Ronald R. Hoscheid, age 62 of St. James lost his brave six month battle with pancreatic cancer on August 4, 2012 at his home, surrounded by family. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at St. James Catholic Church in St. James with Fr. Thien Nguyen as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, St. James. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
Ronald Robert was born to Frank and Sylvia (Christianson) Hoscheid on October 8, 1949 in St. James. A Class of '67 St. James High School graduate, Ron married Nancy (Stoesz) on August 1, 1970 at St. James Catholic Church. Last week they celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. They were blessed with two daughters: Stephanie, whom they adopted in 1976 and Stacie who was born in 1978. Over the years, Ronald farmed, drove semi-tractor trailers and did concessions at county and state fairs for many years. He had a deep passion for his faith and was honored to be a 4th degree Knights of Columbus member. He was an active member at his church including helping at funeral luncheons. Ron's family was everything to him, especially his seven grandchildren. He enjoyed showing them his love and support by going to their extracurricular and sporting events. He also enjoyed playing cards, throwing dice, working crossword puzzles, fishing and hunting.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Nancy;daughters, Steph Hoscheid and Stacie (Matt) Sykes, all of St. James; grandchildren, Dillan and Damian Hutchins and Lucas Hoscheid, and Logan, Chelsea, Noah, and Payton Sykes, all of St. James; brother, Gary (Judy) Hoscheid, Pierre, S.D., aunt, Clara Schenk of Butterfield, several nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Norman Hoscheid; and several aunts and uncles.