David Daniel Hosemann, 74, died Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Auburn, AL following an extended illness.
He was born May 3, 1944 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. David was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. Enlisting in the United States Army, he went to officer candidate school following graduation. He was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He was a recipient of several awards, including a Bronze Star. Upon his retirement after twenty years of service, he taught school for five years in the Auburn City School system. A volunteer at church, he spent time with the AU student organization and helped wherever needed. He will be remembered for his dry wit and commanding presence. Always willing to listen, and never short on advice, he was loved by many. He loved his family, God, and his country…and watching the Atlanta Braves often through his eyelids.
Mr. Hosemann was preceded in death by his parents, Marcell Hosemann and Irene Moore Hosemann; his brothers: Patrick (Thelma) and Lawrence (Shirley); and his sisters: Carole Anne Cerro (Efrain) and Marcia Irene Beasley (Lester).
Graveside services for David will be held Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm CST, at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, 553 Hwy. Msrg. Bill Skonecki will officiate.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susan; daughters, Amy Dodd and Julia Kennedy (Steve), and son, Mark (Alana). Also, by his grandchildren are Catherine, Sophia, Steve Jr., Gabriel, Annalee, and Evelyn. He had numerous nieces and nephews.
The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers. Daddy wasn’t big on flowers and would suggest memorial may be directed to: St. Vincent DePaul Society, Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic, 1100 North College St., Auburn, AL 36830 to provide food for the needy. See John 21:17
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home is directing.
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