William Dale Hostetler, 82, Mexico, passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the Caring Hands, Peru.
Born March 7, 1929 in Miami County, Indiana he was the son of the late Roy Emerson and Doris Winifred Lindley Hostetler. On August 28, 1948, in the home of the late Rev. C.F. Golden near Chili, Indiana he was married to Margaret Evelyn Love, and she preceded in death on Dec. 3, 2004.
He was a United States Army Veteran having served in the occupation of Japan following WWII. He retired at the age of seventy-five from Gallahan Oil Corporation. He had also worked at Smiley Lumber Company and S&L Gravel in addition to farming for many years.
Survivors include three children, Richard D. Hostetler and wife Marcheta, Peru; Brenda D. McLeod and husband Ralph, Pineville, Louisiana; Jerry W. Hostetler and wife Debbie, Sharpsville; one brother Robert Noel Hostetler, Sharpsville; six grandchildren, eleven grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Roy, Jr. Hostetler; one granddaughter, Linda S. Tucker.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at McClain Funeral Home with Pastor Warrell Law officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.
Visitation will be Friday from 3-7:00 p.m .on Friday at the funeral home.
The online guestbook can be signed at www.mcclainfh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mexico Lions Club, Helping Hands, Skinner Worship Chapel, or Erie United Methodist Church.