Lee Hoskins of Kimball died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at his home. He was 74.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Church of Christ in Kimball. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, both at the church. Burial will occur at a later date in the Memorial Garden at the Hoskins’ family farm.
Lee Clay Hoskins was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Lester Prairie to Leo and Thelma (Larson) Hoskins. He graduated from Kimball High School with the class of 1957. Lee furthered his education with two Bachelor of Science degrees, one from the University of Minnesota and the other from St. Cloud State University. Lee was married Sept. 28, 1963, to Bonnie Pearson at the Kimball Church of Christ. Lee served his country in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Captain in 1982. After his military service, he worked as an office manager for an insurance company and also worked for the U.S. Postal Service.
Lee was a member of the Kimball Church of Christ where he was an Elder, teacher, and leader. He was also a member of Toastmasters, Restoration Forums, the Military Officers Association, and worked with multiple church plants around the world. Lee loved studying and teaching the Bible, building the Hoskins Dome Home, telling jokes, traveling, watching westerns and collecting coins. He also enjoyed Farkle, Marbles and Jokers, and Monopoly with family and friends.
Lee is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Thelma; sister Doris Capes; brother David; and grandson Christian.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie of Kimball; Children and their spouses Becky (and Jay) Moldenhauer of Roseville, Alana (and Tom) Kopp of Litchfield, Ariz., Laurance (and Molly) of DeRidder, La., and Lewis (and Elizabeth) of Zumbro Falls; 10 grandchildren Jonathon, Leisha, and Marcus (and Brittany) Weyhrauch, Caleb and Stephen Kopp, Mercedes, Lucas, Leilani, Lantz, and Liberty Hoskins; and two great-grandchildren Alexus and Bentley Weyhrauch.
Military Honors will be provided by the 934th/133rd U.S. Air Force Base Honor Guard and the Kimball American Legion Post 261 Honor Guard. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the charity of the donor’s choice.