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Emma S. Hochstetler, age 97, of 5325 W 700 S, Topeka, died March 9, at her residence.
She was born on July 24, 1920, in LaGrange County, to Samuel A. and Edna J. (Yoder) Schlabach.
She was married Jan. 23, 1941, to Harry C. Hochstetler. He preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2004.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Surviving are two children, a daughter, Liz (Harley) Miller of Topeka, and a son, Ira Lee (Rose) Hochstetler of Wolcottville; five grandsons, Ferman (Rachel) Miller, Marion (Malinda) Miller, David (Doris) Hochstetler, Kenny (Leona) Hochstetler, and Marlin (Barbara) Hochstetler; five granddaughters, Christina (Dave) Yoder, Susan (Glen) Bontrager, Ruth (Loren) Yoder, Lisa (Lamar) Yoder, and Jolene Hochstetler; 38 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ervin S. Schlabach of Shipshewana; four sisters, Elizabeth Bender, Edna Mast, Mattie Mullet, and Katie (Felty) Fry, all of Topeka.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a stillborn great-grandson; four sisters, Susan (Will) Stutzman, Fanny (Chris) Christner, Ida Mae and Wilma; a sister-in-law, Fannie Schlabach; three brothers-in-law, Elmer Bender, John Mast, and Ira Mullet; along with her stepmother, Elnora Schlabach.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and also after 1 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Clarence J. Miller residence, 5295 W 700 S, Topeka, IN 46571.
A funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, March 12, at the same place. Bishop Dan Yoder and the Home Ministers will officiate. Burial will take place at Miller Cemetery in LaGrange. Pall Bearers will be Richard Miller, William Beechy, Harley Yoder, and Gerald Yoder.
Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 10, 2018
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