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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 33
Year of Death: 2019

Eric Hosette

Lieutenant Eric M. Hosette, 33, of Charlotte, made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on January 5, 2019.

Eric Michael Hosette was born on June 22, 1985, in Clinton, Iowa, the son of William and Gail (Grimm) Hosette. He was a 2003 graduate of Camanche High School and later attended the Trinity School of Nursing for paramedic certification.

Eric‘s lifelong dream was to be a firefighter, and he started as a volunteer with the Camanche Fire Department. He joined the Clinton Fire Department on September 17, 2006 and was promoted to lieutenant on August 25, 2017. At the time of his death, he was the fire chief of the Charlotte Fire Department.

Eric married Kellene “Kelly” Mohr on September 25, 2010, in Clinton. They have one daughter, Addalyn, who was the apple of his eye. He enjoyed working and restoring antique tractors and was a member of the Midwest Old Threshers.

Eric is survived by his wife, Kelly; his daughter, Addalyn; his parents, Bill and Gail Hosette; his brother, Todd (Casey) Hosette; his maternal grandmother, Arlene Grimm; his father and mother-in-law, Kenny and Shelly Mohr; his brother-in-law, Nick (Bree), nephew Reid; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Eric was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather. Lieutenant Hosette will forever be remembered as a true hero who answered his final call doing what he loved to do and knew that his fellow firefighters would be ready to “take it from here.”

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  1. We love and miss you so much.

    – Gail Hosette
  2. Eric not only are you my “little/big” cousin you were also my Hero!
    Your Memory will live on Forever in Clinton, IA and in the hearts of all your Family and Friends…
    Until we meet again ❤️

    – Heather Bahnsen
  3. Rest In Peace, Hero

    The sister of another of our fallen

    – Amy
  4. An awesome young man loved and missed by so many.

    – Paula Brozo
  5. God bless you Sweet Eric, RIP…Thank you so much for your service ❤

    – Jane Wynkoop
  6. A hero never forgotten. God bless you and your family, Eric.

    – Nan Holst
  7. I miss you so much dad your my everything
    Love your daughter Addalyn Hosette

    – Addy Hosette