Joe Hoagland

Profile Updated: February 6, 2021
Residing In Leavenworth, KS USA
Spouse/Partner Norma Decker Hoagland
Occupation retired
Children Anne born 1978
Dirck born 1980
Emma born 1987

Graduated from Tulane University and KU Law school. Married a Kansas farmer's daughter, Norma Decker, who was Miss Kansas in 1970. Practiced law in Kansas City for 7 years. Served 6 terms in the Kansas Legislature and was Majority Leader in 1983-84. Spent 4 years on the National Commission on Uniform State Laws. For 30 years, I sold passenger service products to commercial airlines worldwide with offices in Kansas City, Brussels, and Hong Kong. Bought and sold farms and ranches for 40 years and today own two ranches and a commercial feedlot in Kansas and 3 Citrus orchards in Texas. My wife and I started our own breed of cattle, Black Herefords, which now has breeders in 35 states, Canada and Australia.

School Story

Our commando raid on the school flagpole to hoist the class flag on graduation day.

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Apr 23, 2022 at 10:36 PM

Posted on: Apr 21, 2022 at 6:17 PM

Hi David
If you get home let me know. We just won the wildlife habitat improvement award in Kansas. Love to show you what we did. Focus on Prairie Chickens.

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Posted on: Feb 06, 2021 at 9:07 PM

First shot set for Wednesday here in Leavenworth, America. Visit for some comic relief from Covid. It is how I have spent much of the lockdown. If you click on the News and Blogs tab you can see how this technology works on Grizzly Bears. Pretty Cool.

Joe Hoagland has left an In Memory comment for Karen Lyerla.
Sep 24, 2020 at 7:05 PM

She was just here. In our living room not long ago. How this happens is hard to understand. Such a kind and good person. 
we miss her. 
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Jan 03, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Some may remember Donn and Donna Holmes sang folk songs together at a coffee house near the KU Med Center called the "Twelve Plus One". Donn played guitar and Donna sang mostly. They were pretty good judging by the crowds. 

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Jan 02, 2018 at 3:34 AM

Donn was a friend. The was a Phi Psi at KU and graduated with a degree in education. After graduation, he purchased the Radio Shack store in Lawrence. He later sold it to open a classical records store in Crown Center. When that failed, he went into the family business, Stevens Envelope Co., located at 20th & Mc Gee in Kansas City, MO.  When the family sold the company, he moved to Florida and opened a Firestone Tire store. He sold that business and moved to Tennessee to be closer to his wife, Shannon's parents. I remember playing poker at his house on Friday nights with his parents and the local priest. Good people. 

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