Keith Lloyd Hoskins (1987 - 2017)

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INDEPENDENCE – Keith Lloyd Hoskins, 29, of Eugene, Ore. and formerly of Independence, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Eugene, Ore.
Keith was born on November 9, 1987, in Rock Island, Ill., the son of James F Hoskins and Dawn Hillman. He attended the St. John's Catholic Schools from 1990 – 2002, and graduated from the Independence High School with the class of 2006. He attended the University of Northern Iowa until he transferred to the University of Oregon, where he studied Film Production. He recently earned his Detective License.
He was a member of the SAE (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) fraternity while at UNI, and the National Honor Society while in High School. He enjoyed playing football, wrestling, baseball, and was a self-taught guitar player. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, and had an infectious personality, which everyone loved.
Keith is survived by his father, James Hoskins, Independence; his mother Dawn Hillman, Rock Island, Ill.; a sister, Lacie Kennett, Waterloo; a niece, Ella; a nephew, Ryder; his paternal grandmother, Roberta Hoskins, Independence; and many aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends. Also surviving is a special friend, Liz DeVare; and his best friend, Max his dog.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Lloyd Hoskins; his great grandparents, Frank and Louise Karsten; and his uncle, Michael Eddy.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, with Sharon Bainbridge officiating.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from May 4 to May 10, 2017