William Dale Hosack (March 28, 2020)

Bill Hosack photoJuly 31, 1953 ~ March 28, 2020

~ A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date ~

Wife – Carmen Hosack of Harlan, IA
4 Children – Katie (Andrew) Sandquist of Harlan, IA
Tom (Sarah) of Des Moines, IA
David (Annie) of Des Moines, IA
Jenny (Dillan) Hamilton of Avoca, IA
1 Sister – Mary (Ron) Lisec of Wichita Falls, TX
6 Grandchildren – Nathan Sandquist
William Sandquist
Timothy Sandquist
Evelyn Hosack
Lucy Hosack
Vaeda Hamilton
Other Relatives & Friends

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12 Responses to William Dale Hosack (March 28, 2020)

  1. Kimbrook Tennal says:

    My name is Kim Tennal. I played football with Bill at Peru. Once when we were playing at Maryville Missouri he forgot to bring a padlock to lock up his valuables while we were out on the field. He asked if he could put his stuff in my locker. He wanted to know my combination in case I got hurt. I told him that I never get hurt and even if I did I would still remember my combination. Well I got my bell rung and they ended up cutting the padlock off because I didn’t believe that the padlock was mine. Bill was a good teammate. I am so sorry he lost his battle with cancer. I have been through the same battle and am the same age as Bill. He was a very successful coach I see which doesn’t surprise me. I have been very successful as a coach too, but I am sure he would be surprised if he knew my success was in volleyball and girls basketball as well as track. I recently moved to Iowa and just happened to see his obituary when surfing the net. Like most of us on the football team we all liked Bill. Remember there would not be the sorrow if there had not been the joy. Remember the joy he brought into all your lives. Coach Tennal

  2. Mary Jo Lorenz says:

    Carmen and family, My deepest sympathies for your loss. I was in Bill’s High school class and saw him last at our Ten year reunion. It was a shock to hear of his passing. I remember his humor and kindness. Such a great loss. But I was thrilled to read about the man he became and the effect and influence he had on people’s lives. You all must be very proud of the life he lived. We should all hope to do as well.

  3. David Knoell says:

    Bill, you taught me to endure, to persevere, and to never give up. Like you, I was never the biggest person in the room or on the field of play, but because of you I knew I could be just as strong, and just as tough as anyone else. Your strength was also in your sensitivity. You talked me through tough times with such compassion and heart. For years, I sat behind you in church, and I remember the way you would always put your arm around Carmen during the service. You were an outstanding model of a human being, Bill. God bless your family during this time.

  4. Paul Schechinger says:

    Coach Hosack was my football coach and friend. He was one of the most passionate people I have ever known. Everything he did, he did it to the fullest. He will be greatly missed.

  5. Russ Gallinger says:

    Bill and I coached approximately 500 football games together, played softball together, hunted coons together, hunted pheasants together, fished multiple places together, taught drivers ed together and raised our kids together. Carmen,Kate,Tom,David and Jen lost one hell of a dad and husband, many of us lost a great friend. I hope he is sitting on a pond dam with his dad and brother Jim catching lots of fish and reminiscing.

  6. Robert A. Beaver says:

    I am a friend of Bill’s from college days at Peru State. I was so impressed with his positive outlook during the duration of his cancer fight. He knew it was serious but he still lived life to the fullest. His humor never waned. He was the same Bill we’ve always known. My condolences to Carmen and his daughters and sons. Bill will be talked about forever!

  7. Vickie Adams says:

    Carmen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My knowing Bill goes back to being a Peru State Bobcat. Our circle of friends have many wonderful memories with Bill. You, your family and community have my condolences. Rest in peace, Bill.

  8. Denny O’Grady says:

    I was a sportswriter in Carroll from 1971 to April 30 2001. Bill was one of the nicest guys I ever met! He was always fun to talk to and I admired him and his coaching! So sorry and God bless him and hids family! He won’t be forgotten!

  9. Gordon and Kathy von Ahsen says:

    Carmen and family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. I remember so well the last 3 times that Bill and I had a good conversation and how light hearted and fun those memories will always be and stay with me. This community will miss him dearly. He was one of the best guys anyone could ever meet. I still remember the first time, when he brought the kids to our house for halloween, they were very young, and we got out first glimpse of a track star – to which Bill gave me the dickens. Ask Katie, she will tell you. He was always so much fun to be with, and I will cherish the memories of the after football game films. God bless you all. Gordon & Kathy von Ahsen

  10. Chuck Matthews says:

    Carmen and family we are so sorry for loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Chuck and Cindy Matthews

  11. Dan Leinen says:

    Carmen and Family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. Bill was one of the most dedicated coaches I knew. He was an avid outdoorsman and always the life of any party. He brought joy to all who knew him. He was truly a great friend and will be dearly missed.

  12. Bruce Henderson says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers in this tough time. When I think of Bill, I have a smile on my face. He was a rival coach, a respected colleague, and most of all a close friend. I will miss seeing him at track meets. Bruce Henderson – Atlantic

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