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William "Bill" Hosler

February 1st, 1966 until June 6th, 2024

William "Bill" Hosler

William “Bill” Hosler, PM, age 58, and of Cave Springs, passed away on June 6, 2024 in his home. He was born February 1, 1966 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to William Carl Hosler and Margaret Ann Coil Hosler. Bill was the eldest of 3 children and was raised in Huntertown, Indiana.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents. And his beloved dog, Happy who was the age of 13.

Survivors include his soulmate, Tammi Harmoning of Cave Springs, Arkansas, and his 2 siblings, Holly Hosler of Ohio and Bob Hosler of Missouri.

Local services for Bill will be Thursday, June 13, 2024, 1:00 p.m., at Hunt Chapel of Pinnacle Memorial Gardens in Rogers, AR. Visitation will be held at Epting Funeral Home, Bentonville, Wednesday, June 12th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Bill will be laid to rest at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne, Indiana services will be held at Lindenwood Cemetery Chapel of the Woods on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. with entombment to follow.

Bill had several careers through his life, including a decade driving a truck. While it was not without stress, he found joy being on the road because he was able to visit all forty-eight United States and two provinces of Canada. He also worked as a Security and Emergency services officer at a General Motors where he met so many long-lasting friends. For several years, Bill was the building manager for the Fort Wayne, Indiana Masonic Temple and shared so many stories of his time there.

Many of the inspirations for his fictional published writings came from his time as caretaker to the old Masonic edifice in Fort Wayne. Since his earliest days, he had a vivid imagination and a flair for writing. His writings have been published in the Working Tools magazine and he was a Regular Contributor for The Midnight Freemasons. He was also so happy when he was able to accomplish being a published author of Meditations of a Flawed Ashlar. He also found joy and laughter being a Co-Host of the Meet, Act and Part podcast with wonderful brothers he cared deeply for.

He spent the last 14 years with his lady Tammi and their yellow Labrador named Happy, living across Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. They enjoyed traveling with their precious dog to many parts of the lower 48. Within the last few years, they found joy in seeing the world, cruising the Caribbean and Atlantic Islands and had already begun planning several trips in the near future.

WB Hosler was made a Master Mason in 2002, in Three Rivers Lodge No. 733 in Indiana. He served as Worshipful Master in 2007 and in 2006, became a member of the internet committee for Indiana’s Grand Lodge. Bill was a member of Calvin Prather Lodge No. 717 in Indianapolis. He also held Masonic memberships outside his mother jurisdiction, amongst which was a perpetual membership of Ardmore No. 31 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and a lifetime member of Lebanon Lodge No. 837 in Frisco, Texas.

Bill was a member of the Valley of Guthrie Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in Oklahoma and the Valley of Indianapolis, Indiana. He had also served as the High Priest Fort Wayne Chapter of the York Rite No. 19 and was Commander of Fort Wayne Commandery No. 4 of the Knight Templar.

Bill is a founding member of the Masonic Society, he also held membership in the Dwight L Smith Lodge of Research in Indiana, Oklahoma Lodge of Research, Texas Lodge of Research, and The Missouri Lodge of Research and the Scottish Rite Valley of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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