OBITUARY

Diane Sue Hostetler

November 13, 1949March 23, 2021
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Diane Sue Hostetler, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 23, 2021. Born on November 13, 1949, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Fairy (nee Potts) Kennedy and grew up in Antwerp, OH.

Diane married William (Bill) Hostetler in 1972, and they raised two daughters. She devoted her life to her children, leaving her position at HWI when her first child was born. Diane was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William Hostetler; daughters, Kylee (Jeremy) Heinold, of Fort Wayne, IN, and Kelsey (Matthew) Frazier, of Fishers, IN; grandchildren, Owen and Landon Heinold, and Graham Frazier; and siblings, Barbara (Ken) Thiel, John (Ruth) Kennedy, Carrie Jones, Hazen (Ava) Kennedy, and Roland “Pudge” (Linda) Kennedy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (4916 Trier Road, Fort Wayne), with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home (6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne). Burial will take place in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Memorial donations in Diane's honor may be directed to the American Heart Association. For online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Calling

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorial

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Mindy Hartsough

March 30, 2021

Diane was a great friend and neighbor . I will really miss all the times I was taking a walk and she would be outside I would stop and talk and we called each other and sent text messages a lot. Love you Diane Your neighbor and friend Mindy

lori longberry

March 27, 2021

Ernie and I are so saddened to hear of the loss of Diane. We have known her since we were kids! She was such a jolly person and will remember her with such a sence of humor. Ernie and I saw her and Bill at their 50 year class reunion. I thought to myself, she hasn't changed a bit! She reminds me so much of her mom. Will always remember the Kennedy family, all of you. Love to all of you, we're so sorry for your loss. God bless your family.

Andrea Hoverman

March 27, 2021

I met Diane at Blackhawk Swim Club over 28 years ago. I have cherished our friendship, and families friendship for years. Our little group of us women have rode this roller coaster of life together...watching our kids grow up, becoming grandparents and being there for each other. I told Diane years ago my husband was my person person , but she was and will continue to be my girl person. Diane was a true friend, and would let you honestly know her options, which I think personally is a blessing. I miss my friend more than ever. She adored her family, and my heart aches for them. ❤️

Karen Brush

March 26, 2021

My memories of Diane started in first grade, continued through our high school graduation and then AHS reunions every five or ten years. Spending time with her at our 50th reunion several years ago was very special. May the footprints she has left on your hearts comfort you in the days ahead.

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Biography

Diane Sue Hostetler, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 23, 2021. Born on November 13, 1949, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Fairy (nee Potts) Kennedy and grew up in Antwerp, OH. She married William (Bill) Hostetler in 1972 and they raised two daughters. She devoted her life to her children, leaving her position at HWI when her first child was born. Diane was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Fort Wayne and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William Hostetler; daughters, Kylee (Jeremy) Heinold, of Fort Wayne, IN, and Kelsey (Matthew) Frazier, of Fishers, IN; grandchildren, Owen and Landon Heinold, and Graham Frazier; and siblings, Barbara (Ken) Thiel, John (Ruth) Kennedy, Carrie Jones, Hazen (Ava) Kennedy, and Roland “Pudge” (Linda) Kennedy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road, Fort Wayne with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association. For online condolences please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com