Steven Neal Hosch, 32, went to be with Jesus Monday April 29, 2019. Steve was born Oct. 24, 1986, in Danville to Christopher and Deborah (Wayland) Hosch.
Steve graduated from Danville High School in 2005, he continued his education at Fresno City College, and went on to graduate from North Park University, Chicago, in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a concentration in accounting.
Steve loved soccer. He started for the varsity soccer teams at all three of those schools. Steve even went on to work for U.S. Soccer, traveling the world with all of their teams. Sports was a big part of Steve's life and as an adult he enjoyed running, nature, hiking, and playing in adult soccer leagues. Steve resided in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was employed as a staff accountant at Bro Retail.
Steve's faith, family and friends were his prized possessions. He was very grateful for the love and support he received from his family and friends. Anyone that came in contact with Steve immediately felt at ease and he made them feel important. A friend wrote: "We're going to miss you very much! Your smile and laugh will forever be remembered in our hearts. You were one of the kindest and coolest guys I've ever met."
Survivors include his father and mother; a brother, Andrew; a niece, Scarlett; and grandmother, Jane Hosch, all residing in Danville; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Mary Alice Wayland and Harlan Hosch; also four cousins, Lori Kelly, Jennifer Kelly, David Link and Julie Link.
A Celebration of Steve's life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Kennekuk County Park Mallard Point Shelter, 22296 Henning Road, Danville, IL 61834, with Reverend Randall Robinson and Pastor Greg Boylan officiating. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834, is assisting the family with arrangements. A gathering will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mallard Point in Kennekuk County Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vermilion County Conservation District, 22296 Henning Road, Danville, IL 61834, the Danville Area Soccer Association, PO Box 205, Danville, IL 61832-0205, or St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61832.
Please join Steve's family in sharing photos and memories on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 8, 2019