Reva Bostetter, 94

Reva I. Bostetter, 94, of Howe, Ind., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, Ind.

She was born June 11, 1918, in Mancelona, a daughter of the late Jesse and Mildred (Blentlinger) Huffman.

Reva moved to the Sturgis area in 1950 and then in June of 1986 moved to South Twin Lake, Ind., and moved to Howe in November 1999.

On Nov. 23, 1963, she married Robert A. Bostetter in LaGrange. He preceded her in death in 1983.

She had been employed by General Telephone as an operator, at Dietz Cleaners and Dr. Mancini’s office.

Reva had been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church in Sturgis since 1950.

Surviving are two daughters, Lewellyn Bullai of Longmont, Colo., and Lana Dunlap of Dallas; three grandchildren, Leslee Beldotti, Cynthia Vannoy and Andrew Dunlap; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Douglas French; a sister; and two brothers.

Friends and relatives may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1108 E. Lafayette St., Sturgis, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Paul Stern will officiate. Graveside services will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Envelopes are available at the church or Hackman Family Funeral Home — Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.

Her obituary is also at, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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