Wanda Hostettler


Wanda I. Hostettler, 89, of Defiance, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born in Cloverdale, Ohio, on November 19, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Nellie (Foley) Martin. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She had worked at Woolworths, was a homemaker and a 1940 graduate of Continental High School. Wanda married James Hostettler on June 28, 1941, and he died Dec. 2, 1998.

She will be sadly missed by daughters, Judy (Jerry) Chase of Defiance and Connie (Donald) Dodson of Defiance; sisters, Ruth Knoll of Defiance and Betty Mitchell of Oceanside, Calif.; a brother, Robert (Ruthie) Martin of Continental; four grandchildren, Brad (Jill) Chase, John (Missy) Chase, Jason Gaylord and Megan Smith; and five great-grandchildren, Chloe Gabrielle Smith, Nora Elizabeth Chase, Parker Ellie Chase, Lilith Zofia Seiple and Wolfgang Murphy Gaylord.

Preceded in death by her husband, James; and brothers, Forrest Martin and Richard Martin.

Services at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, November 19, with Rev. Mike Donnally officiating. Visitation for Wanda is Sunday 2-8 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the food pantry at St. Paul's United Methodist Church or the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

Condolences to the family may be shared at www.defiancefuneralhome.com/.

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