Robert M. Hosto


Robert M. Hosto, age 80 of Alhambra, IL, died Friday, December 18, 2015, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL.

He was born December 18, 1935, in Highland, IL, the son of Milton and Freida (nee Wegman) Hosto.

On November 22, 1955, he married Ruth Marie Suhre who survives.

He was a member of Highland Hope United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Madison County Farm Bureau.

Bob was born in Highland but grew up north of Alhambra on the family farm, that has been in his family since 1889. He attended Gehrig School and graduated from Highland High School in 1953. He attended Indiana Institute of Technology at Fort Wayne, where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had worked at Emerson Electric in Washington Park, IL, Basler Electric in Highland, IL and Kaiser Chemical in Alhambra, IL. He devoted all his time to farming in the late 1970’s. He retired in 2000. He moved to Hitz Home in Alhambra in April of 2015. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to County Fairs to show cattle, he liked making crafts, wood working, his garden, and antiquing with his wife. He served from 1974 to 1993 on the Highland Community School Board. He also served as Treasurer on the Alhambra Ambulance District and Alhambra Fire District for 20 years. He was a former member of Salem United Church of Christ and served as Council Member and Sunday School Teacher.

Survivors include:
Wife – Ruth M. Hosto, nee Suhre, Alhambra, IL
Son – Mark R. (Brenda) Hosto, Alhambra, IL
Daughter – Terri L. Hosto, Brentwood, MO
Daughter – Kim A. (Alex) Shimkus, Grayslake, IL
Grandchild – Andrea L. Hosto, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Robert R. Hosto, Alhambra, IL
Sister – JoAnn (James) Kijewski, Lansing, IL
Sister – Betty J. (Olin) Zweck, New Douglas, IL

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Milton J. Hosto died 5/30/1996
Mother – Freida H. Hosto, nee Wegman died 6/26/1994

Arrangements are being handled by Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Highland Hope United Methodist Church in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Highland Hope United Methodist Church in Highland, IL, with Rev. Dr. Beverly Wilkes Null, officiating.

Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Hope United Methodist Church; Alhambra Fire Protection District; Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center – Washington University School of Medicine.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249

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