George McBride Hoster Jr.

February 1, 1934November 8, 2021

George McBride Hoster Jr., age 87, died at home in Carmel, IN on Monday, November 8, 2021.

George was born February 1, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Marie Wagnon Hoster and George McBride Hoster, Sr. His siblings, Joan Hoster DeVoe (Chuck-deceased) and Steve Hoster (Jane), were an important part of both his childhood and later in life as their families expanded. George graduated from Shortridge High School in 1951, and treasured many lifelong friendships made there. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Business Marketing, George sold pharmaceuticals for Pitman Moore in San Antonio Texas, (later to be bought by Dow Chemical). Upon his family’s return to Indiana in 1963, George started Hoster and Sieloff, Inc., a manufacturer’s representative firm.

George followed his family’s long legacy in the military, serving in the U.S. Army for 8 years, (both active and reserve duty).

In addition to helping build homes for Habitat for Humanity, George was an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Gyro Social Club, Service Club (a gathering of military veterans), Highland Country Club, and St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

George and his wife, Barbara, shared a unique love story celebrating 66 years of marriage last August. Their family, together with daughters Cindi (Allen) and Julie (Steve), enjoyed countless memories, including summers at the family cottage on Crooked Lake, spring breaks in Florida and extended family gatherings at the holidays. Their grandchildren, Matt (Danielle), Lisa (John), Anni and Josh (Rebbeca), and the latest addition of 3 great grandsons brought incredible joy to George and Barb.

A visitation for George will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260, followed by a memorial service at 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in George's memory may be made to “The Caring Fund” for Kendrat Kindness Services, 2990 Brooks Bend Drive, Carmel, IN 46032 *not tax deductible, or St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.

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  • Barbara C. Hoster, Wife
  • Cindi Hoster Sparenblek (Allen), Daughter
  • Julie Meiners (Steve), Daughter
  • Joan Hoster DeVoe (Chuck-deceased), Sister
  • Steven Wagnon Hoster (Jane), Brother
  • George McBride Hoster, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Marie Wagnon Hoster, Mother (deceased)
  • George is also survived bygrandchildren, Matt (Danielle), Lisa (John), Anni and Josh (Rebbeca), and 3 great grandsons.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Memorial Servcie

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021


George McBride Hoster Jr.

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November 11, 2021

Barb and family, we have many great memories of sharing golf, dinners and fellowship at Highland with you. We are sure you have so many great memories of your life together and will cherish those as you move forward. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as manage this change in your life.