Martin Hoste, 61, of Alpha, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at his home.
A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Geneseo Evangelical Free Church, 914- North Chicago Street, Geneseo. The visitation will be on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greg Feulner for the Feulner Adoption Fund or the ministry of Justin and Lluvia Hoste, Queretaro, MX. Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, Ltd, East Moline is assisting the family.
Martin was born on April 8, 1957, in Moline, the son of Robert J. and Alice (Smelkowski) Hoste. He married his high school sweetheart, Martha Lynn Giesler, November 28, 1975 and worked at Seither and Cherry Quad Cities. In 1992 he came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. As a member of Faith Baptist Church (Geneseo), Martin enjoyed the men’s bible study that met on Thursday mornings. He also loved landscaping and was an avid Cardinal’s fan. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his thirteen grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; sons, Justin (Lluvia) Hoste, Queretaro, Mexico, and Keith (Heidi Ann) Hoste, Cambridge; daughters, Heidi Lynn (George) Marquez, Atkinson, and Courtney (Greg) Feulner, Peoria; thirteen grandchildren, Lexi, Alice, Roy, Sophie, Gus, Oliver, Abraham, Addie, Bella, Alena, Clementine, Emma and Lucia; siblings, Lester (Cindy) Hoste, Geneseo, Andy (Kathy) Hoste, Moline, Roberta (Steve) Smith, Geneseo, and Aaron (Elaine) Hoste, Colona; father and mother-in-law, Fred, and Martha Giesler, Erie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Alice Hoste and brother, Victor Hoste.