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Sergeant Wayne Hosford, 35

Sergeant Wayne Hosford, age 35, of Hastings, formerly of Illinois, a member in the 33rd Brigade Combat Team, passed away July 6, 2009, in Konduz, Afghanistan, caused by a roadside bomb.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Yvonne Elaine Hosford. He is survived by his son, Tristyn Hosford; his three siblings, Cliff Hosford, Michelle "Sis" (Ryan) Nilson, and Brad Hosford; and five nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 20, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area No. 2; call funeral home at 651-437-3752 for directions.

The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, www.wise familyfh. com.