Kenneth Harold Hochstetler

Born: Wed., Jan. 24, 1940
Died: Sun., Jul. 23, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jul. 28, 2017
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 28, 2017
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

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Kenneth Harold Hochstetler age 77, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the Crystal Care Center.  He was born January 24, 1940 in Ashland, the son of Homer and Viola (McCellam) Hochstetler.  Mr. Hochstetler had been a lifelong resident of Ashland where he had been Owner/ Operator of Ken Sunoco Station and later retired from being Owner/ Operator of Ken & Son Towing.  He had attended the Maple Grove Church and the Church of Christ.  Mr. Hochstetler was an avid sports fan especially any softball, the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns.


Ken married Esther Marie Hochstetler who preceded him in death in 2014.  Survivors include his children, Marie (Jim) Gongwer of Ashland, Melinda Barton of Florida, Melissa Barton of Mansfield, Mark Hochstetler of Ashland, Michael Hochstetler of Pennsylvania, and Michelle Hochstetler of Ashland; his 10 grandchildren; along with his siblings, Paul Hochstetler of Georgia, Lucy Larid of Missouri, and John (Julie) Hochstetler of Ashland.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Esther; a granddaughter; brother, Bob Hochstetler and sister, Ruth Cooper.

A Memorial Service will be held at Heyl Funeral Home on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor John Ballinger officiating.  Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Allen& Mary Gebhart
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
May God bless the family, another of the good guys has left us goodby old freind

   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Dear Hochstetler family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Kenneth. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

Char Mills
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing-----now he & Shaun can tow for Jesus---hugs & prayers for all

Kris Long Ramsey
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Always enjoyed talking with Kenny and he was a great neighbor on Lee Avenue.

Latonda Ambrose Klaameyer
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
We have great Memories of Kenny that will hold dear to.
Mike & Latonda Klaameyer

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