Mass of Christian Burial: Will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena with burial in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Massena. A luncheon will be held at the church following the services at the cemetery. Father James Ahenkora and Philip Bempong will officiate the service.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Tuesday evening, December 3, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena.
Prayer Service: Will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at the St. Patrcik’s Catholic Church in Massena.
Memorials: Memorials may be directed the Gene Hosfelt memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Gene George Hosfelt was born January 4, 1937, the son of George William and Velma Marie (DeVore) Hosfelt in Atlantic, Iowa. He passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic at the age of 82.
Gene was raised on a farm near Massena and graduated from Massena High School in 1955. After graduation he attended Iowa State University for a year. Gene then took a job in Des Moines with Wonder Bread Company driving a bread truck. His love for farming brought him home to Massena and spent the rest of his life on a farm southwest of town. Upon “retirement” Gene took a job at the Massena Livestock Auction hauling livestock. He was united in marriage to his High School sweetheart Shirley Devine on February 10, 1958 in the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Des Moines. They were blessed with four children: Brenda, Michael, Christina and William.
Gene served as President of the Little Britches Rodeo, Massena Telephone Company board member, Cumberland Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, St. Patrick’s Parish Council, Co-op board member, and a 4-H Leader.
Gene's hobbies were taking family vacations to The Lake of the Ozarks, boating, and chasing his kids and grandkids to every sporting event they were involved in. He loved spending time with friends at Birthday Club, Dancing, and morning Coffee Crowd at Main St. Bar and Grill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Charles and Helen (Cullen) Devine; and sister-in-law, Marian Devine.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hosfelt of Massena; four children, Brenda Hosfelt of LaVista, Nebraska, Michael Hosfelt (Mary) of Massena, Christina Carothers (Alan) of Lincoln, Nebraska and William Hosfelt (Angela) of Massena, sister-in-law Donna Martin (Ron) of Greenfield. Grandchildren: Catherine Miles (Gabe), Sarah Shenefelt (Colton), Mallory Carothers, Will Erickson (Tara), Spenser Erickson (Anna), Alicia Hosfelt, Keagan Hosfelt and friend Stephanie, Nate Hosfelt, Nicholas Williams, Shawna Williams; Great Grandchildren: Kaleb and Kameron Erickson and Charlotte Miles; other relatives and friends.