Robert C. Hostetter, Sr., 77, Dennis’ Ice service worker

By on July 24, 2013

Robert C. Hostetter, Sr., 77, of Denver went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Reading Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Strasburg, he was the son of the late A. Clyde and Lily M. (McMichael) Hostetter.

He is survived by Viola M. (Good) Hostetter, his loving wife of 56 years; four children: Dennis R., husband of Louise (Mast) Hostetter, Stevens; Leonard D., husband of Christina (Nguyen) Hostetter, Terre Hill; Fay E., wife of Daryl L. Kreider, Lititz and Robert C., Jr. husband of Tracy (Fox) Hostetter, Denver; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a brother: J. Paul, married to Viola (Graver) Hostetter, New Holland.

Robert worked in plumbing and heating for C.M. Good and Son, Inc. and also for the former Weaver & Witwer Co. in his earlier years before working the majority of his years in the family business of Dennis’ Ice Service, Inc. until his recent illness. He loved working in the family business with his sons and his interests were traveling, camping and spending time with his family and friends. He was an active member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church.

His funeral was held July 19 at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, East Earl, with Pastor Larry Weber officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, P. O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements. Online remembrances and condolences may be posted at

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