December 3, 1930 -September 7, 2020
Mabel Hostetler, 89, of Shipshewana died at her residence on Monday,
September 7, 2020 at 12:21 pm, when she went to be with her precious Lord
and Savior. She was born December 3, 1930 in Shipshewana to Harvey and
Edna (Miller) Weirich. On May 29, 1949 she married the love of her life, Paul
Hostetler Jr. at the Shipshewana Methodist Church. Paul preceded her in
death on November 4, 2010. Mabel is survived by three daughters: Kaye
Beck of LaGrange, Karen Ponce and Vickie (Steve) Pletcher both of
Shipshewana; four grandchildren: Monica, Megan, Brett and Brian; six great
grandchildren: Camryn, Avery, Leyton, Ethan, Landon, and Bailey. Mabel
was preceded in death by her parents; husband; great granddaughter,
Dawn; three brothers: Alvin, Fred, and Glen Weirich; two sisters: Irene
Dunithan and Ruby Webb.
Mabel was a homemaker all her life, skilled seamstress and excellent baker.
She was very active in Shipshewana Church of the Nazarene in her earlier
years, and was one of the founders of the church in 1961. Mabel enjoyed
interior decorating and was instrumental in helping decorate Shipshewana
State Bank and its branch banks in the 1980's. She was loved by her family,
and blessed especially by her daughters, grandchildren and
Friends may call from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the graveside at Shore Cemetery,
7235 100N Shipshewana, prior to the 2:00 pm graveside service on Saturday,
September 12. The service will be conducted by Pastor Francis Warren of
the Shipshewana Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be given to Shipshewana Church of the Nazarene
Building Fund, PO Box 346, Shipshewana, IN 46565.
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From: Shari & Dick Gingerich
We are sending our sympathy and love. Know we are never ready to say
goodbye to our mothers but so glad she is free from her suffering. I have
shingles on my face and head so we will not be able to join you Saturday.
Love and Prayers. Shari
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From: Homer and Jean Swartzentruber
Our thoughts and prayers are with you for your loss.
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From: Harold & Billie Sue Bowlby
It was our privilege to be Mabel's pastor for four years. We knew her as a
lovely and vivacious Christian. We extend our sympathy and prayers to her
family. We loved her and look forward to seeing her in Heaven. God Bless.
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From: Jan Stump
Sending my love, sympathy & prayers.
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From: Merv and Margie Hostetler
Our Sympathy to each of you girls and your families. You will be in our
thoughts and prayers.
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From: Doug Wright
You have my deepest sympathy at this time. Mabel use to talk to me when I
was very young and tried too get me on the right path. I use too do my best to
shock her as often as possible. Her and Bud always help me through those
early years and I'm a better man for it. I can't make it to the funeral and I am
very sorry that I can't. Praying for you all and you are all in my thoughts at