William N. ‘Bill’ Hoskins

Sept. 7, 1943 – July 3, 2013

William N. “Bill” Hoskins of Waukesha passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the age of 69.

He was born Sept. 7, 1943, in Olympia, Wash., the son of John and Mildred Hoskins.

Bill married the love of his life, Ruby Self, on March 5, 1968. He was a proud United States Army veteran and he served three years in the Army Corps of Engineers, finishing as a first lieutenant with a year in South Vietnam. Bill was a professional licensed engineer, graduating with a master’s degree in mining engineering. Beginning in 2008, he was a member of the All-Writers’ Workplace & Workshop of Waukesha, developing his writing skills. Bill enjoyed photography, golf, fishing and most of all spending time with his family.

Bill will be sadly missed by his wife, Ruby Hoskins; children, Nathan Hoskins of Waukesha and Elizabeth Hoskins of Waukesha; sisters, Gretchen Hoskins of California and DeEtte (Jeff) Huelse of Idaho; stepmother, Artys Hoskins of Idaho; sisters-in-law, Wanda (Wayne) Neilsen, Sharon (Hubert) Lambert and Marie (Gary) Ward; and brother-in-law, Glen (Nancy) Self. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters- in-law, Betty Ann Self and Virginia Redding and her husband, Lonnie Redding.

The services for Bill will be private at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Union Grove.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.