Allan Hosier 87, Springfield, died Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Mercy Villa. Allan was born February 23, 1927 north of Edison, Nebraska, and he grew up on Sand Hill Ranches in southwestern Nebraska. He graduated high school at Grant, NB. in 1944.
He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard at 17 years of age and took boot camp in Brooklyn, N.Y. He then was on a Destroyer Escort, escorting convoys to Europe. He then went to the South Pacific and was standing by to invade Japan, when they surrendered. His troup disarmed and occupied the islands of Kusaie and Ponope. Allan was discharged in May, 1945 after decomissioning his ship in Florida, with a rank of gunners mate, 3rd class.
Allan attended and graduated the National LP gas institute in Tulsa, OK. In 1948, he married Bernice Witt, and to this union two daughters were born: Beverly and Shirley. That union ended in divorce in 1968. In 1953 Allan and his family bought and moved to a farm at Louisburg, MO which he owned until 2003. In the 1950's he served as 4-H leader, served on the Dallas county 4-H board and the Dallas county U.S. Agriculture Board. In 1959 his family received the Dallas county Farm Achievement Award, presented by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. In 1960 his family was presented The Dallas County Family of the Year Award, by the govenor of Missouri.
In 1961, Allan joined the Carpenters and Millwright local union 978. He helped build the biggest building in Springfield, and did a lot of electric turbine work. He was treasuer of that union for 20 years. In 1962, he was saved at the Louisburg Christian Church.
In January, 1971 Allan married the love of his life Lorene (Wieland) Phillips. They traveled the U.S. and the world extensivly. They remained very active in the 4-H , VFW, Springfield Victory Mission and various social groups, wining many awards.
Very sadly Lorene died after a short battle with brain cancer May 27, 2011. Allan remembered her as the greatest woman that ever lived, and he remained very active in there social and charity groups. He was also preceded in death by his brother Norman Hosier. Survivors include his two daughters: Beverly Delcour and Shirley Hoiser, two step-sons: Mike and Karl Phillips, 4-step-grandchildren and 4-step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with visitation an hour before from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
Greenlawn Funeral Home North - Springfield
3506 North National Springfield, MO 65803
Published in the News-Leader on Aug. 10, 2014