Joanne Hoskins

Joanne Hoskins, 77, of Charles City, died April 14, at St. Rose Siena Hospital in Henderson, Nevada.

A memorial service for Joanne will be 11:00 a.m., June 30, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City.  There will be a graveside service Tuesday, July 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jefferson Cemetery at Jefferson, where inurnment will take place.  Pastor Jim Beranek will officiate at both services.

Joanne Carole Hoskins, daughter of Maurice and Odessa Aldrich, was born Aug 3, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio along with her twin sister.  She and her family moved to Toledo, where she grew up and graduated from Tama-Toledo High School.  She also attended and graduated from North Iowa Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls.  Joanne was united in marriage to Wayne Hoskins on August 17, 1958 at the EUB church in Toledo.  This union was blessed with 3 children.

Joanne taught elementary school in Jefferson, Fremont, Nebraska, and at Charles City’s Lincoln Elementary school for 16 years. She loved teaching children and enjoyed expanding their spiritual growth through children’s church choir and bible school.  During her retirement years, Joanne volunteered at TLC of Charles City. She was a member of PEO chapter JQ and several Trinity United Methodist Church groups. Her interests and hobbies included sewing, coffee club with friends, bridge, and piano.  She enjoyed theater and traveling, too. Joanne always looked forward to spending as much time with her children and grandson as her life allowed.

Living family members include her children:  Jeff (Liz) Hoskins of Parker, CO, Janelle Hoskins of Las Vegas, NV and Jill (Steven) Esparza of Henderson, NV.  Joanne had a grandson, Hunter Esparza.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, her parents, and her twin sister.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to TLC of Charles City, PEO Chapter JQ and/or Friends of Cancer c/o First Citizens National Bank, 300 North Main Street, Charles City, Iowa  50616.

The Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

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