Myron LeRoy Hosier passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. His death was unexpected.
Myron was born in Liberty, New York, September 12, 1950, to Paul Edwin and Gladys (Rushik) Hosier. He spent his early years in Pennsylvania and Michigan. He attended Jordan College in Cedar Springs, Michigan where he met his future wife, Rhetta Thorne. They were married August 22, 1970, and three children quickly followed.
After graduating in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in religious education, Myron and Rhetta lived in Minnesota and Indiana where he worked a variety of jobs and pastored churches.
In 1981, Myron fulfilled his lifelong dream and moved his family to Alaska. He worked at Dot Lake Lodge with his brother, George and later at North Star Children’s home before moving to Delta Junction. He worked a variety of jobs, including emergency dispatching for the City of Delta Junction while also doing janitorial work at Fort Greely. During this time Myron was a community volunteer and squad chief with the Delta Rescue Squad. He was instrumental in starting and serving as principal for the Assembly Christian School. Myron was the pastor of the Last Frontier Church in Delta Junction for more than 35 years. He became the Family Advocacy Program manager at Fort Greely before moving to the State of Alaska Office of Children’s services, where he supervised social workers serving interior villages.
He recently celebrated 50 years of faithful marriage to his wife. He enjoyed singing, hunting, fishing, spending time with his family out in Alaska’s wilderness, feeding the birds, his collection of books, spoiling his favorite little dog, Sweetie and spending time with his friends.
He is survived by his wife Rhetta Hosier of Delta Junction; son Chad Hosier of Fairbanks; daughter Kristy (Hosier) Bragg and husband David and four children of Fairbanks; daughter Misty (Hosier) Thompson and husband Sam and daughter of Stuttgart, Germany; and son Leo Klassy and wife Emilia and two children of Hope Mills, N.C.
Myron was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Gladys (Rushik) Hosier, brother George Hosier and nephews Martin Hosier, Gordan Alexander, and James Hosier.