Funeral Services Thursday December 29, 2022, 10:30am at the Beth-El Community Church, Milford, NE.
Visitation Wednesday December 28, 2022, from 1pm to 8pm at the Beth-El Community Church, Milford, NE with family greeting relatives and friends from 6pm to 8pm.
Burial will be at the Milford Mennonite Cemetery following services.
Imogene Hostetler, Age 94 of Adams, NE went to her heavenly home on December 13, 2022. She was born on September 13, 1928, to Phillip and Verna (Stutzman) Stauffer at home in Milford, NE.
Imogene attended Stauffer School District #73 and graduated from Milford High School in 1946. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at East Fairview Mennonite Church near Milford, NE. Later she became a member of Beth-El Mennonite Church where she served faithfully teaching Sunday school and bible school.
Imogene married Dale J. Hostetler on August 20, 1946. They were married for 49 years and 9 months before Dale passed away in 1996. To this union four children were born, Patsy, Sally, Robert and Jerry. They lived on a farm in Milford and later moved to Dorchester. Imogene enjoyed gardening, her flowers, pets, playing cards, Nebraska volleyball/football, car races and helping out on the farm. She will always be remembered for her delicious homemade pies!
After raising her children, she went to work at Norden Laboratories in Lincoln as the supervisor for the small animal department for nearly 20 years.
She is survived by her three children Pat Hergenrader of Tempe, AZ, Sally (Ray) Kastanek of Roca, NE and Jerry (Cindy) Hostetler of Miramar Beach, FL, sister Elaine Burkey of Seward, NE sister-in-law Norma Jean Troyer of Albany, OR, 10 grandchildren Karen (Tracy) Hatton of Chandler, AZ, Dale J. (Darlene) Moser of Mesa, AZ, Brock (Jenny) Kastanek of Cortland, NE, Bubba (Brooke) Kastanek of Hickman, NE, Shawn Hostetler of Adams, NE, Patrice Jackson (Rod) of Lincoln, NE, Emily McGuire of Lincoln, NE, Amber (Scott) Seitz of Lincoln, NE and Ashley (Ron) Matulka of Ceresco, NE, Kevin (Ampone) Hergenrader of Scottsdale, AZ and 24 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Imogene was preceded in death by her husband Dale J. Hostetler, son Robert, son-in-law Leroy Hergenrader, parents Phillip and Verna Stauffer, father-in-law and mother-in-law Grant and Sadie Hostetler, brother and sister-in-law Cleve and Sally Stauffer and brother-in-law Willis Burkey.
Memorials may be given to the family or any of the following: Women’s Auxiliary in Dorchester, Dorchester Fire Department; Goldcrest, Adams, NE; or Adams Fire Department.
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