Arthur “Art” F. Hosking Jr., age 72, of Neillsville, WI died Monday June 29, 2020 at his home.
Arthur Fred Hosking Jr., was born on Aug 10, 1947 in the Bronx, New York, son of Arthur Fred Hosking Sr. and Domenica Mary (Angelastro) Hosking. He attended school in the Bronx, New York. He served in the United States Navy from March 18, 1965 till March 17, 1971. He is a Veteran of Foreign wars having served our country in Vietnam. Art took a steamfitter apprenticeship Local 638 UA, after serving in the Navy. He was a New York City firefighter. He completed his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1977. He worked for IBM as a water chemist from 1977 to 1984 before he moved to Wisconsin. He relied on his steamfitter skills from 1984 for the Veteran’s Administration and Local 601 UA until his retirement in 2007. Art was united in marriage on July 30, 1991 to Nancy (Gurney) Stelter in Milwaukee, WI. Art enjoyed spending time with his family, blacksmithing, camping, cooking, fishing and conversation.
He survived by his wife, Nancy of Neillsville, 2 step-children, Frederick (Cherie) Stelter II of Milwaukee and Jeffrey (fiancé Cheryl Meihak) Stelter of Neillsville, 4 grandchildren, April Lisiak of CA, Rhiannon Stelter of Milwaukee, Scott Stelter of Neillsville and Donovan Stelter of Plover, WI. He is also survived by 3 siblings, Kim (Gerard) Duiker of CA, Victor Hosking of AZ and David (Marian) Hosking of New York and many nieces and nephews.
Art was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service for Art will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, August 10, 2020 at the Neillsville American Legion. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., also at the American Legion. Military Rites will be accorded by the Neillsville Veteran’s Council.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Art’s family with funeral arrangements.