Hageboeck, Eleanor Gildner, 1908-
- Existence: 1908-
Eleanor Gildner Hageboeck was born August 5, 1908, in Mason City, Iowa. Her mother, Anna Buckman Gildner of Zwingle, Iowa, attended Nora Springs Seminary for Women and then married W.E. Gildner who operated a men's clothing store in Mason City, the first of many Gildner stores in the Midwest. Eleanor Gildner attended the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa), taking journalism and art courses, and graduated with an art degree in 1929. She subsequently took graduate courses in art and an advertising course taught by George Gallup, which made a lasting impression on her. In 1930 she married Bill Hageboeck, a 1928 State University of Iowa journalism graduate. Bill Hageboeck worked for the Des Moines Register and the Iowa City Press- Citizen, becoming the publisher of the Iowa City Press-Citizen in 1940.
Eleanor Hageboeck served as the director of the University Annual Fund, which ultimately became the University of Iowa Foundation. In addition to raising three children, Eleanor Hageboeck is a water color artist and a volunteer in many charity organizations.