Jonathan C. Hochstetler

                                       July 4, 1919 -- March 25, 2013

Jonathan C. Hochstetler, 93, of Middlebury, died at 12:20 am on Monday,
March 25, at his residence.  He was born on July 4, 1919 in Lagrange, to
Christian D. and Katherine (Bontrager) Hochstetler. On February 9, 1941 he
married Edna Mae Yoder, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are
three daughters, Sarah (Mervin) Graber of Charlotte, MI, Rachel (Joe)
Coblentz of Ovid, MI, Naomi (LeRoy) Mullet of Topeka; three sons, Gerald
(Nettie) Hochstetler of Charlotte, MI, Norman (Martha) Hochstetler of
Charlotte, MI, David (Sarah) Hochstetler of Middlebury; 51 grandchildren, 184
great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Emma
Hochstetler of Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents, nine
brothers, six sisters, great-granddaughter, Cheryl Fry and four infant great
grandchildren. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church, a farmer
and furniture maker at Hochstetler Woodcraft, later making coffins. Visitation
will be after 2:00 pm on Tuesday March 26, and all day Wednesday, March 27,
at his residence, 59023 CR 43, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am
on Thursday March 28, at Kenny Jones residence, 59445 CR 43, Middlebury.
Services will be conducted by Bishop Robert Mullet and the home ministers.
Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury.


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I was so very sad to hear about Jona’s passing. He was such a gentle, kind &
generous person. I will never forget his family’s generosity when my mother
& I came from KY to visit years ago. I used to purchase his beautiful caskets
and was honored that he allowed us to do so. It was through him that I was
introduced to another very special friend Lavern Miller & his family.  I will
treasure the memory of Jona until we are all joined together with Jesus.
Loving hugs are sent to his wife & family from Kentucky.
From:  Patricia “trish” Kasser