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In Memory of

Wesley Dean Hogeland

November 25, 1925 - October 26, 2015

Obituary


Wesley D. “Zeke” Hogeland, 89, a longtime educator and coach in Iowa and Minnesota, passed away at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday, October 26, 2015.



Wesley Dean Hogeland was born November 25, 1925, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He was the son of John H. and Leta (Snyder) Hogeland. Wesley graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1944. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force in 1944-1945. He received his B.S. Degree from Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) in three years while playing guard on the basketball team. He began his teaching/coaching...

Wesley D. “Zeke” Hogeland, 89, a longtime educator and coach in Iowa and Minnesota, passed away at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday, October 26, 2015.



Wesley Dean Hogeland was born November 25, 1925, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He was the son of John H. and Leta (Snyder) Hogeland. Wesley graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1944. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force in 1944-1945. He received his B.S. Degree from Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) in three years while playing guard on the basketball team. He began his teaching/coaching career in 1949 as Decorah High School’s Head Basketball Coach. In 1951 he became Washington, Iowa, Head Basketball Coach with other teaching responsibilities. He was united in marriage to Gretchen Honor Glover of Decorah, Iowa, on June 4, 1952. Three children were born to this union: Wesley, Cindy, and Scott. Zeke received his Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa in 1952. He taught and coached 1955-1962 at Mason City High School and Mason City Junior College. From 1962-1967 he was Professor and Head Basketball Coach at Bemidji State College. In 1967 he then became Professor and Head Basketball Coach at his Alma Mater, University of Northern Iowa. He owned and operated several golf and bowling businesses in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. His main hobby was golf and he taught his whole family his favorite game. His favorite quote was, “I don’t get ulcers, I give them”, mainly referring to coaching! In 1978 he and his wife moved to Hot Springs and lived near their daughter Cindy.



His lifetime partner Gretchen passed away June of 1999. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, John and Lyle.



Left to cherish his memories are his children; Wesley the II (Vicki), Cindy (Steve) Mackenzie, and Scott (Jill); six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.



Graveside services with military honors will be Thursday, October 29, 2015, 11:00 AM at Crestview Cemetery, Highway 70, Hot Springs, Arkansas.



The online obituary, guestbook, and memorial tribute are available at www.GrossFuneralHome.com.



Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 1001 Craig Rd, St Louis, Mo 63146.