Leroy D. Hochstetler, 80, of Bremen, passed away at the scene of an accident in Marshall County, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019.He was born Jan. 1, 1939 in Marshall County to Daniel H. and Lovina (Hochstetler) Hochstetler. On June 18, 1957 he married Malinda Schmucker in Elkhart County. She preceded him in death on May 16, 2016. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Hochstetler was the former owner of Rentown Store.He is survived by his children, Leroy Jr. (Janice) Hochstetler, and Rebecca (Samuel) Chupp, both of Nappanee, Esther (John) Schwartz, Bremen, Linda (Joe) Riegsecker, Nappanee, Naomi (Jacob) Troyer, Melvin (Wanita) Hochstetler, both of Bremen, Nathan (Ada) Hochstetler, Bourbon, Rosa Hochstetler, Dennis (Leah) Hochstetler, both of Bremen, Mark (Lorene) Hochstetler, Bourbon, Benjamin (Carolyn) Hochstetler, Bremen; 63 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Ruth Ann) Hochstetler, Marion, MI; sisters, Anna Mae Burkholder, Nappanee, Esther (Melvin) Hochstetler, Ava, IL, Linda (Raymond) Slabaugh, Nappanee; sister-in-law, Sarah Hochstetler, Nappanee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Malinda Hochstetler; grandsons, Lyle Hochstetler, Jeremy Schwartz; great-grandson, Matthew Gingerich; brothers, Willis, Monroe and David Hochstetler; and brother-in-law, Alvin Burkholder.
Family and friends could call 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 and all day Friday, Dec. 13 at the Melvin (Wanita) Hochstetler Residence, 1573 E. 3rd Road, Bremen. Funeral services were at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Daryl Yoder Residence, 1586 E. 3rd Road, Bremen. Bishop Henry Hochstetler and the Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church officiated. Burial was in Weldy Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.