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Randy Hochstedler

A graveside for Randy "Herm" G. Hochstedler, 55 of Kalona will be Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Memory Gardens in Iowa City.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 10 from 4 – 8 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice.  Randy Hochstedler died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at his home following a long illness.

Randy Gene Hochstedler was born August 27, 1958 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Raymond (Hosty) and Muriel (Smalley) Hochstedler.  He graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in 1976 and attended Kirkwood College.  He was employed at Hochstedler Service Station for most of his life.  Herm enjoyed going to Iowa football games and cheering for the Yankees.  He was an umpire for little league games and for many years he ran the chains on the sidelines of the Mid-Prairie football games.

Survivors include four siblings: Ruth (Dave) Kelley of Kalona, Iowa, Judy (Gary) Snyder of Riverside, Iowa, Phyllis Hochstedler (Eric Dethmann)of North Liberty, Iowa, Gary (Jayne) Hochstedler of Kalona, Iowa; three nephews and one niece: Justin (Vicki) Deitrich, Ryan Miller, Jeff (Katie) Miller and Jill Kelley(Josh Mitchell).  Great neices and nephews surviving are Jace and Sarina Deitrich, Cameron Miller and Ayla Mitchell.

Preceding Randy in death were his parents, one brother: Dean Hochstedler, and two brother in laws; Jerry Deitrich and Dan Smith.

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We are so sorry for the loss of Randy.We so appreciated his professional help and so love he and Gary!!! My 22 year old daughter remembers when she was younger she and 2 girl cousins from Florida came to fill a bicycle tire.They put in too much air and remember Randy laughing so hard when they blew it up!A memory they won't forget!It was pretty funny!We rely on Gary too so very much and don't know what we would do without him.I remember Ruth from earlier on in the hair salon where I used to go.Tom remembers their dad "hosty" as do I.We feel so bad we didn't watch the obits. and missed the visitation.We were both subbing every day and working on house projects and didn't realize how close he was to death.We would have loved to express our thanks and gratitude and celebrated his life with you.We will never forget him.All our best wishes for you in this time of grief.Barb, Tom, Michael and Lindsay Gingerich, your Kiddy-corner neighbors on 520th st. sw.

tom gingerich Sep 13 2013 12:00 AM

I was so saddened to read of Randy's passing on my I-pad several days ago.We send our sincere sympathy to all of you during these days.We do miss seeing you "dear cousins" At the present time I have been a patient at MN Masonic Home for 3weeks.I had repair surgery on my hip replacement (from 2010) and contacted staph infection in my incision.Not sure how much longer before I can go home. We are surely thinking of all of you.Charleen

Carlton & Charleen Bauer Sep 11 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Herm's passing. He will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with Herm's entire family.

Dale Poock Sep 11 2013 12:00 AM

Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire Hochstedler Family.May God's peace be upon each of you. Dallas & Rose

Dallas Schrock Sep 11 2013 12:00 AM

Sending thoughts and prayers to the Hochstedler family.Very sorry to hear about Herm.He will be truly missed. Clayton & Tina Hershberger

Clayton & Tina Hershberger Sep 10 2013 12:00 AM

Gary and all the Hochstedler family you are in our prayers. Herm was such a great guy. We enjoyed bowling, cards playing softball against each other way back when. I remember stopping by the station while on patrol for JCSO and having a soda with him. God Bless You All. R.I.P Herm you will be missed by many.

Dan and Donna Hayslett Sep 10 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Herm's passing. He was a great person always so friendly. He will be missed by so many. Memories will hold him close to your heart.

Vicki Grout Adam Sep 10 2013 12:00 AM

I am saddened to hear about the loss of Herm...I have lots of good memories of him...My prayers go out to his family and friends....R.I.P. my dear friend!!

Necia McDaniel Sep 10 2013 12:00 AM

Gary & Jayne, My heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Mary Fabor Klein Sep 10 2013 12:00 AM

our deapest sympathy. Herm was a wonderful man and great tire man. He is out of pain and can rest now. Our prayers are with you all.

Randy & Wanda Johnson Sep 9 2013 12:00 AM

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