November 8, 1958 -- October 21, 2020
Esther E. Hostetler, 61, of Ligonier, died at 11:50 pm on Wednesday, October
21, at her residence; she had been battling cancer since January. She was
born on November 8, 1958 in LaGrange County to Eli M. and LeAnna
(Lambright) Miller. On March 27, 1980 in LaGrange County she married
Marvin R. Hostetler, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are six
daughters, Laura Kay (Jay) Frey of Ligonier, LuAnn (Joas) Lehman of
Ligonier, Elaine (Kevin) Miller of Ligonier, Inez (Devon) Kuhns of LaGrange,
Ruth Arlene Hostetler of Ligonier, Rhoda Fern (special friend, Lonnie Kuhns)
Hostetler of Ligonier; five sons, Larry Wayne (Kristine) Hostetler of Goshen,
LaVon Ray (Darlene) Hostetler of Shipshewana, Glen Dean (Diana) Hostetler
of Millersburg, Joel (Sarah) Hostetler of Ligonier, Danny Lee Hostetler of
Ligonier; 34 grandchildren; father and stepmother, Eli M. and Elizabeth Miller
of Topeka; nine brothers, Elvie (Betty) Miller of Ligonier, LeRoy (Ann) Miller
of Topeka, Willis (Arlene) Miller of Ligonier, Wilbur (Ruby) Miller of
Shipshewana, Freeman (Rosanna) Miller of Ligonier, Vernon (Martha) Miller
of Topeka, Jerry (Leanna) Miller of Topeka, Eli, Jr. (Betty) Miller of LaGrange,
Aden (Alta) Miller of Shipshewana; eight sisters, Lizzie (Perry) Troyer of
LaGrange, Fannie Miller of Topeka, Mary Ellen Bontrager of Middlebury,
Lorene (John) Kurtz of Topeka, Christina (Orla) Bontrager of Shipshewana,
Erma (Melvin) Schmucker of Montello, WI, Suella Miller of Topeka, Ruby
(Wayne) Chupp of Topeka; two step brothers; six step sisters. She was
preceded in death by her mother and a brother-in-law, David Bontrager.
Esther was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Friday, October 23, all day Saturday,
October 24, at the Jay Frey residence, 10226 N. 400 W. Ligonier. Funeral
services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, October 25, the same residence.
Services will be conducted by Bishop Harley D. Yoder and the home
ministers. Burial will be in Clearspring Cemetery, Topeka.
~ ~ ~ ~ Online Condolences ~ ~ ~ ~
Esther E. Hostetler