Thomas Hostettler

Birth Date: 
Monday, July 26, 1943
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Thomas Hostettler, 78, of Wooster died on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Glendora Health Care Center with his wife by his side.

He was born July 26, 1943 in Big Prairie to Clarence and Helen Bruce Hostettler.  On May 29, 1971, he married Virginia Otto.  She survives.

Thomas retired at the Head Custodian of Shreve Elementary and was a member of Big Prairie Church of God.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughters Carla (Jeff) Smith of Bakersfield, CA and Vickie (Rod) Stone of Wooster; step-children Jim Mairs of West Salem, Kristy Treece and John Mairs both of Wooster; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a sister Marce Wachtel of Wooster.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two step-grandchildren and two brothers.

Per Thomas’ wishes, there will be no services.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.


Per Thomas’ wishes, there will be no services.


Sorry for your loss Tom was such a wonderful guy I got to know him more my Senior year of high school I worked in the kitchen at Shreve Elementary

Sorry to hear about the loss of Tom. I know he was a good friend of the family. Mom & brother Rod shared so many of the good times & laughs together. May GOD comfort each of you as the healing begins. Cherish the memories your family shared together, until together again

Sorry for your loss, I remember growing up in the Big Prairie in the 1950s Tom lived South of our farm on crow hill.

Dear Virginia, I was sorry to receive the news of Tom´s death. I think I have a telephone number for you. Should I try to call? I have often thought of you and Tom; sadly I waited too long to connect with both of you. You have my sympathy. Think of the good days when you, Margine (Moorhead-Ditmars) and I made music together. We had lots of
fun.... Jerry

We loved Tom so very much. He was the best! He was always happy and never complained! He had a joke for everything. We will miss all of our getaways and card playing. Most of all we will miss all the laughter! His sense of humor was the best. Our sincere sympathy and love to Ginny, John, Carla, Vic, Jim and Kris.

I was so very sorry to hear of Tom's death. We worked together for many years at Shreve Elementary. He was always the fellow that could interject humor into any situation. During those working days at school, he always managed to carry a laugh and a smile with him. He was quick to share those things, and sometimes that was what jump started the rest of the day. Virginia, and other family members, I am so sorry that we have had to say good bye to a really good man.

So sorry for your loss, Virginia. We are glad that we could occasionally say hi when our paths crossed at the hospital. We felt so sorry that he had to deal with his health issues, but he did so with a smile for us. Our prayers are with you.

I’m sorry for your loss and prayers to your family. We had a lot of laughs and I loved working with him at school. He was always kind and welcoming to everyone. He will be missed.

My dearest Virginia:

I just found out about the passing of Tom. He was such a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please call me anytime to talk. We miss you all and love you tons.

May God wrap his arms around you and your family. With love, hugs and prayers, Lynn Hider Wilson

Our thoughts and condolences go out to you Virginia. All our prayers. We love you and will miss our dear Tom.
Hugs and prayers to all of you and your family.

Lynn Hider Wilson
Janelle Hider Davis

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