Samuel H. Hostetler, age 77 of Linn, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014, at his residence.
Samuel was born September 18, 1936, in Elkhart County, IN, a son to the late Henry and Sovilla (Weirich) Hochstetler.
On October 23, 1958, he was united in marriage to Martha Elnora Yoder in Topeka, IN. She survives at the home.
Samuel was a member of Sunnyside Church in Sarasota, FL. In 1988, he was ordained a Deacon in the Mint Hill Mennonite Church. Samuel was involved in humanitarian work in Honduras where he helped construct two bridges.
Samuel was the administrator for eleven years at the Cedar Crest Children's Home in Osage County. He enjoyed woodworking, shuffle board and hunting.
Samuel loved to be around people especially sitting around the family table visiting and singing. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and the bond with his grandchildren will be forever cherished.
In addition to his wife, Samuel is survived by: seven children, Danny Hostetler and his wife Verna of Linn, David Hostetler and his wife Joy of Jeromesville, OH, Duane Hostetler and his wife Anna Mae of Malta, OH, Darlene Miller and her husband Ervin of Linn, Daryl Hostetler and his wife Ruth Ann of Linn, Delbert Hostetler of Sarasota, FL, Donnie Hostetler and his wife Sarah of Jefferson City; twenty-one grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; one brother, Eli Hochstetler and his wife Elizabeth of Hutchinson, KS; three sisters, Mary Mast of Ethridge, TN, Alice Bontrager and her husband Abe of Kenton, OH, and Susie Miller of Middlebury, IN. and nieces, nephews and friends.
Samuel was preceded in death by: one brother, Daniel Hochstetler; two sisters, Fannie Dykes and Elizabeth Nisley; one daughter-in-law, Esther Hostetler.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Mint Hill Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Community Christian Church in Linn with Bill Yoder officiating. Interment will follow in the Mint Hill Church Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mint Hill Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO (897-2214)