J. Jerilee Hostetler age 90 of Woodland, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Lewis and Clara (Flory) Herzel on November 27, 1929 in Pennock Hospital in Hastings, MI during a snowstorm. On October 15, 1949 in Hastings at the Methodist Circuit Parsonage, Jerilee Herzel married James Hostetler. Jerilee enjoyed baking, canning, vegetable and flower gardening and reading. She worked for Michigan Bell as an operator and also as a clerk for Sears and Montgomery Ward catalog sales. She is survived by her children; Roger (Kathy) Hostetler, Rolland (Nancy) Hostetler, Julia (David) Bauman, Bruce (Patty) Hostetler, Brent (Betty) Hostetler, Lori (Mike) Feaster, Darlene (Doug Zeffer) Hostetler, 22 grandchildren, many great- grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter. Also surviving are her sister Ruthanne Kauffman, and her brother Philip (Nancy) Herzel, sister-in-law Elsie Hostetler and brother-in-law Franklin Burgess. Preceding Jerilee in death are her parents, her husband James; grandson Brandon Hostetler and great granddaughter Makayla Hostetler. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday January 8, 2020 from 6-8pm at the Koops Funeral Chapel, 935 4th Ave, Lake Odessa, MI 48849. Funeral services will be on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 1pm at the Nashville Baptist Church 312 Phillips St, Nashville, MI 49073 with the family receiving people from 11am till time of service. Interment will take place at Warner Cemetery. The family welcomes memories and messages on their online guest book at www.koopsfc.com. Memorials may be to the Nashville Baptist Church and Elara Caring Hospice.
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