A celebration of life service for Bill Hougland, a starter for the 1952 Kansas Jayhawks’ national-champion men’s basketball team, will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.
A native of El Dorado, Kan., Hougland was also a two-time Olympic gold medalist who served in the Air Force and later became Vice President of Koch Industries and president of Koch Oil.
During his lifetime, Hougland donated more than $1.2 million to various programs both academic and athletic at KU, according to the school.
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Memorial contributions may be made in Hougland’s name to First United Methodist, the University of Kansas Williams Fund or the Lawrence Humane Society. Remembrances should be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.