William C. "Train Wreck" Hostetler

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, August 5, 1969
Date of Passing: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

William C. "Train Wreck" Hostetler, 51, of Wooster passed away at his home on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Bill was born on August 5, 1969 to Jonas Hostetler and Phyllis Finch. He was a 1988 graduate of Triway High School.

Bill was a United States military veteran who proudly served in the United States Army during Desert Storm. Shortly after returning from service unscathed, Bill was in a life changing accident involving a train, which produced his self-giving nickname "Train Wreck". Despite his accident, Bill lived life to the fullest. He was well known in the community, making friends wherever he went. It is "obious" to his many friends that his carefree spirit and attitude will be missed.

In addition to his parents, Jonas Hostetler of Ohio and Phyllis & Louis Finch of Florida, he is survived by his brother Eric Hostetler of Virginia, sisters Theresa Walker of Ohio, and Joy Johnston of Colorado, his special friend and caregiver Ashley and his 4 legged babies, Gomez and Lily, who were the joy in his life.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Aaron Hostetler.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, in Seville.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

 

Visitation: 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

Service: 

A private family graveside service will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, in Seville.

Condolences

I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill & I have been friends since grade school & I will always remember him calling me "shorty". He will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with the entire family during this very difficult time.

So sorry for your loss. I know how special in your heart Bill was to you, and how hard it will be wo knowing he is there. Knowing the strong woman you are that you will get thru this and remember all the good times. We will all welcome you back to Florida so stay strong and know we are all here for you.
Love
Karen and John

Though I never got the chance to fully get to know Bill. What I remember was his smile. Please know I will keeping your family in my prayers. Love you all❤️❤️

I will always have fond memories of Bill always calling me little Missy. Thanks for always looking out for me. Prayers and hugs. Until we met again

To all who knew and loved Bill, I hope your wonderful memories and faith in God will help you through this sad time. I didn’t know him well ( I’m his mother’s cousin) but it looks like he meant a lot to many folks. Our sincere sympathy.

I am shocked and so saddened to hear of Bill's (and Aaron's) passing. Though the miles and years between us have been great, you all will be forever in my heart. Please accept my deepest condolences. May they rest in everlasting peace.

I was fortunate to have been able to be around Bill throughout most of his life journey. We played little league baseball together, high school football and then we reconnected after his accident. As a kid Bill was always happy go lucky around me. He was very competitive but a truly wanted to do his best and was going to suck as much enjoyment out of the game as possible. Later in life I found the same person. Even with all his challenges he was so proud of his home and his dogs. He loved his independence and wasn't going to let his disability slow him down. I will miss his humor and his spirit. He was a true friend to me. My sympathy to all who are grieving this huge loss.

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

So sorry for your loss, I often said hi to Bill when home for the holidays. I graduated with Aaron, and I'm so sorry that the family has lost two sons.

Uncle Jonas;
Phyllis & Louis Finch;
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. Prayers for peace and comfort through this difficult time. Take care & much love- Josephine

I got to know bill through our youth group at St. Mary’s church, during his high school years. His smile,, his happiness, his wonderful spirit will always be a happy memory for me. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. May God’s peace be with you all.

I knew Bill primarily from my teen years, first as my friend Eric's "little" brother, then on his own in our church youth group. I remember Bill as a friendly and direct friend, with a fiesty spirit who was quick to laugh and make me laugh. My heart goes out to you all in this time of suffering and loss. May we all turn to the hope that comes to us through Christ that we will someday be together again in a much better place.

I always enjoyed talking with Bill when I would see him at the various downtown restaurants we both patronized. He had a great spirit!

Bill was one of kind! It always amazed me how determined a spirit he had and how much he over came. He called me regularly to just say Hi and talk yo me about his puppies. I will truly miss his phone calls and kind heart. I'll miss his ornery smile and spirit.. Until we meet again friend. Love you always "Boss Laaady"

So very sorry for your loss. We always looked forward to seeing Bill walk through the door at Applebees, i always enjoyed my conversations with him and will miss him greatly! Thinking of you at this time.

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