HICKSVILLE -- Edward J. Hochstetler, 71, Hicksville, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
He was born on January 12, 1941, in Hicksville, Ohio, the son of the late Ervin and Lizzie (Mullett) Hochstetler. On March 31, 1962, he was united in marriage with Doris Jean Miller. She preceded him in death on November 23, 2005. Edward was a lifelong farmer and a dry wall hanger. He was a member of the Hicksville Christian Fellowship. In 1985, he became an ordained minister, serving his congregation for 25 years.
Edward is survived by two sons, Brad (Grace) of New Haven, Indiana, and Barry (Karen) of Hicksville; four daughters, Brenda (Don) Witmer of Leo, Indiana, Bonnie (Jeff) Martin of Hicksville, Beverly (Mark) Webb of Aroda, Virginia, and Bethanie (Jadon) Yoder of Hicksville; 30 grandchildren; three brothers, Lonnie (Shirley) of Shipshewana, Indiana, Willard (Janetta) and William (Leora), all of Hicksville; three sisters, Mary (LaVern) Lengacher of Jamestown, Pennsylvania, Sara (Harry) Bender of Hicksville and Ada (Vern) Beachy of Leo, Indiana.
Funeral services for Edward will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hicksville Christian Fellowship Church, 03672 Buckskin Road, Hicksville, Ohio. Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Hicksville Christian Cemetery.
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