Frank C. Hostetler
                 September 30, 1926 -- June 19, 2015

Frank C. Hostetler, 88, of Middlebury, died early Friday morning,
June 19, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL, after a brief
illness.  He had been in the area to attend his granddaughter’s
wedding. He was born on September 30, 1926, in Shipshewana, to
Allen J. and Rosa (Nelson) Hostetler. On March 3, 1951 in
Middlebury he married June VanZuilen; she died June 12, 2014.
Surviving are two daughters, Jeanne Hostetler of Middlebury,
Jennifer (Thomas) Mottier of Aurora, IL; a son, Monte (Laura)
Hostetler of Waldorf, MD; four grandchildren, Tom, Michael,
Kathleen and Heather; one great grandson Eli. He was preceded in
death by his wife, parents and three brothers, Tyrus, John and
Nelson Hostetler. He was a member of Shore Mennonite Church,
the Shipshewana Lion's Club and taught at many area high schools
where he also coached sports. He received his Bachelor's Degree
in 1949, Master's in Education in 1964 and Doctor of Health and
Safety in 1968, all from Indiana University. He was a professor at
Western Illinois University, Texas Woman's University and
Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He was an avid sports
fan and especially enjoyed following IU and the Cubs. Visitation will
be from 1:00 -3:00 pm on Tuesday June 23,followed by a 3:00 pm
funeral service at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.  
Services will be conducted by Pastor Carl Horner. Burial will be in
Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to
Rainbow Years Learning Center.




                  
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May the family and friends find comfort in the cherished memories
including the recent wedding and the future prospect at John 5:25,
26.
From: Valerie
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Frank was such a good man and a great neighbor.  We will miss
him.  We're sorry that we are out of town and will not be able to be
there to help you celebrate his life.
From:  George & Kaye Pietrzak
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I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Hostetler. My
condolences to his family.
From: Catherine Lucca & Dennis Biel, Calif. (Jeannes Friend)
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I met Frank when I was 8 years old, 35 years ago.  He was the
kindest and most generous man, with a great sense of humor. I will
miss him.
From: Jenette McPike
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My thoughts and prayers are with the Frank Hostetler family. At
Topeka H/S he was my teacher, coach, and most of all my friend. He
will be missed by all who knew him.
From: Lester Bender
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Mr. Hostetler was my high school teacher at Shipshe- Scott and our
senior class sponsor in 1964. He was a wonderful role model for all
of us. I will always remember how deeply moved he was when we
learned of the assassination of Jack Kennedy. I can still see him
standing in the classroom and looking out the window deep in
thought about what had happened. He left a big imprint upon each
of us because of who he was and who he hoped we would become.
His life mattered  in significant ways. My sympathy to family and
prayers for their comfort.
From: Marianne (Schrock) Dodd
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Thinking of you all during your time of loss
From: Cheryl Kempler
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Frank was my high school History teacher. He was a very good
teacher, encouraged us to think of our future goals. I am sorry for
your loss.
From: Mary Jane Miller
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