Dora Lavaun Sommer Hostetler, 97, passed away March 23, 2015, at Schowalter Villa.
She was born on Sept. 22, 1917, in Crawfordsville, IA the daughter of Christian C. and Selma Clare (Suter) Sommer. She married Harry F. Dettwiler on Dec. 15, 1940. She later married Kenneth E. Hostetler on Oct. 25, 1952.
Dora worked hard holding several jobs including Hesston Cleaners, Hesston Appliance and Hesston Manufacturing and she was a homemaker.
Growing up in Crawfordsville, Iowa, she attended school grades 1 through 4, later moving to Wayland, Iowa and attended grades 5 through 12.
After the death of her father, Christian Sommer, her mother and siblings spent summers traveling to Ohio to spend time with her Grandpa Peter C. Suter.
She is survived by her son Harry F. (Butch) Dettwiler and wife Valerie of Wichita, daughter Ann Schroeder and husband Jerry of Arkansas City, Kan., and a brother Irvin C. Sommer of Alameda, Calif., four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Christian and Selma Sommer, her husband, Kenneth E. Hostetler, one brother, Otto L. Sommer and one grandson Greg Schroeder.
The family greeted friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.
Private Graveside services will be held in the Hesston City Cemetery with Pastor Amy Nissley Stauffer officiating.
Memorials may be made to Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.