Kenneth Hosch – Monticello

Kenneth H. Hosch, 88, of Monticello, Iowa passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, at his home surrounded by family.  

Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello, Iowa where a parish vigil service will be held at 3 p.m.  Visitation will continue at 10 a.m., at church prior to funeral services.  

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, Monticello, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery where military honors will be accorded.  Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.

Ken was born October 14, 1931, in Cascade, the son of Joe and Marie (Welter) Hosch.  He married Ethel Becker in 1955.

Kenny had the privilege of farming the family farm in Castle Grove. He was a proud US Army Korean War Veteran. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ethel, children: David (Michelle) Hosch of Hopkinton, Deann Turner of Cedar Rapids, Dale (Sheila) Hosch of Hopkinton, grandchildren: Kaylynn (Shane) Yarolem, Kenny and Kole Hosch, Sydney, Alexa, and Ava Turner, Dan (Stephanie) Hosch, Erin (Trent) Hosch, siblings: Terry (Dianna) Hosch, Connie (Lance) Booth, Sheila McGuire, in-laws: Therese Melchert, Gib (Helen) Becker, Kay Becker, Janet Marbach, Virginia (Bill) Uhlenkamp, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Kay (Lyle) Shankland, in-laws: Reynold (Erma), Vernon (Mae), Kenny Becker, Vernon Melchert, Ray Marbach.

The family would like to thank the many relatives, friends, neighbors, and caregivers who blessed Kenny with calls, visits, and kindness all these years following his stroke. May the Lord bless you abundantly with joy, peace and love.

Memorials may be left to Eastern Iowa Honor Flight or charity of your choice. 

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