JACK RICHARD HOSLER, 93, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at The Hearth at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born Nov. 3, 1920 in Huntington, a son of the late Kenneth and Hilda (Fahrnow) Hosler. He married Rebecca Josephine Kitt on Feb. 24, 1946. He graduated from Huntington High School in 1938. Jack worked in accounting at Caswell Runyon; he also worked at Deluxe Coils. He served as an enlisted pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and the Korean War. He was the Treasurer/CFO for Wabash Magnetics and also served on the Board of Directors until his retirement in 1981. He was the director of First National Bank of Wabash and a member of the Rotary Club. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wabash and also the Elks, the Wabash Country Club, Tippecanoe Lake Country Club, and Harbor Ridge Yacht and Country Club in Palm City, Fla. He loved spending time with his "buddies" on the golf course and with his family. He also spent many hours attending his grandchildren's athletic events. Surviving are his daughter, Christine (Roderick) Wilson of Fort Wayne; and a granddaughter, Rebecca (Brandon) Filson of Smyrna, Ga. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Jo on July 21, 1998; he was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Griffith Bridge; one brother, Fred Hosler; one step-brother, Peter Bridge; and one grandson, Gregory Hosler Wilson. A Celebration of Life luncheon honoring Jack and his life is 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club, 11836 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, (IN 46814) or to The Hearth at Sycamore Village, 611 West County Line Rd., Fort Wayne, (IN 46814). Online condolences may be sent to: mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 25, 2013