In memory of

Mark Hosteng

February 28, 1952 - June 19, 2019
From: Sac City, IA
Mark Hosteng

Mark Hosteng

Born: February 28, 1952
Died: June 19, 2019
Age: 67
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     D. Mark Hosteng, age 67 of Sac City, IA, passed away June 19, 2019, at Loring Hospital in Sac City after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Mark was born February 28, 1952, in Sac City to Donald and Marjorie (Robson) Hosteng.  He attended Sac City grade school and graduated from Sac City High School in 1970, after which he attended college for four years. Mark was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sac City and later became a devoted member and elder. On October 25, 1975, Mark was united in marriage to Jan Rabe at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sac City.  Mark and Jan were blessed with two children.
     Mark was a successful business man and farmer, owning and operating several businesses during his working life.  The bulk of his work was dedicated to Hosteng Concrete and Gravel, Farmers Lumber Co., and Hosteng Farms, all family run businesses in the Sac City community.  In addition, he co-owned/managed Coon Valley Turkeys.
     In his free time Mark loved playing euchre and cribbage, was a board member at the Sac Country Club, enjoyed classic cars, Oliver tractors, horseback riding and most of all tending to his beloved cow/calf herd at the farm.  One of Mark’s greatest joys was playing with his grandchildren, telling jokes and pulling pranks.  Mark also cherished and looked forward to early morning chats with the coffee crew.
     Left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of almost 44 years, Jan Hosteng; daughter Kari (Todd) Pottinger of Hastings, MN; son Travis (Sherry) Hosteng of Cambridge, IA; seven grandchildren: T.J., Zach, Alix, and Cate Pottinger, Drake, Addison, and Morgan Hosteng; brothers: Mike Hosteng of Council Bluffs, IA, Craig (Claire) Hosteng of Carmel, IN, Kirk (Cheri) Hosteng of Galesburg, IL, and Scott (Bryn) Hosteng of Sac City, IA; uncle Ed (Cindy) Robson of Arizona; stepmother Kathy Hosteng of Sac City, IA; and sister-in-law Char Rabe of Rochester, MN.  In addition, his many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
     Mark was preceded in death by his parents Don and Marge Hosteng; mother-in-law and stepfather-in-law Mae and Eugene "Christy" Christian; father-in-law Melvin Rabe; and brother-in-law Leon Rabe.


     IN LIEU OF FLOWERS the family has requested memorials be directed to the Mark Hosteng Memorial Fund for donation to a charity dear to Mark’s heart.


Memorial Service
10:30 a.m., Monday
June 24, 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa

Reverend Don Pobanz
4:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday
June 23, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 3:28 PM
“Jan I have just now heard the news about Mark. I am sorry. Thought and prayers are with you and your children.”
- Terri Kraus
Monday, July 1, 2019 at 9:49 AM
“Jan, we're so sorry for your loss. Dick”
- Dick McGonigle
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:08 PM
“Jan and family...I just found out about Mark’s passing. Our condolences and deepest sympathy to you. Our prayers for you to be able to find Peace in the days ahead.”
- Vern and Fern Langbein
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 9:43 AM
“So sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you, Jan and your family. God Bless.
- Janet (Koster) Amos
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 4:11 PM
“"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday"
You are in our thoughts”
- Mike & Cully
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 4:11 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. May the 'God of all comfort' be with you during this difficult time. I have personally found comfort in the promise at 1 Corinthians 15:26 where it states that very soon 'death will be brought to nothing'. Then, we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on Earth (John 5:28,29). I truly hope this brings you comfort and peace. With deepest sympathies, Gwen and family.”
- G Huckeba
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 4:11 PM
“Thoughts and prayers for all of you during this difficult time”
- Ron and Cindy WIlliams Family
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 4:13 PM
“ So many prayers for you Jan and family. My heart is so sad for you having just gone through this myself. May the Lord be ever close to you.”
- Shelly Quail
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 4:13 PM
“Jan my heart breaks for you all! Hugs 🤗 and prayers 🙏 Betty Luckow ”
- Betty Luckow
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 4:13 PM
“Sending my deepest sympathy too your family. May your love for Mark surround you all during this difficult time. Hugs too you all.”
- Pat Gowans
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:17 PM
“Saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Gilbert considered Mark a good friend with a kind and generous heart. My thoughts and prayers Jan for you and the family. ”
- Jeanette (Jo) Buse
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:17 PM
“Deepest sympathy to you in losing your mate Mark. God be with you and your family”
- rebecca fertig
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:17 PM
“Jan, you are in my thoughts. I know it has been a rough road lately but please remember that there are many many people thinking of you and feeling your sorrow.”
- Dave Streed
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:37 PM
“Jan and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers! I will always remember him for making the best homemade ice cream!”
- Scott and Kit Williams
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:37 PM
“Jan my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.”
- Jane (Scharn) Nees
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“Rest In Peace mark ol buddy Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“Mark was a Great Man! i worked for him for over 7 years. He liked to joke and laugh and would always be willing to help somebody out! Mark, you will be missed by all that knew and loved you! My best Wishes go out to the family that was almost like a second family to me. Words cannot express the sadness that i felt when i heard the news of your passing. I am a better person knowing and learning from Sir!”
- Alvin Eldridge
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“Our sincere sympathies to your family. ”
- Kerry & Randy Pottinger
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“Jan, you & Mark had a special relationship I often admired. Sorry you now will survive on memories of the fun, the challenges, and the love you shared. Praying for you and your children to find strength in memories of a wonderful husband and father. Jo”
- Joane Hinrichs
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Mark was a great man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Paul/Kelli Engler
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“Jan and family you have our sincere sympathy I will never forget the way Mark and I would great each other it was light and fun. In this time of sorrow just try to remember the good times. God bless”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“My sympathy to you and your family. I will always remember the laughs we had when Mark and Tom were in the same place. We will truly miss him!”
- Nancy Cornelius
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“I am thankful to have made memories with Mark. A great guy who will be missed dearly. My deepest sympathy goes to Jan and family.”
- Crystal Uren Remmick
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:39 PM
“You have my Sympathy Jan and Family. You are in My Prayers. ”
- Mardie Baker Sharpe
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:39 PM
“Thinking of you all during this time of sadness. Mark was a kind man.”
- Rose Harjes
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