James D. Hochstetler Sr.
October 22, 1921 – July 17, 2020
James D Hochstetler was born in Illinois October 22,1921 to Charles and Floy Hochstetler. In a few month's time Jim would have celebrated his 99th birthday. For the past 4 years, he was a resident of The Ivy of McKinney. If you went to visit him he might be smoking a cigar outside which he loved and if you sat down next to him, he would certainly say Hello and start talking to you, no matter who you are. Jim always had lots of stories to tell, and enjoyed making people laugh.
He was a 21 year veteran of the Air Force and worked at NASA in Houston for 22 years as a communications engineer. While at NASA, he worked on the Skylab, Mercury, Apollo and Shuttle programs.
Jim is preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Jeanne who passed away in 2017.
He is survived by his sons, Dan Hochstetler (Chris) and Bruce Hochstetler (Kay); and grandson Jacob Hochstetler (Lauren).
We will miss you.
Thursday, July 23, 2020