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Bethel Church
Thursday December 17th, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Private Family Graveside Service

Bethel Church Cemetery
Thursday December 17th, 2020

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Joretta Hochstetler

Joretta J. Hochstetler, 88, of Kalona, died Friday, December 11, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A visitation will be held Thursday, December 17, 2020, from 2:30 – 3:30 PM at Bethel Church in Wayland. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. A private family graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM at the Bethel Cemetery. A Livestream of the service will be on the Beatty Peterseim Facebook Page. A memorial fund has been established for Bethel Church.

Joretta Jane (Boshart) Hochstetler was born March 8, 1932, the daughter of Arthur E and Stella (Graber) Boshart. She attended rural school and graduated from Wayland High School. On June 3, 1951 she was united in marriage to Harlan Hochstetler. Joretta worked at the drug store in Wayland for several years and was the bookkeeper of Harlan’s businesses. She was a member of Bethel Church where she taught Sunday school and bible school. Joretta played the accordion in her younger years and sang in a sextet as an adult. She enjoyed traveling to Florida for the winter and playing cards.

Survivors include three sons: Joey (Alice) Hochstetler of Crawfordsville, Ledru (Sheri) Hochstetler of Lebanon, OR, Lamonte (Valerie) Hochstetler of Salem, OR, 10 grandchildren: Joseph (Carla), Tim (Kim), Ilona (Matt) Roberts, Lara, Jill (Jamie) Wakefield, Cory, Shelby (Chris) Archuleta, Craig (Michelle), Brad and Luke, twelve great-grandchildren, one brother Royden (Carol) Boshart of Wayland, and two nieces: Lisa and Marketta.

Preceding Joretta in death were her parents and her husband Harlan on January 1, 2019.

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Joey, Ledru, and Lamonte,So sorry to hear of your mom's death. She was such a sweet person. I always enjoyed running into her and your dad when I happened to see them in Washington. Gotta love family!Take care, and know that you are in my prayers.Marti (Roth) Walker

Marti Walker Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

May you find peace and comfort knowing that your Mother has been released from all pain and suffering and enjoying the reunion with Harlan. Your Mom and Dad were like brother and sister to me and I cherish many memories of all the good times we had together. May God give you strength at t his time when you can rejoice and grieve simultaneously

John Hostetler (Chick) Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

Shirley, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your sister,Delores. When I met her for the first time she was with Joretta at East Union Mennonite Church Young People's Institute (Summer 1948 ) I was a friend of Harlan's and was with him. Harlan and Joretta were dating at the time. This was shortly before I left for school in Virginia. My wife was from Virginia and I have called Virginia home for 70 years,We have maintained our friendship over the years and have spent time together when possible. Quite a few in Florida where we also spent wintertime. I did meet Delores several times later in life when we happened to be in Florida at the same time.

John Hostetler (Chick) Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

You have our sympathy for the loss of your mother. Steve drove a truck for your parents back in the '60s. Your mother made the best cinnamon rolls. Joretta was a very good friend of my sister, Delores Troyer Rupp when they were younger. It is very interesting that Delores passed away just 2 days before Joretta. Now they are singing together in heaven.

Steve and Shirley Lindell Dec 13 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Family,The Lord is close to all who call on Him. Psalm 145:18Praying that His comfort will bring assurance and peace.Pam & Iman Al-Baqsami

Pam & Iman Al-Baqsami Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We are very sorry for your loss.From your friends at American Wood Fibers

From your friends at American Wood Fibers Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM