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Emma Hochstetler

Oct 26, 2018


Emma Rachel Hochstetler

Apr. 8, 1920 – Oct. 23, 2018

Goshen, Indiana Emma Rachel Hochstetler, 98, died Thursday, Oct. 23 at Courtyard Healthcare.

She was born April 8, 1920 in Wolford, North Dakota to Noah and Priscilla (Witmer) Bacher.

She married Perry Hochstetler on June 1, 1941 in Wolford, North Dakota. He died in May 1995.

She is survived by children, Merlin (Elsie) Hochstetler, Mishawaka, Wendell (Beverly) Hochstetler, Middlebury, Marilyn Ross, Stuarts Draft, Virginia, Welma (Ervin Stutzman) Mast, Goshen, Linda (Jay) Shelly, Florence, Montana, and Phyllis (Dean) Gingerich, Missoula, Montana; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two Great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother, and two grandchildren, Durwin Hochstetler and Julie Hochstetler Albright.

Emma graduated from Wolford High School. After spending most of her life in North Dakota and Montana, she moved to Orrville, Ohio where she lived for 13 years be-fore moving to Goshen in 2015. She was a very loving wife and mother, a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She had many interests including gardening, sewing, reading and quilting. She had a great faith and trust in God, which she freely shared with those around her. She loved teaching both children and adult Sunday School classes.

Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. celebration of life service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Enid Schloneger will officiate.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Hamilton, Montana.

Memorial contributions may be given to The Window, Goshen Hospice and Home Care, or a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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