina Hoagland, Melvin Hoagland, Tacy & John Krull.



Children & Spouses:

    Kenneth Hoagland

    Charles Hoagland

    Mary Ann & Verle Spracklen

    Sandra & Gordon Jacobitz

11 Grandchildren & 29 Great-Grandchildren:

    Kerry Hoagland

    Heather & Michael Bent   Calia

    Erinn & Doug Golick   Bradon, Grace, Will

    Brian & Mandy Hoagland    Bentley, Charlie, Savannah

    Chris & Mary Hoagland    Henry, Liam, Max, Nora

    Andy & Amber Spracklen   Ellie, Zachary, Justin

    Kristi & Derek Bieschke   James, Ian, Jadon

    Jeremy Jacobitz

    Melissa & Rev. Dan Galchutt    Ali, Ben, Isaac, Andrew, Grace

    Nathan & Amanda Jacobitz    Isaiah, Aaron, Lydia, Sam

    Luann & Chris Scheufele    Alaina, Josiah, Lizzie

Close Friend:

    Barb Hohlen

Other close family & friends

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Past Services


Thursday, January 4, 2024

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

With family present from 5-7 pm

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Friday, January 5, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

First St. Paul's Lutheran Church

501 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 5, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

First St. Paul's Lutheran Church

501 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901


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