Neil Eugene Hoesel died Monday February 22, 2021. He was born on a farm near Winamac, Indiana on January 4, 1928, to George and Gertrude Powers Hoesel. He grew up in that area graduating from Star City High School and then got his Bachelors Degrees from Purdue University in 1950.\nNeil married Dixie Lyn King from Winamac and they had four GREAT kids. He started his career as a mechanical/liaison engineer at Kingsbury Ordnance Plant -- U.S. Army ordnance-- in LaPorte, Indiana. He was schooled in Quality Control and Pyrotechnics which helped later in the Rocket business. He was in Flint, Michigan with GMC, the Chicago area with Monarch Silver King and the Richardson Company. In January 1959 he came to Brigham City, Utah, with Thiokol. He got his Masters Degree from the University of Utah in Engineering Administration. He held several positions including Quality Assurance Manager, Project Engineering Manager and Deputy Director of Space Services at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He retired in January 1989. \nHe played a lot of golf, gambled, fished, loved to fly and managed the farms we had acquired in Indiana. He had many wonderful, amazing friends in business and private life.\nNeil was preceded in death by his parents and brother George Jr.\nHe is survived by Dixie and the children: Kevin, Shelley (Lee) Bilbao, Jerry and Cam, an adopted son Brett (Cathy) Ferguson. Grandchildren are Amy, Danny Bilbao, Kim (Tony) Lallatin, Shawn (Amanda) Hoesel, Stacey (Jordan) Hendrix, Mindy (Logan) Pebworth, Michaela (Kevin) Bell, Marc Ferguson. Greats are Jaxon, Kinsley, Rani, Brekken, Conlee, Charli, Cole, Rylie, Cooper, Tobin, Afton, Jackson, Roark, Harper, Chandler.\n Neil was a charter member of Aldersgate Methodist Church, and a 71 year member of both the Masons and Elks.\nA celebration of life will be held at a later date. Services entrusted to Gillies Funeral Chapel.