Donald G. Hosler

Hosler, Donald G. Donald G. Hosler of North Aurora passed away on January 10, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 16, 1928 at St. Joseph Hospital in Aurora, IL., the son of George and Lillian Hosler. Don graduated from West Aurora High School in the class of 1947. On February 2, 1951, he married the love of his life, Mary A. (Ann) Livingston, and they spent the next 63 happy years together. Don was a member of the Union Congregational Church in North Aurora, the North Aurora Lions Club, and the American Legion Post 84 in Aurora. Don served 2 years in the Navy Reserves in Aurora and 2 years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, seeing duty in Korea and Okinawa. Don served as a North Aurora Village Trustee for 4 years, 6 years on the Planning Commission, and Co-Chairman of the North Aurora Sesquicentennial (150th) birthday celebration in 1984. Don retired from Allsteel, Inc. in 1991 after 35 years. His second career (not planned), was at Valley Green Golf Course for 21 years (His "fun" job) and he enjoyed meeting a lot of nice people. Don and Ann had 2 children Kim (Chuck) Massie of Hammond, IN., and Keith A. Hosler, deceased. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Kim, three grandchildren, Heidi (Frank) Montiel of Kenosha, WI., Nicole A. Massie of Hammond, IN., and Chaz A Massie of Kenosha, WI.; three great grandchildren, Mark, Matthew and Luke Montiel; two brothers Jerry Hosler of Boulder Hill and Lyle (Sharon) Hosler of Aurora; two brother-in-laws, Paul (Donna) Livingston of Morris and Jerry (Sharon) Livingston of Aurora; two sister-in-laws, Martha (Hosler) Fitzgerald and Phyllis Livingston of DeKalb; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Lillian Hosler, son Keith, brother Wayne Hosler, sister-in-law Pat (Jerry) Hosler, nephew Steve Hosler, and brother-in-law Jack Livingston. Don has the "Golden Heart Award" from the Aurora Blood Bank. He donated 16 gallons. He also was the Lion Club recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow award. Lion of the Year award, and North Auroran of the Year award. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 12:00 at the Union Congregational Church in North Aurora, IL. Memorial donations may be made to Union Congregational Church, 405 W. State St., North Aurora, IL. or the North Aurora Lions Club.

Published in Beacon News on Jan. 15, 2014