OBITUARY

William E. Hostetter

January 28, 1942May 3, 2019
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William "Bill" E. Hostetter, 77, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne, Ind. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Harold L. and Edna Tarr-Hostetter. Bill and his wife were longtime residents of Ossian, Ind. and recently moved to Fort Wayne to be closer to his family. He graduated from North Side High School in 1960. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Cuban missile crisis. He was an electrician at General Electric for 10 years and for 28 years at Dana Corporation, retiring in 2004. Bill loved to play golf, go camping in the family RV and putter around in his workshop. He was the "go to guy" who could fix anything and was always willing to lend a hand. Bill's true passion in life was his family and spending time with the grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Judith A. Hostetter; daughters, Robin Moon, and Tracey K. (Joe) Kuras, all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Bill was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald W. Hostetter. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 14623 Bluffton Road, Yoder, Ind., with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, Ind., with a Vigil service at 3:30 p.m. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian, Ind. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse, SPCA or St. Aloysius Catholic Church. To sign the online guestbook visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Visiting Nurse, SPCA, or St. Aloysius

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Prayer Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Final Resting: Oak Lawn Cemetery Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Kristin Townsley

May 7, 2019

Hi Judith and Robin,

We haven't met but I work at Park Place Senior Living. Ive spoken to Judith several times in the last several weeks and I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. It sounds like he was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all during this difficult season. Prayers and love being sent.

Robin Moon

May 4, 2019

Dad, my heart is broken! πŸ’” It’s going to be hard to go on without you!! You were my rock and a model of how a man should treat you! I will never love and admire anyone as much as you!!! I will see you again one day, and I hope you are enjoying Ronnie and your parents right now! Enjoy the love of our savior and creator in your new Heavenly home!
Cya soon !! 😘
Love you to infinity and beyond Dad!! ❌❀️❌❀️❌❀️❌
Love,
Your Robin

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