Karl Hostetler

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Karl H. Hostetler, 81, of West Liberty, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Green Hills Care Center in West Liberty. He was born in Champaign County, Ohio on November 6, 1934 to the late Marion Herman and Imo Christine (Hoffman) Hostetler. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Pyle; and five brothers, Roger, Robert, Joe, Russell and Charles Hostetler.

On November 7, 1953 Karl married the former Suzanne Snyder and she survives, along with their three children, Annette Pilote of Tennessee, Jeffrey (Tammy) Hostetler of Arizona, and Chris Hostetler of Virginia; and a sister, Clarabel Plank of West Liberty.

A member of the United Church of Christ in West Liberty, Karl had worked as a Sales Manager for Graham Chevrolet in Bellefontaine and National Salt Water in West Liberty. He was active in Bible study at Marion Correctional Institute as well as Kairos Prison Ministry, where he received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2004. He had also served as a trustee on the Fairview Cemetery Board. Karl was an avid welder and enjoyed restoring antique farm machinery and gardening.

The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 101 Zanesfield Road, West Liberty. Rev. Paul E. Forrey will officiate a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1 at the United Church of Christ, 212 Newell Street, West Liberty. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty, Ohio.

Memorial contribution may be made, in Karl's memory, to the United Church of Christ, 212 Newell Street, West Liberty, Ohio 43357.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME in West Liberty and online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home
101 Zanesfield Road
West Liberty, OH 43357
(937) 465-3940
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Published in Weekly Currents from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29, 2016