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January 2, 2019 Franklin Lewis Hochstetler
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

1933 - 2018

Franklin Lewis Hochstetler, 85, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in the East Union Cemetery followed by a memorial service at the Pleasantview Chapel in Kalona with Leon Stutzman officiating.

Frank was born Jan. 30, 1933, in rural Frytown, Iowa, the son of Aaron S. and Mary Ann (Schrock) Hochstetler. Frank grew up on the family farm near Frytown.

He married Mary Kathryn Swartzendruber on May 3, 1955, at the East Union Mennonite Church. They lived on a farm near Frytown until moving to Kalona in November of 1969.

Frank was a member of the East Union Mennonite Church. He was a charter member of the Kalona Lions Club.

Frank was a nursing assistant at the University of Iowa Hospital for 30 plus years until his retirement in June 1996.

Frank enjoyed woodworking, bluegrass festivals, making metal and wooden puzzles, playing cards with his grandchildren, and playing the accordion. He played his accordion at Pleasantview Home for their Saturday morning church services for 42 years.

Frank is survived by his son: James of Kalona; two daughters: Trish (Steve) Billups of South Sioux City, Neb., and Lori of Kalona; three grandchildren: Heather (Stephen) Dunn of Des Moines, Wash., Eric (Cassie) Billups of Hopkins, Minn., and Dustin Billups of LaCross, Wisc.; two great-granddaughters: Ellery Billups and Annabel Dunn; and a sister: Edna (Gene) Miller of Kalona.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Mary; a daughter: Kathy Jo; two sisters and their spouses: Ruby (Leo) Cutshall and Gladys (Alfred) Smith; and two brothers: Carl and Sam Hochstetler.

Yoder-Powell Funeral Home of Kalona is caring for the family.

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