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Menno J. Hochstetler, 89, Nappanee, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Signature Healthcare, Bremen. He entered into his heavenly rest peacefully, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 16, 1927, to John C. and Sara (Borkholder) Hochstetler in Elkhart County. He was a lifetime area resident.
On March 16, 1950, he married Catherine Miller in Nappanee.
Menno was a farmer and had worked for Holiday Rambler and Newmar. He was a member of the Maranatha Fellowship and volunteered for Mennonite Disaster Services. Menno was a driver for American Red Cross blood drives.
He enjoyed fixing things for family. He also enjoyed helping people both at home and through missions and mission work.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine; sons, Harold (Pam) Hochstetler, Bremen, Larry Hochstetler, Nappanee, and Alan (Jeanne) Hochstetler, Bourbon; daughters, Clara (Lazaro) Ulloa, Bremen, Marietta (Charlie) Mullet, Nappanee, and Ruth (Gerry) Poole, Sarasota, Florida; 15 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Helen Hochstetler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Levi, Mose, Joe and Neil Hochstetler; sisters, Lizzie Harshberger, Lovina Troyer, Mary Mast, and Barbara Hershberger.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 1, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral services Tuesday, May 2, all at Maranatha Fellowship, 9636 W. Hepton Road, Nappanee. Pastors Michael Peterson and Gary Kauffman will officiate.
Burial will be at South Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Haiti Missions.
Arrangements are with & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on April 28, 2017
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