March 23, 2022
Darlene Delores Hosto, 90, of Mt. Olive, Ill., formerly of New Douglas, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022. She was born on Aug. 17, 1931, in Sorento, the daughter of Irvin and Helen (Shields) Ulrich. She married Udell I. Hosto on July 22, 1950, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas. He preceded Darlene in death on Oct. 30, 2017. They were married for 67 years.
Darlene was a postal worker for 39 years. She worked as the Clerk in Charge at many area post offices including Alhambra 62001, Edwardsville 62025, Livingston 62058, New Douglas 62074, and Worden 62097. Darlene spent the last 10 years of her postal career as the postmaster for the Walshville Post Office 62091. Darlene attended the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas, IL.
Darlene is survived by her children, Sheryl (Frank) Vazzi, Gary (Dana) Hosto, Stephanie (Ron) Scheller; grandchildren, Brian (Sarah) Vazzi, Erin Vazzi (Rob Triplett), Angelia (Sean) Thomas, Christy (Josh) Berg, Corey (Kate) Hosto, Ashley Hosto (Andew Roberts), and Dylan Scheller; great-grandchildren, Christiana (Dylan), Melody, Murphy, Jameson, Darien (Erika); Zavien, Byron (Amber); Tricia, Owen, Josephine, Konrad, Ethan, Teagan, Alaina, Jaxsen, Gracyn, and Maevin; five great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Chuck Moore, Donald (Viviane)Hosto; sister-in-law, Ann Ulrich; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Jim Ulrich; sister, Donna Moore; and sister-in-law, Ruth Kruse.
A public graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at the New Douglas Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Thomas Kratzer officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church, New Douglas Cemetery, or to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. Condolences may be left online at http://www.lesickofuneral home.com. Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston is in charge of arrangements.