Robert Lee Hochstetler, age 69, of Constantine passed away Monday, March 29th, 2010 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born in Ligonier, IN on October 15, 1940, a son of Earl “Abe” and Irene (Dunafin) Hochstetler. Bob graduated from Ligonier High School in 1958. On June 9, 1962 he married J. Darlene Rohrer in Goshen, IN. Bob worked as Assistant Superintendant at the Waste Water Treatment Plant in Three Rivers for 28 years retiring in 1996. He enjoyed woodworking and remodeling his house.
Surviving are his mother Irene Sprunger, Constantine, wife Darlene Hochstetler, Constantine, daughters LeAnne (Wayne) Yoder, Howe, IN, Lisa (Ron) Yoder, Middlebury, IN, Lori Stephens of LaGrange, IN, brothers Raymond Hochstetler, Elkhart, IN, Jerry Hochstetler, Ligonier, IN, grandchildren Jolene, Rosena, Justin, Rachel, Jason, Rebecca, Jamie, Jenny, Derek, Audrey, and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and granddaughter Kelly Stephens.
In celebration of Bob’s life, relatives and friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Services will be private at the convenience of family. Interment will be in the Constantine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity or Autism Speaks. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.