James Hosch

James L. Hosch, 71, of New Albin died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services were held Saturday, November 1 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin with Fr. John Moser officiating. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.
James Leon Hosch was born August 6, 1943 in Davenport, the son of Leon Harold and Vivian (Wylie) Hosch. He graduated from St. George High School in Lansing. From 1964-66, Jim served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.
In July 1969, Jim married Sandra Rissman at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Albin. He bought and operated the Lee Aluminum Foundry and Manufacturing from his dad and also ran Hosch Marine Sales in New Albin.
Jim was a member of the American Legion in La Crescent, MN and was a fireman in the New Albin Fire Department for 30 years. He enjoyed going hunting and fishing, riding his scooter, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife, Sandy, of New Albin; his five children, Daryl Hosch of Minneapolis, MN, Kristie (Brad) Reierson of Elgin, Jim (Kathy) Hosch of New Albin, Nikki Konkel of Caledonia, MN and Brent Hosch of New Albin; and six grandchildren, Kelsey, Kalli and Cole Konkel, Ashley and Blake Reierson and Jersey Hosch.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father- and mother-in-law, Hank and Bette Rissman; and a brother-in-law, Donnie Rissman.
Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.