Norman "Bud" Hostetler
August 19, 1930 -- November 21, 2018
Norman "Bud" L. Hostetler, 88, of Topeka, died at 9:35 am on Wednesday,
November 21 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. He was born on August 19,
1930 in LaGrange, to Rollin and Irma (Oesch) Hostetler. On May 7, 1950 in
Shipshewana he married Barbara Miller, she survives. Survivors in addition
to his wife are daughter, Patti (Gary) Kauffman of Millersburg; two sons, Rick
(Margaret) Hostetler of LaGrange, Ron (Colleen) Hostetler of Topeka; nine
grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Hostetler of Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Merritt Hostetler. Bud
was a retired farmer and a member of Emma Church where he was a charter
member of the Emma Men's Chorus. He was an MDS representative for many
years. He enjoyed trottingbred harness racing and was a charter member of
the LaGrange Trottingbred Association. Bud was an avid sports fan of IU
basketball, Notre Dame football, and the Chicago Bears. His first love was
Westview Warriors basketball. He drove the team bus for 20 years in addition
to driving school bus for Westview School. He was the first ever season
ticket holder for the Westview boys basketball team. He also loved attending
his grandchildren's sporting events. Visitation will be from 2:00- 8:00 pm on
Saturday, November 24 at Emma Church, 1900 South 600 West, Topeka.
Family and friends will gather at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 25 at Shore
Cemetery, Shipshewana for a graveside service. A Celebration of Life Service
will follow at 2:00 pm at Emma Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor
Gene Hartman. Memorials may be given to Menno-Clinic India.
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Sorry to here of Bud's passing but we know he is rejoicing and praising God
in hevan. Bud was always quick with a joke or prank, and was very thoughful.
From: Donald & Betty Schrock
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Bud was a great relative. A lot like my Dad Raymond Troyer always friendly
and willing to talk with people. Bud will be missed and always remembered in
From: Franklin Troyer and Framily