Leroy D. Hochstetler
Leroy D. Hochstetler, 80, Bremen, passed away at the scene of a truck/buggy accident in Marshall County, Tuesday, Dec. 10.
He was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Marshall County to Daniel H. and Lovina (Hochstetler) Hochstetler.
On June 18, 1957, he married Malinda Schmucker in Elkhart County. She preceded him in death May 16, 2016.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Leroy was the former owner of Rentown Store.
He is survived by his children, Leroy Jr. (Janice) Hochstetler and Rebecca (Samuel) Chupp, both of Nappanee, Esther (John) Schwartz, Bremen, Linda (Joe) Riegsecker, Nappanee, Naomi (Jacob) Troyer and Melvin (Wanita) Hochstetler, both of Bremen, Nathan (Ada) Hochstetler, Bourbon, Rosa Hochstetler, Dennis (Leah) Hochstetler, both of Bremen, Mark (Lorene) Hochstetler, Bourbon, and Benjamin (Carolyn) Hochstetler, Bremen; 63 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Ruth Ann) Hochstetler, Marion, Michigan; sisters, Anna Mae Burkholder, Nappanee, Esther (Melvin) Hochstetler, Ava, Illinois, and Linda (Raymond) Slabaugh, Nappanee; and sister-in-law, Sarah Hochstetler, Nappanee.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Malinda Hochstetler; grandsons, Lyle Hochstetler and Jeremy Schwartz; great-grandson, Matthew Gingerich; brothers, Willis, Monroe and David Hochstetler; and brother-in-law, Alvin Burkholder.
Family and friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, and all day Friday, Dec. 13, at the Melvin (Wanita) Hochstetler Residence, 1573 E. 3rd Road, Bremen.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Daryl Yoder Residence, 1586 E. 3rd Road, Bremen. Bishop Henry Hochstetler and the Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on December 11, 2019


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Carolyn Sheetz Kuespert
Dec 13, 2019
Writing as secretary and representative of the Class of 1957 of Bremen High School (Leroy's class)--many of us left behind are very saddened by what happened recently. Please know that we all too grieve with the family and the entire community. May he rest in Peace.....