Amanda J. Hochstedler was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Arthur, Illinois, the daughter of John G. and Lena (Mast) Hochstedler. In her youth she accepted Christ and was a faithful member of the Old Order Amish Church. Amanda died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at the University Hospital in Iowa City at the age of 87 years 9 months 9 days.
Amanda is survived by six nieces; six nephews; and a host of grand nieces and nephews; and great great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents: John in 1992 and Lena in 2002; two brothers: Omer Hochstedler in 2007 and Henry Hochstedler in 2007; four sisters: Matie Hochstedler in 2021, Annie (Mrs John) Gingerich in 2014, Alta Hochstedler in 2016 and Fannie Hochstedler in 2018; two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov.16, 2021, at the Paul Beachy residence, Kalona. Burial was held in the South Gingerich Cemetery. Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona caring for Amanda and her family. Messages and tributes may be sent to www.powellfuneralhomes.com.