Craig S. Hoskinson, age 59, of Bellevue, Neb., passed away Nov. 20, 2012, at the Josie Harper Hospice House, Omaha, Neb. Craig was born May 2, 1953, to Joan and Allen (Jack) Hoskinson Jr in Corning, Iowa. Craig was raised and attended school in the Prescott, Iowa area, graduating from Prescott High School in 1971. Craig attended Regis University, Iowa State University, North Iowa Area Community College, and Texarkana Community College. On Dec. 23, 1978, Craig was united in marriage to Maureen J. Powell in Stuart, Iowa.
Craig started his career as a general mechanic with Brakke Implement in Mason City, Iowa. He went on to become Shop Foreman /Service Manager with John Deere Agricultural Dealerships with Circle H Implement in Garner, Iowa, Con Mark Industrial Machinery, Texarkana, Arkansas, Butterbrodt Implement in Tama, Iowa and Iowa Implement, Inc. in Lisbon, Iowa. He furthered his agricultural career with farm machinery as a Hay Tool Service Specialist with White-New Idea of Coldwater, Ohio and as a Sales Engineer with New Idea Products, a component of AGCO, Duluth, Geogia.
Craig was a 15 year employee of CLAAS of America, Inc. He started as the Parts and Service Manager in Columbus, Indiana. Craig was transferred to Omaha, Neb. in 2002 where he served as the North American Service Manager. He was a major contributor to the growth of this North American organization.
In addition to his career, Craig S. Hoskinson was President, of Maple Lane Farms, Ltd of Stuart, Iowa. He was also a member of Masonic Fremont Lodge No. 616 of Stanwood, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife Maureen, of Bellevue, Neb.; daughter Audrey of Indianapolis, Ind. (fianc Joshua Starr); mother-in-law Lougene J. Powell of Stuart, Iowa; brothers, Jay (Denese) Hoskinson of Dallas Center, Iowa, Steve (Diane) Hoskinson of Creston, Iowa; sisters, Cynthia (Joe) Wolf of Creston, and Suzanne (Tony) Shebek of Iowa City, Iowa; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Max Powell, brother-in-law Guy Powell, and grandnephew Ashton.
No public services are planned. The family requests donations to the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice in Craig's memory at VNA Hospice, 12565 W Center Rd, STE 100, Omaha, NE 58144. The family welcomes cards and letters. They can be sent to the Craig Hoskinson Family, 705 Jefferson Circle, Bellevue, NE 68005.
Arrangements by Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler
7805 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124