MARLIN LEE HOSLER
July 15, 1933 – January 18, 2021
ELKHART- Marlin Lee Hosler, 87, of Elkhart, died Monday January 18, 2021 at the Center for Hospice Care in Mishawaka. He was born July 15, 1933 in Elkhart, Indiana to David Ernest and Mary Jane (Sample) Hosler.
On December 15, 1962 in Elkhart, he married E. Marie (Ritchie) Stewart. She survives along with his 2 children, Rick (Ann) Hosler of Elkhart and Kelly (Craig) Kantz of Cassopolis, MI; 3 grandchildren, Jason (Lisa) Hosler of Middlebury, Jeremy Hosler and Kelsey Kantz both of Elkhart, and several great grandchildren. Also many special nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved and several special in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, George M., and David Hosler Jr., and 2 sisters, Delores Keyser Hudson, and Mary Virginia Thompson. In 1965 Marlin adopted Marie’s daughter Lori and she passed away in 2013.
Marlin graduated from Elkhart High School on June 9, 1952. He worked for NIBCO, Keene Machine in Middlebury and in 1957 he started working at Whitehall Laboratories in Elkhart as a machine mechanic until Whitehall closed in 1991. He then worked at Bank One in Elkhart as a security guard.
Marlin was a member of the Executive Board of the Union Local # 7515 of the A.F.L. He also was active in the Osolo Little League, where he was the vice president of the minor and senior leagues and in 1970 was elected to be president of the league. Marlin played softball and basketball for the Albright United Methodist Church League and was Santa to many children in Elkhart. For many years he belonged to a comedy group called Impossible Productions with several wonderful friends. They would put on shows for retiring friends, and fund raising benefits. He enjoyed spending time (years) researching his family genealogy. Marlin was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In keeping with Marlin’s wishes cremation will take place and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home is entrusted with his care. Memorial contributions may be given to the Osolo Little League or the Center for Hospice Care.
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