Robert L. Hossle (1929 - 2018)

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Robert L. Hossle, the son of Harold and Ferne (Smith) Hossle was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Red Oak. He passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak, at the age of 88 years, eight months and 14 days.
Robert was raised in the Emerson area and graduated from Emerson High School in 1947. He began farming for himself, along with helping farm for the McGrew and Douglas families. Robert was united in marriage to Lois A. Carlson on Dec. 31, 1949, in Red Oak. They made their home on a farm east of Emerson in 1947, where Robert continued to reside until his death. Robert was a farmer through and through, he grew row crop, raised cattle and milk cows and sold seed corn for several companies during his career. He was out daily, even up to last week, checking his crops and land. One year, he and his son put up 18,000 small square bales in just six and a half days. Robert was a devoted "red tractor" farmer, and enjoyed restoring old Internationals. Over the years, he enjoyed gardening every summer and was proud of the watermelons and cantaloupes they grew. Robert also loved raising St. Bernard dogs. His current dog, Duke, was his devoted buddy. Following the death of Lois in 2007, he married Betty Bergren Porter King on May 25, 2010, in Red Oak. They enjoyed taking bus trips to many locations in Iowa and other states, playing Bingo and visiting the Senior Citizens Center. Robert was a past 4-H leader, Montgomery County Fair Board member, Montgomery County Farm Bureau Board member and present member of the Emerson Methodist Church. Robert loved spending time with his family and going to all their special events.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois on May 1, 2007; brothers-in-law: Glen Carlson, Darl Carlson, Lynn Carlson and Duane Porter; and sisters-in-law: Carolyn Carlson, Frances Carlson, Betty Carlson and Marilyn Carlson.
Robert is survived by his wife, Betty Hossle of Emerson; children: Judy (Bob) Krueger of Glenwood; Linda (John) Gambuto of Reno, Nev.; Joe (Jody) Hossle of Emerson; Mike (Jamie) Hossle of Emerson; Sandra (Cliff) Fleming of Winchester, Calif.; Lori (Donnie) Jones of Emerson; Dennis Porter of Rogers, Ark., Allen (Jackie) Porter of Red Oak; and Nancy (Rick) Nelson of Elliott; 15 grandchildren: Brian Krueger, Scott (Jennifer) Krueger, Melanie (Chris) Heliotes, Mandy (James) Metcalf, Marla Gambuto, Justin (Michele) Hossle, Jenni (Kyle) Edwards, Jamie (Edward) Huff, Nathan (Brittany) Hossle, Megan Hossle, Daniel (Alysha Coleman) Fleming, Jared (Carrie) Jones, Murphy, Cami and Lindsey Porter; great-grandchildren: Abbi and Maverick Krueger, Cole McKinley, Angela and Corbin Heliotes, Ryan and Connor Metcalf, Aaron Hossle, McCartney and Josie Edwards, Jameson and Alexander Huff, Ella Hossle, Wesley Fleming, Cole and Danielle Jones; brother, Max (Gwen) Hossle of Red Oak; sister, Dorothy Porter of Essex; and brother-in-law, Dale Carlson of Red Oak; nieces, nephews, along with other relatives and many friends.
May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Emerson Methodist Church with Rev. Denise Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Emerson Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Emerson Methodist Church or Emerson Fire Association.
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Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Sept. 5, 2018
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