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Hochstetler (AP)
william r. hochstetler

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Dec. 23, 1935 - June 9, 2013

WARSAW — William R. Hochstetler, 77, died at home Sunday morning, June 9.

He was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Bremen to Rudy J. and Anna (Borkholder) Hochstetler. He married Elsie Lapp on March 28, 1964, in Hartville, Ohio.

His wife; daughters Theda Hochstetler of Nappanee, and Rose and Gloria Hochstetler, both of Goshen; sisters Sylvia Hostetler of New Paris, Frieda (Robert) Schmucker of Milford and Verba (Joe) Bontrager of Nappanee; and brothers Leroy (Betty) Hochstetler of Milford, Ernest (Mary) Hochstetler of Nappanee and Larry (Freda) Hochstetler of New Paris survive.

An electrician, he worked at Fairmont Homes until retiring in 2000.

He was a member of Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird-watching and attending auctions.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, and for one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, funeral service at Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church. The Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Goshen.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is handling arrangements.