Lt. Eric M. Hosette

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Lt. Eric M. Hosette

June 22, 1985 - January 05, 2019

Lt. Eric M. Hosette Lt. Eric M. Hosette, 33, of Charlotte, made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on Saturday, January 5, 2019.
A public visitation will be from 2:00-8:00pm, Friday, January 11, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church - Clinton. Services for the community to honor his life will be held at 11:30am, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Riverview Park Bandshell - Clinton. Private family burial service will be held at the Rossiter Cemetery rural Charlotte following the service. Serving as pallbearers will be his fellow brothers of the Clinton Fire Department. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Charlotte Fire Department. Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory is honored to serve Lt. Hosettes family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at
Eric Michael Hosette was born on June 22, 1985 in Clinton, Iowa, the son of William and Gail (Grimm) Hosette. He was a 2003 graduate of Camanche High School. He later attended the Trinity School of Nursing for paramedic certification.
Erics lifelong dream was to be a firefighter and started as a volunteer with the Camanche Fire Department. He joined the Clinton Fire Department on September 17, 2006 and recently was promoted Lieutenant on August 25, 2017. He was also the current Fire Chief of the Charlotte Fire Department.
Eric married Kellene Kelly Mohr on September 25, 2010 in Clinton. They have one daughter: Addalyn who was the apple of his eye. He enjoyed working and restoring antique tractors and was a member of the Midwest Old Threshers.
Eric is survived by his wife: Kelly of Charlotte; his daughter: Addalyn at home; his parents: Bill and Gail Hosette of Camanche; his brother: Todd (Casey) Hosette of Camanche; his maternal grandmother: Arlene Grimm of Charlotte; his father and mother-in-law: Kenny & Shelly Mohr of Fulton, Illinois; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Eric was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family to a fund established at Clinton National Bank.
Lt. Hosette will forever be remembered as a true hero who answered his final call doing what he loved to do and knew that his fellow firefighters would be ready to take it from here.
Published on January 8, 2019
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Larry Stone
Jan 21, 2019
My deepest condolences on your loss. It was 25 years ago this month that Clinton lost another hero. The sorry fades but the memories never do.
Melissa Kasemeier
Jan 21, 2019
My deepest condolences go out to Eric’s family. I was surprised to hear his name on our news in Waterloo, IA. I taught Eric math in 1999 in Camanche. I remember he was such a nice kid. My heart broke when I heard what happened.
Yvette Hosette Easter
Jan 12, 2019
Eric I am so sorry of your passing so early in life. I am praying for wife & beautiful daughter will make it through this. I know your dad & mom will help them through this tragedy. Till we meet again in heaven Eric. I love you
Pastor Jim Machen
Jan 12, 2019
Love And Prayers ForAll Of You As A Family .
May The God Of All Comfort Jesus Our Lord
Embrace You .
Special Prayer And A Love Offering Will Be Shared At The Church Of The Open Door This Sunday !
Loretta Arnold
Jan 11, 2019
I remember all of the firefighters coming to help me and a lot of people. He will be missed
Larry & Pam Snodgrass & Family
Jan 11, 2019
Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.
Jody Wenzel
Jan 10, 2019
My heart goes out to your family. Love and prayers to all of you.
Dan Cady
Jan 09, 2019
Sue and Rick Roggendorf
Jan 09, 2019
To the Hosette family, Kelly and Adalynne,

Our heartfelt sympathies to the Hosette family. Remembering the Camanche Fire Department for the ever loving pancake Sunday at the close of Camanche Days. We saw this young man waiting on tables making sure we had everything we all needed.

Eric wearing his uniform and so proud looking. I knew this young man would be a great firefighter.

Just look at all Eric accomplished. Such an inspiration to all.

Again, our prayers and support from our family to yours.

Sue and Rick Roggendorf
Arnette Hosette Ball
Jan 09, 2019
My dearest Bill, Gail, Kelly & Addalyn, my heart, thoughts, & prayers go out to each of you. There are no words I can say to make the last 5 days or weeks ahead any easier, but know we all share in your sadness & are here for you, family, friends, & many others. But most of all remember God is with you & holds Eric in Hiis arms. Sincerest sympathy & blessings to all family, firefighters, & friends. I love you all.
Tammy and Douglas Bengston
Jan 09, 2019
Please accept our Deepest
Condolences to the family .
May God walk beside you all as you begin to heal..
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you....🙏🏻🙏🏻
Larry and Val Bruggenwirth
Jan 09, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the families.
Shirley Holm (Rosebud)
Jan 08, 2019
I never knew Eric, but worked many years with his father (Bill) at Blue Ridge Paper. The family is such an asset to all that know any of them and add tremendous value to our lives. My heart and prayers are with each of them. I pray the family can take solace in knowing Erics memory will forever live through the hearts of those that he has touched and through the hearts of those that never got the honor to know him yet. You will be missed and I look forward to the day I can sit by his side and recall the memories I shared with his family. We will definately have some laughs.
Sally Schroeder
Jan 08, 2019
Even though I did not know Eric, I wanted to extend my sympathies to his family! My heart aches for you and my thoughts and prayers are with you! Please take some small comfort that many people will hold his memory in their hearts for the ultimate sacrifice he made.
Sally Freudenberg Weis
Jan 08, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Greg and chris baker
Jan 08, 2019
We didn’t know Eric but had to send a message to him and his family. Our hearts are broken and yet so proud. I never thought I could save someone else other then family in my lifetime but I no I can now. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all from the bottom of our ♥️
Aimi McConohy-Nelson
Jan 08, 2019
Thank you so much for your humble, selfless service to our communities! Our world needs more like you! Our prayers are with your family and Adams; and all your and sisters in arms with the departments! Sincerely, The McConohy-Nelson’s 🙏❤️
Wally Burke
Jan 08, 2019
My condolences and prayers to the Hosette family. I am sorry for your loss.
Marge Dill
Jan 08, 2019
A wonderful young man who gave his life too early. What a great neighbor. Love to you all at this time.
Pam Otto
Jan 08, 2019
I am so sorry to the family. Praying for the family.
Misty (Reedy) Cox
Jan 08, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for your family
Steve Schmitt
Jan 08, 2019
I am truely sorry for the loss of such a young unsung hero Lt Hosette. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.