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Leslie David Hostetler

December 16, 1928 — October 31, 2022

Kalona

Kalona-Leslie David Hostetler was born December 16, 1928, in rural Johnson County, Iowa.  The son of Alvin J. and Ida (Miller) Hostetler.  He attended Snake Hollow School.  Leslie was united in marriage to Emma Helmuth on October 8, 1950 at the Fairview Conservative Church near Kalona.  Leslie lived his entire life in the Kalona community and was a lifelong farmer. Along with being a farmer he was an electrician, truck driver and mail carrier retiring in 1990. Following his retirement, he enjoyed working part time at Schlabaugh & Sons Woodworking and delivering parts for Kalona Auto.  Leslie was a dedicated caregiver for his wife Emma for many years.  He loved working in his shop, building furniture and knick knacks for his children and grandchildren.  He was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church, serving as a Trustee, Treasurer and on the building committee.  He also served on the Pleasantview board and the Iowa Mennonite School board.  Leslie died Monday, October 31, 2022, at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona at the age of 93 years.

Leslie is survived by six children, Carolyn Miller and husband Perry of Kalona, Dale Hostetler and wife Faith of Johns Island, South Carolina, Donald Hostetler of Warsaw, Indiana, Judy Balbinot and husband Brent of Holland, Ohio, Larion Hostetler and wife Ruby of Linville, Virginia and Phylis Hostetler and husband Marcus of Charleston, South Carolina; 25 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and a sister, Emma Jean Miller of Kalona.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Emma, a sister Ruth Ann Hostetler and infant grandchildren Denise Miller and Blake Miller, 2 brothers Joseph Hostetler and Edwin Hostetler and a sister Mary Kathryn Brenneman.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am on Friday, November 4, 2022, at Fairview Mennonite Church near Kalona.  The service will also be livestreamed on the Powell Funeral Home website and Facebook page.  Burial will be in the Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Fairview Mennonite Church.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Pleasantview Home or Hospice of Johnson County.  Memorials may be mailed to Yoder-Powell Funeral Home at 504 12th Street, Kalona, IA 52247.  Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is caring for Leslie and his family.  Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, November 3, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Fairview Mennonite Church

2605 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

Family will greet friends from 2-4 and 6-8 Thursday at Fairview Church

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 4, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Fairview Mennonite Church

2605 540th St SW, Kalona, IA 52247

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