Donald Hosier - September 30, 2009Former Aurora and Giltner resident Donald Hosier, 91, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center.
Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Higby-McQuiston Chapel in Aurora. Pastor Jocelyn Tupper officiated. Burial was in Aurora Cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Donald Elwood Hosier, son of Ira and Anna (Mersch) Hosier, was born on Thursday, Feb. 21, 1918 near Harvard.
He married Inez M. Druba, daughter of John and Pearl (Hedges) Druba, on Sept. 18, 1937 in Aurora. They farmed near Giltner. Don and Inez celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary last month.
He was a member of the Giltner United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and Dale Hosier, and one grandson, Timothy Hosier.
Survivors include his wife, Inez Hosier of Grand Island; four children, Darrell (Judy) Hosier of Giltner, June (Jim) Bowers, Cheryl (Bill) Roach and David (Kathy) Hosier all of Grand Island; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.