Stephen Kenneth Hostetler
Stephen Kenneth Hostetler, age 45, of Boelus, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Memorial services were held Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Wood River Mennonite Church with the Reverend Matt Troyer-Miller officiating. Private family inurnment of cremains will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Wood River Mennonite Church or the Centura FFA. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Stephen Kenneth Hostetler was born October 27, 1972, in Grand Island, the son of Arlan and Judy (Mitchell) Hostetler. He was raised on the family farm near Boelus. He received his education from Centura High School, graduating with the class of 1991, where he was a member of the FFA, on the football and wrestling teams, and was involved in band and vocal music. He attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1995. He returned to the family farm where he lived and farmed until his death. He also worked in agronomy at Aurora Cooperative. He was an active, lifelong member of the Wood River Mennonite Church. Stephen enjoyed sports, music and farming as well as spending time with his family. He was a fan of Nebraska football and Indiana Basketball. Those left to cherish his memory include his parents, Arlan and Judy Hostetler, of Boelus; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Lori Hostetler, of Carrollton, Texas, and Michael and Gina Hostetler, of Omaha; niece, Leah; and nephew, Tyler. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.