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Loretta Hoskins, 85, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. She was born on November 15, 1932, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Clara (Nelson) Carlson. Graduate of Lakeview High School. Loretta married Robert "Bob" Hoskins on November 14, 1953 in Iowa. The two of them just celebrated 64 years of marriage. She was a former member of Arlington Free Church and attended First Free Church in Rockford. The driving force in Loretta's life was her love for family and her desire to faithfully serve Jesus Christ. Loretta enjoyed bowling, knitting, crocheting, puzzles and crypto quotes. She loved Facebook. Her children and grandchildren are going to miss her funny comments on Facebook.
Survived by her husband, Bob; children, Nancy (Wayne) Frey of Wheaton, IL, Bill Hoskins of Redondo Beach, CA, Ron Hoskins of Round Rock, TX, and Carol (Chris) Gerardi of Arlington Heights, IL; grandchildren, Ben (Kelly) Frey, Stacie (Greg) Smith, Christie (Kevin) Whiteman, Brittany (Josh) Rodkey, Rebecca and Rachel Hoskins, Troy, Brett and Scott Phillips, Tina Gerardi, Carrie (Juan) Fernandez, Diana Gerardi and Christopher Gerardi; 10 great grandchildren; and sisters, Lorraine Syverson and Linda Janigian. Predeceased by her parents; sisters, Leona Bambach and Lois Tuneberg; and brother, Leonard Carlson.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Fairhaven Chapel, 3470 N. Alpine Rd, Rockford with Pastor Dave Petty officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the chapel prior to the service. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials are made to Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61114 or The Salvation Army Winnebago County, P.O. Box 4159, Rockford, IL 61110.

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  1. Joan Williams

    Having grown up in the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church, Bob and Loretta Hoskins were a couple that you just knew from being around them. What a special couple. I loved seeing pictures of her and Bob on Facebook and will miss her comments as well. See you sometime in the next few years Loretta.

  2. Shirley Moore

    I will always remember Loretta as a kind, loving Christian lady. We were friends for several years in Arkansas at the Mountain Home Bible Church. Looking forward to seeing you again in heaven.

  3. Patty Adams

    Rip Loretta say hi to Lois for me. Will miss you.

  4. Brenda Moore

    Loretta was such a light and joy when she came to actuaries when I worked at Fairhaven. She was a lovely lady and I'm grateful I was her friend

  5. Sandy Nielsen

    She will always be with you, watching from heaven. May the pesce of God be with you.

  6. Jo Pipitone - McCarren

    Prayers for family.

  7. Rick/MaryAnn Bonner

    Sending our sympathy to the family. She was very beautiful and pleasant when we would see her. I was friends with her on FB, and she always had such cute comments. She loved her family so much. My heart is saddened for her family, but rejoicing as she has met her savior. Prayers and blessings to all.

  8. Christie

    When we visited Grandma in the hospital a few weeks ago she proudly showed off her book of crypto quotes that a friend had given her. When I left I gave her a hug and said "See you at Thanksgiving." Little did I know that would be the last hug I gave her.

  9. Cheryl &Ted Lazopoulos

    Sorry to hear about your loss Carol and family. We will try to make the service. Xoxo

  10. Ron Hoskins

    Ah mom!! Kisses to ya!!

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