James T. Hosking, age 77, of Madison, passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. He was born on Feb. 9, 1939, in Ironwood, Mich., the son of Clayton and Martha (Panich) Hosking.
James proudly served in the U.S. Marines from 1958 through 1963. James served as a Generals driver during a portion of his honorable service. He enjoyed boating, NASCAR and riding his Harley.
James is survived by children, Scott (Julie) and Michele (Ed) Detmer; grandchildren, Sam, Colton, Logan, Wyatt and Dylan; mother of his children, Nancy Coffey; brothers, Don (Susie), Dave (Wilma), Dale (Jeanne), John and Brian Hosking; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; significant other, Sue Mathison; and two brothers, Bob and Rick; and step-mother, Mary.
A memorial gathering will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Burial with military honors will be held at HIGHLAND MEMORY GARDENS, 3054 Cty Rd. BB, Madison, at 3 p.m., following the gathering on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, www. Dav.org/donate. The family would like to thank the staff at New Glarus Home for their patience and compassionate care. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.