Richard A. Hossinger

July 08, 1940 - September 03, 2021

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Thursday, September 09, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Richard A. “Rick” Hossinger, 81, of Story Lake near Ashley died Friday, September 3, 2021, at Parkview DeKalb Hospital in Auburn.

He was born July 8, 1940, in Kendallville to Lester Y. and Jenevie D. (Muesing) Hossinger.

Mr. Hossinger honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He retired as a truck driver for Klink’s Trucking in Ashley.

Rick enjoyed golfing, fishing, flying remote control airplanes, and plowing snow. Grinding out tree stumps earned him the nickname “Stumper”.

Surviving are a son, Leslie (Laurie) Hossinger of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Gary (Denise) Warstler of Houston, Texas; and a stepdaughter, Judy (Brent) Middleton of Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren, Ricky Hossinger, Cassandra “Cassie” Hossinger, Nicholas Hossinger, Megan Hossinger, Stefany Middleton, Keatton Middleton, Adam Middleton, Andy Warstler, Aaron Warstler, and Alyssa Warstler; six great-grandchildren; and a niece, Debbie Hart of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his companion of 44 years, Gisela Warstler; and a sister, Danenne Boyce.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson.

Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville at a later date.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the funeral home for funeral expenses.

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James Loucks
September 8th, 2021 11:31am

Knew Rick for many years , was good friends with my mom and step dad , Herb and Sadie Grate, such a likable and funny man , he will be missed .

John (Jack) Campbell
September 8th, 2021 1:10am
Versailles, Mo.

Knew Rick for many years and have many good memories of times spent together. Prayers to the family.

Deb Boyce
September 8th, 2021 12:46am
Raleigh, NC

Many happy memories with my uncle when I was a little girl. Lots of shared pizzas, jokes, and laughter. Glad I have those memories. I’m sure he’s telling stories in heaven now! I’m glad my son, Michael, got to know and love his Great Uncle. Memories he will cherish forever. And he laughs just like him. ❤️