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Wilma Hochstetler, 90, Milford, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at her residence. She had been ill with pancreatic cancer for seven weeks.
She was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Elkhart County, to Henry C. and Mary (Mullet) Hochstetler.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
On Aug. 15, 1948, she married Omer E. Hochstetler. He preceded her in death July 29, 2015.
Wilma is survived by her children, LaMar O. (Sarah) Hochstetler, Milford, Paul D. (Kathryn) Hochstetler, Goshen, Henry E. (Rose) Hochstetler, Bremen, Mary Ellen (Allen) Schwartz, Milford, and LeAnna (Neal) Bontrager, Colon, Michigan; 39 grandchildren; 132 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sadie (Noah) Beachy, Marshfield, Georgia; and a stepbrother, Melvin Mast, Morristown, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; granddaughter, Rosanna Bontrager; brothers, Jerome, Edward and Jonas Hochstetler; sisters, Susie Slabaugh, Barbara Troyer, Christena Bontrager and Sara Beachy; and four infant siblings.
Family and friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and after 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the family residence, 4697 W. 1050 North, Milford, where funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 6. The home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.
Burial will be at Graber Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on March 3, 2017
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