Albert Hoesel, 77

Albert Hoesel, 77, of Callaway, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Callaway District Hospital after a hard fought battle with acute myeloidleukemia. He was born April 16, 1936, southeast of Callaway, to Fred and Ada(Zoerb) Hoesel. Albert attended countryschool and graduated from Callaway High School with the class of 1954. Albert was united in marriage to Louise Schaeffer Jan. 3, 1956. They were the parents of five children; Mike and wife Lori Hoesel of Gothenburg, Tom and wife Jodi Hoesel of Callaway, Diane and husband Dale Seelhoffof Syracuse, Karen and husband Brad Queen of Keller, Texas, andElizabeth and husband Bruce Bahnsen of Boulder, Colo. Albert was one of the original members of the Seven Valleys Rodeo Association 48 years ago. He was also a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, BPOE Elks Lodge 1688 in Broken Bow, Flat-lander Car Club, and a dedicated 4-H leader for many years. He enjoyed collecting toy farm tractors andgoing to auctions and national shows. He enjoyed tinkering around in his wood shop and restoring his grandfather’s Buick. Survivors include his wife, Louise Hoesel of Callaway; his children; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Steven and wife JulieHoesel of Fort Dodge, Iowa as well as extended family and friends. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ada Hoesel, and his in-laws, Charles and Edith Schaeffer. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway with Father Antony Thekkekara celebrating. By request of the family, memorial donations can be made to the Callaway DistrictHospital in Albert’s name.Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. Timm-Reynolds-LoveFuneral Home in Callaway was in charge of arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family through: in Custer County Chief, March 13, 2014