MAXBASS David Hoskin, 58, Pick City, formerly of Maxbass, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at a Bismarck hospital.
He was born Sept. 13, 1953, in Minot, to Donald and Ellen (Koons) Hoskin. He was raised in Lewis Township, Bottineau County, south of Maxbass, and graduated from Maxbass High School in 1973.
David married Maureena Streich, on Nov. 30, 1973. They lived in Maxbass where he worked for the Bottineau County Road Crew. He worked for Martin Construction in Dunn Center and Bergstrom Construction in Antler. In the late 1970s, he and some friends started North Star Construction. He later went into business by himself with North Star Construction, Inc. The company consisted of David; his son, Dale; and David's nephew, T.J. Streich. He decided earlier in 2012 to hire more to help with the workload and found three guys from California. His company built oil sites, county roads, building pads, tank battery sites and reclaim sites in many locations northwest of a line from Medora to the International Peace Garden.
David was a true entrepreneur. He could look at a project and envision how the finished product should look, and knew exactly how much work was involved to get it that way. He grew and sold enough potatoes to purchase his first piece of equipment. He always planted potatoes, even talking his family into trying to sell 1,800 lbs. of seed potatoes this spring. Only 700 lbs. sold; 1,100 lbs. were planted. His entrepreneurial mind was always thinking of money-making ideas: among them was a hot dog stand, a hot tamale stand or a doughnut stand.
David will be remembered as a political persuader, as a man who made many friends through work and was well liked by many, could never say no to a friend, was one who never had to look for work, believed in an honest day's work for an honest day's pay and for teaching his family to care for themselves.
David enjoyed hunting, fishing, raccoon hunting, black Dodge diesel pickups, eating goodies, and searching for things on the Internet (as long as someone else was running the computer). He looked forward to searching for equipment to buy and sell; a job he wanted during retirement.
Family: wife of 38 years, Maureena, Pick City; children, Dale (Raquel) Hoskin, Maxbass, and Connie Hoskin (Brent Albertson), Minot; grandchildren (Dale and Raquel's), Aja and Dalton Hoskin; brothers, Raymond (Judy) Hoskin, Minot, Ronald (Terri) Hoskin, Maxbass, Leonard (Deb) Hoskin, Maxbass, Rodney (Shana) Hoskin, Maxbass; sister, Joann (Terry) Kotzer, Glenburn; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
David was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Funeral: Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at 4 p.m., at English Lutheran Church, Maxbass.
Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Maxbass.
Family Service: Friday, 2 p.m., at the church.
Visitation: Friends may sign the guestbook beginning at noon on Friday at the church.
After the graveside service, the family invites all to a barbecue in honor of Dave's life at the Dale Hoskin residence in Maxbass. Guess what's for dinner!!!
(Brose Funeral Home, Mohall)