The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

August 20, 2013

Lawrence Stanfield “Bud” Hoagland


VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Lawrence Stanfield “Bud” Hoagland, 84, of Veedersburg, Ind., passed away 4:18 a.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Bud was born Oct. 14, 1928, at 300 N. College St. in Veedersburg to Dallas M. and Grace (Gookins) Hoagland.

He lived there until his marriage to Kathryn L. Uplinger on Jan. 14, 1950. They have lived at their current residence since Sept. 4, 1952.

Bud and Kathryn are the parents of three sons, Lawrence William (Lou Ann), Carl Wayne (Valerie) and Jerry Allen (Lisa), all of Veedersburg. They also have six grandsons and two granddaughters, Dr. Lee Eric (Julia) of Newburgh, Ind., Brian Douglas (Adrienne)of Carmel, Ind., and Adam Wayne (Shannon), Elijah Dallas (Casey), Seth Austin (Tabitha), Johnathon Lawrence, Audra Jo (Aaron) Armstrong and Sydney Rachelle Hoagland, all of Veedersburg; their 15 great-grandchildren are Cody, Mackenzy, Cody Jay, Ben, Noah, Emily, Ethan, Dallas, Skyler, Brailey, Laney, William, Drew, Ryan and Elliot.

He is preceded in death by two brothers, James and Donald; and three sisters, Rosella Odle, Martha Ratcliff, and Mary Jane Francis.

Bud’s memberships include Sterling Christian Church, where he served two terms as trustee; Veedersburg Lions Club, vice-president and trustee; charter member of Hub Nuts Camping Club, first president; Hub Club, 4F, and Telephone Pioneers.

He spent several summers at his Uncle William Gookins’ farm, worked his school years at Marshall Studio and Veedersburg Floral. He was employed at Indiana Bell / Ameritech for over 35 years.

Bud enjoyed antiquing and was always ready to lend a hand to his family, friends, and community as he was truly a “Jack-of-all-Trades.” His main love was being a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He adored them as much as they adored him.

Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 22, at Sterling Christian Church with Pastor Gary Johnson and Pastor Joe Dodds officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the church. Burial will be at Osborn Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Sterling Christian Church or New Century Church. Services entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home. Online condolences at


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