Richard W. Hoston

Aug. 28, 1955 – Dec. 26, 2010

Mr. Richard W. Hoston, 55, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at his home in Waukesha. Formerly of Gary, Ind., he was born Aug. 28, 1955, to Robert L. and Martha (Ross) Hoston.

Richard, often referred to as "Ricky," gained the rank of sergeant for his service in the U.S. Air Force. He later worked at Inland Steel for 15 years until an early retirement. Richard Hoston was preceded in death by his loving parents, Robert and Martha; and also by four of his siblings, Eugene Hoston, Frederick Cornelius Hoston, Tanya Elizabeth Hoston-Davis and Margaret Rose Hoston-Fountain. He is survived by his son, Richard W. Wilson; one brother, Robert L. Hoston; two sisters, Deborah J. Hoston-Frazier and Paula L. Hoston-Howell; 12 nieces and nephews, Ava, Wonda, Ronda, Alphie, Erika, Anthony, Paula, Crystal, Kelly, Kassy, Kenneth and Zachary; also a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and other loved ones. Mr. Hoston will also be missed and mourned by his best friend, George Ljaschenko, and his many fine friends from Dave’s Restaurant, Waukesha, Gary, Los Angeles and other locales.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Jan. 2, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue Monday, Jan. 3, at Guy and Allen Funeral Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave., Gary, IN 26404, with viewing beginning at 1 p.m. and funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Hobart, Ind.

If desired, memorials may be made to the family.

For further information, please contact Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.

Richard was a great man, and he would have been the first to say so. Richard was a kind and gentle spirit, whom will be sorely missed by his bereaved family and friends. May God be gentle, and embrace his precious soul.