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Hostetter (AP)
david n. hostetter

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Dec. 26, 1933 - March, 23, 2013

NAPPANEE — David N. Hostetter, 79, died Saturday evening, March 23, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born Dec. 26, 1933, in South Bend to Russell and Edna (Yoder) Hostetter. He married Lois Fox on Dec. 23, 1956, in Nappanee.

She survives along with three children, David (Sue) Hostetter and Jill (Gerry Neff) Slabaugh, both of Nappanee, and Amy Jo (Lyn) Chupp of Goshen; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William (Caroline) Hostetter of Nappanee and Daniel (Nancy) Hostetter of Paso Robles, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Russell Hostetter; and a sister, Elizabeth “Betty Jo” Yoder.

Dave served with the U.S. Army from 1956-57. He retired in 1998 from the Nappanee Post Office.

A 35-year property owner on Stone Lake, Dave enjoyed the outdoors, especially bird watching and planting flowers.

A 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, funeral service will be at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. The Rev. Jan Brown of First Mennonite Church, Nappanee, will officiate. A private burial will be in South Union Cemetery, Nappanee.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Mennonite Church, Nappanee.