Archie Hosner


Archie Hosner, 82, of Brainerd, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center. A Celebration of Archie’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Nelson – Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd. Pastor Steve Benson will officiate. Interment will take place at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

Archie LeRoy Hosner was born October 6, 1938, in Verndale, the son of Earl and Mary (Simms) Hosner. He grew up in Verndale and attended Verndale High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1960 and was stationed in Hawaii. Arched was united in marriage to Dorothy Truesdell on May 15, 1979, in Brainerd, MN.

Archie retired from the Crow Wing County Highway Department in 2003 as Senior Building Maintenance Technician. He enjoyed woodworking and even built his and Dorothy’s home as well as most of their furniture.

Archie is survived by his wife of 42 wonderful years, Dorothy; sister, Irene Kastanek; sister-in-law, Wanetta Truesdell; brother-in-law, Jack Truesdell; children from his previous marriage, Darlys, Deanna, Darlene, and Michael; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary; brothers-in-law, Robert Kastanek, Bill Truesdell, Emmett Truesdell, and Kenneth Truesdell; and sisters-in-law, Beth Sellnow, Gloria Truesdell, and Joan Truesdell. Nelson – Doran Funeral Home 218.829.4755

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