Wayne Eldon Hoskins was born August 20, 1933 on the family farm near Churdan, Iowa, the son of Roy and Myrtle (Silbaugh) Hoskins. He died Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Mercy medical Center North Iowa in Mason City.
Wayne was educated in country schools through 8th grade in Greene County, and then graduated from Jefferson High School. He enlisted into the Army for three years from 1953-1956 and when he was honorably discharged returned home to attend and graduate from Iowa State University. Wayne was united in marriage to Joanne Aldrich on August 20, 1958 at the EUB Church in Toledo, Iowa; this union was blessed with three children. He taught Agricultural Education for one and a half years in Story City, worked as a farm loan solicitor for Metropolitan Life Insurance for 25 years, worked for 1st Security Bank for five years and was a farm manager for 15 years. Wayne was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he was active in the men’s group and as a member of the finance and trustee committees. He was also a member of Kiwanis, the VFW (both Charles City and Dayton) and Masonic Lodge. Wayne enjoyed fishing, reading, Bloomberg Financial Markets, farm workshops, farm auctions, visiting about farmland and values, traveling, going to reunions and taking Sunday drives to look at farmland. He particularly loved spending time with his loving family, especially his grandson Hunter. Wayne had a very close personal relationship with Santa Clause’s visits in Charles City. Farming and caring for the farm animals was never a job for Wayne, it was a love and a hobby.
Living family members include his wife of 55 years, Joanne of Charles City; three children: Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Hoskins of Parker, Colo., Janelle Hoskins of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jill (Steven) Esparza of Henderson, Nev.; one grandson, Hunter Esparza; two brothers: Wendell (Darlene) Hoskins and Warren Hoskins all of Jefferson; two sisters: Wilma (Clarence) Meinecke of Sheldon and Wanda Hade (friend Gary) of Gowrie; along with nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Judy Hoskins; and brother-in-law, Harlan Hade.
Funeral services for Wayne Hoskins were held Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City. There was also a service held Monday, November 11, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson. Pastor Jim Beranek officiated. Interment was in the Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, IA.
The Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com.