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Demaris "Dee" Hochstetler, 78, Bremen, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Elkhart Hospice House after a brief illness.
She was born May 24, 1939, in Argos, to Lloyd and Ruth (Bodey) Reed. Dee was a 1957 graduate of Argos High School and graduated in 1962 from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing . She lived most of her life in the Argos/Bremen area.
On Dec. 13, 1962, she married Dale L. Hochstetler at Baugo Church of the Brethren.
Mrs. Hochstetler had worked as a nurse at Elkhart and Bremen Hospitals and Bremen Family Medicine. She attended Wakarusa Bible Baptist Church and a member of the Snappy Nappy Red Hat Club in Nappanee. Dee enjoyed family and reading, gardening and flowers.
Surviving are her husband, Dale; children, Steve (Brenda) Hochstetler, Bremen, Donald (Susan) Hochstetler, Nappanee, and Joanna (Robert) Ladson, Bremen; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Marjorie (Lorraine) Dunham, Argos, and Zelma Montague, Wabash.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9. There will be one hour of calling prior to the service. The Rev. David Harper, Bible Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow at South Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Bible Baptist Church or Elkhart Hospice House.
Published on October 5, 2017
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