William L. Hostetler, age 86, of West Liberty, Ohio passed away Thursday morning October 3, 2019, at his home.
Bill was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio November 14, 1932, to the late Mervin A. and Ruth Anna (Troyer) Hostetler. He married Gladys Ethelyn “Lynn” Merriman June 4, 1954 in West Liberty, and she preceded him in death December 24, 2015. Bill was also preceded in death by three siblings, James Hostetler, David Hostetler and Joan Sine.
Bill is survived by his children, Peggy (Neil) Wirick of West Liberty, Sandy (Randy) Knox of West Liberty, and Karrie (Phil) Holycross of Venice, Florida; eleven grandchildren, Lee (Laura), Dustin (Katri), Susannah (Andrew), Daniel, Alan (JuEunhae), Asher, Anna, Adly, Aydan, Dana (Nathan) and Brandon; eight great-grandchildren, Ava, Stella, Sienna, Saige, Braxton, Bensyn, Niilo, and Henri; a sister, Joy (John) Plank and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was a 1950 graduate of West Liberty High School and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1956 during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge from the Marines, Bill worked as a contractor (Hostetler Construction) for thirty years, and in 1985, he opened the West Liberty Lumber Company. Bill enjoyed flying with his wife Lynn. In his younger years he played fastpitch softball as a pitcher and at the age of sixty, he started racing cars. Bill loved to golf, and he enjoyed collecting and restoring antique cars. He attended the Logansville Community Church.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 7, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty.
Pastor Dana Kidder will officiate the funeral service Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty, with military honors provided by the Logan County Veteran Honor Guard.
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