Jay Dee Hostetler

              March 3, 1937 -- March 29, 2013

Jay Dee Hostetler, 76, of Shipshewana, died at 2:17 am on Friday, March 29, at IU
Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis after a short illness. He was born on March 3, 1937
in LaGrange County, to Truman and Florence (Mast) Hostetler. On June 1, 1958 he
married Karlyn Bobeck; she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are two
sons, Tom (Leslie) Hostetler and Tim Hostetler both of Shipshewana; seven
grandchildren; a sister, Margaret (John) Yoder of Middlebury; two brothers, Donald
(Evelyn) Hostetler of Shipshewana, Devon (Ellen) Hostetler of LaGrange; a sister-in-
law, Mary Hostetler of Mongo. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son,
Tony Jay Hostetler, a sister, Marjorie Hooley and a brother, Delvon Hostetler. Jay
Dee was a 1955 graduate of Shipshewana Scott High School and was a land broker-
developer since 1965, developing Valley Hills Estates and Stone Hedge East &
West among other developments in LaGrange County. He was a score keeper at
Westview basketball games for 24 years, was active in sports in the early part of his
life enjoying most activities involving sports and was an avid Hoosier fan. He was
past President of the Elkhart County Homebuilders Association, served on the
board of the state Homebuilders and a former LaGrange County Councilman and
member. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday April 1, at New Life
Fellowship Church, 2755 State Rd 5, Topeka. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am
on Tuesday April 2, also at New Life Fellowship Church followed by a private family
burial at Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Pastor
Drew Ryall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Life
Fellowship Church.  

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                                     Current Online Condolences

My heart and prayers are with the family!!
From:  Jeff Mollencupp
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Dear Karlyn & Family:  We are so sorry for your loss.  Jay Dee was a wonderful
friend to all of our family for years.  He and Karlyn’s contributions to Shipshewana
and LaGrange County will be remembered for generations.  You are all in our
thoughts and prayers.
From:  Harvey & Pat Lambright And Family
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We are so sorry for your loss.  He was a fine upstanding man and a friend to all.  We
will keep you in our prayers.
From:  Dave and Connie Boggs
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Our sympathy is for you and your family Karlin in the loss of J. D. Please know
our thoughts are wanting your comfort.
From:  Elwood and Carolyn Rouch