O’NEILL — Mark John Hoesing, 59, O’Neill, died April 14, 2011, at his home.
Visitation and a rosary were April 18 at Biglin’s Mortuary, O’Neill.
Funeral Services were April 19 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, O’Neill, with Rev. Francis Nigli officiating.
Burial was in the O’Neill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill Goeden, Neal Hoesing, Kent Hoesing, Eric Hoesing, Dennis Hoebelheinrich and Stan Kathol.
Honorary Pallbearers were Paul and Karen Carlson, Keith and Carol Willis, David and Margaret Fuchser, and Ron and Beth Grenz.
Mark was born Sept. 7, 1951, at Yankton, S.D., to Clarence and Lenore (Goeden) Hoesing. He grew up in the Hartington area attending Holy Trinity Grade School and Cedar Catholic High School graduating in 1969. He attended Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he graduated in 1974 with a bachelor of science in wildlife biology. He married Gloria Konken May 31, 1975, in Hartington. They had three children. He worked with Radec Construction through high school and until 1978 when he received a job with USDA as Farmers Home Association Loan Officer. He was initially located in Ukiah, Calif., relocating to Valentine, November 1978. In January 1980, Mark became County Supervisor in O’Neill and remained in that position until January 2001, when his progressive decline in health due to multiple sclerosis forced him to resign.
Mark was a devoted husband and father. He was involved in coaching T-ball, supporting O’Neill Blue Dolphins and St. Mary’s Grade and High School. He loved nature and wildlife and was an avid birdwatcher. He took great pride in his lawn and spent many hours watering and mowing as well as planting trees.
Mark was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, O’Neill, and served on St. Patrick’s Finance Committee.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria, O’Neill; one son, Brian Hoesing and his wife, Rozlyn, Lincoln; two daughters, Carrie Whiting and her husband, Mike, Kearney, and Gina Torpin and her husband, Adam, Omaha; four grandchildren; his father, Clarence Hoesing, Hartington; two sisters, Lori Hoebelheinrich and her husband, Dennis, Menominee, and Jane Kathol and her husband, Stan, Elkhorn; four brothers, Neal Hoesing and his wife, Aurietha, Omaha; Chad Hoesing and his wife, Lisa, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Kent Hoesing and his wife, Kim, Hickman; Eric Hoesing and his wife, Beth, Lincoln; his godparents, Bill and Rita Goeden, West Point; along with several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenore Hoesing, Feb. 23, 2011.
Memorials may be directed to the Nebraska Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society.