Lydia N. Hostetler, 89, of Topeka, died at 4:25 am, on Tuesday, June 8 at her residence. She was born on April 8, 1932, in LaGrange County, to Noah J. and Amanda Mae (Bontrager) Raber. On April 23, 1953, in Honeyville she married Ervin D. Hostetler; he died June 3, 2017. Surviving are two daughters, Joan (Allen) Wengerd of Whitehall, WI, Mary Etta (Paul) Nisley of Topeka; son, Marvin (Lena) Hostetler of LaGrange; 24 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren; foster sister-in-law, Mary Bontrager of Topeka. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, David Allen Hostetler; two foster brothers, Levi D. and Amos D. Bontrager; three foster sisters, Katie Beechy, Elizabeth Frey, Mary Lehman. Lydia was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 9 and all day Thursday, June 10 at the Paul Nisley residence, 3175 W. 350 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, June 11 also at the residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Ervin Bontrager, Jr. and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.
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