Neal J. Hoskin Sr. East Leroy Neal J. Hoskin Sr. age 73 of East Leroy passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012 peacefully in the presence of his family at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. He was born in Galesburg, MI to DeNise and Alice Marie (Allen) Hoskin. He attended Climax High School. He was employed at Enquirer News from 1956 to 1959. He then went to Post Cereal where he retired after 35 years of service in 1993. He enjoyed everything to do with his farm, he was a volunteer member of the Leroy Township Fire Department, he was a member of the Post 25 year club, and he and his wife were foster parents for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Bettie J. (Root) Hoskin of East Leroy, MI; children, Neal J. Hoskin Jr. of East Leroy, MI, Theresa Gonzales of Galesburg, MI, Robert Gwillim of Battle Creek, MI, James Gwillim of Battle Creek, Tamera (Steve) Holter of Racine, WI, and Fran Gwillim of Battle Creek; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; two sisters, JoAnn (Bus) Cheyne from East Leroy, MI, and Juanita (Sandy) Sandoval, of Battle Creek, MI. He was also survived by a loving caretaker, Kristina Cusimano. Neal was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, LeElla Moore, and his twin sister, Neta Ramsdell. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 4 to 6 pm at Spencer Family Funeral Home in Athens, and then Wednesday, October 3rd, there will be a visitation at the North Athens Baptist Church at 12 noon, followed by Funeral Services at 1 pm with Pastor Noah Miller officiating. Interment at North Athens Cemetery. Donations may be directed to the North Athens Baptist Church. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. www.spencerfamilyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Oct. 1, 2012