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.