Stanley Harold Hoss, 92, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Cedar Village in Ness City. He was born on Jan. 9, 1927, to Henry and Mary (Fehrenbach) Hoss in Ness County. Stan was the youngest of five children: Agnes Beck, Bernard, George and Jerome.
Stan attended Manteno grade school and graduated from Ness City High School. On Aug. 18, 1947, Stan married Margaret O’Brien. The marriage was blessed with 10 children: Don and wife Rayetta, Peggy Bain, Sandy Reinert and husband David, Cindy Hawkinson and husband Jay, and Hal and wife Wendy, all of Ness City, Mari Ann O’Neill and husband Steve of Brighton, Colo.; Marlinda Henry and husband LD of Ensign; Debbie Mitchell and husband Rusty of Meriden; Tim and wife Rhonda of Pratt; and Janet Dennis and husband Ken of Dighton. Margaret passed away on July 17, 1999.
Stanley married LaVone Dutoit Richardson on Nov. 25, 2000. Stan was a farmer and rancher. He was employed by Cheyenne Oil and the Right Coop in Ness City and he drove buses for USD 303. Stan was the owner of Hoss BBQ.
He was a board member for the United Credit Union for nine years and an active 4-H leader for many years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a third and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Ness City.
Stan is survived by his wife, LaVone; his children, including stepdaughter, Carol Richardson; 29 grandchildren and two step-grandsons; 40 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Lois Shauers and Jane O’Brien; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; his siblings; son-in-law, Ron Depperschmidt; and stepson, Terry Richardson.
Rosary followed by Parish Vigil was held at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City on Sunday, Aug. 25 and the Mass of Christian Burial was on Monday, Aug. 26, at the Sacred Heart Church in Ness City, with burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Sacred Heart School, HorseThief Reservoir or donor’s choice. Memories and words of support may be left for the family at www.fitzgeraldfuneral.com.