Lewis L. Hoschouer

Friday, April 15, 2005

Sept. 7, 1914-April 13, 2005

Lewis Leslie Hoschouer, 90, of McCook died Wednesday (April 13, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook.

He was born Sept. 7, 1914,to Leslie W. and Emma Julia (Orman) Hoschouer at their farm in Hayes County. He attended rural school in Hayes County, high school in Curtis and Maywood and auction school in Sterling, Colo.

On Aug. 13, 1942, he was united in marriage to Dorene Rucker in McCook. To this union twin daughters, Karen and Sharon were born in Denver, Colo., in 1945. They moved to Imperial in 1946 where they purchased the Imperial Auction Sales Company which he and his father-in-law operated for over eight years. He auctioned at their weekly sales and also auctioned farm sales. He later worked at the A.S.C.S. office in Imperial before moving to Greeley, Colo., where he sold cars at DeBrown Chrysler Plymouth until retiring in 1982. They moved to McCook in November of 1993 to be closer to their daughters. He attended First Congregational Church in McCook.

He was a member of the Greeley Elks Club, the Golf Association and the Men's Highland Hills Golf Association. While in Greeley he was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and belonged to the Pitch and Pinochle Card Clubs of the church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Fred, Julian, Glen and Loren.

Survivers include his wife, Dorene of McCook; daughters, Karen Radenslaben and husband, Richard of Lincoln and Sharon Frakes and husband, Leland of Trenton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are Saturday, 2 p.m., at the First Congregational Church in McCook with the Rev. Steve King officiating. Burial will be in the Hayes Center Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon at the church at 12 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the Heritage Senior Center or the First Congregational Church.

Visitation will be today until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.