King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary- Earl E. Hoskins, 90, Burlington

Earl E. Hoskins, 90, of Burlington, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

Earl E. Hoskins, 90, of Burlington, IA, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12:08 PM at the Great River Medical Center.

   He was born on March 17, 1930 in Dallas City, IL to Christopher and Hazel Ward Hoskins.  On April 11, 1953 he married Shirley Pickard in Wayland, MO and she passed away on August 27, 2016.  Earl worked at IAAP, ISP for eleven years and then the City of Ft. Madison where he retired in 1992 as Superintendent of Streets.  He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict.  Earl enjoyed being outside.  He enjoyed tinkering in the garage, fishing and people watching.  His greatest love of all was his family, especially all of his grandchildren. 

   Survivors include one son, Earl Hoskins of Keokuk, one daughter, Patty (Michael) Bandy of Burlington; four grandchildren, Christopher Hoskins, Lizz Wagner, Pepper Wagner and Amber Scott; nine great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Barbara Ann Wagner; a great grandchild and one sister.

   Per his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 3 PM at the horseshoe shelter house at Crapo Park. 

   A memorial has been established for Hope Haven and online condolences may be left at

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