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BLOOMINGTON - Roy L. Hostettler, 86, of 501 E. Grove St., Bloomington, died Friday (Feb. 24, 2006) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Vaughn Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Entombment will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy was the son of Earl H. and Nettie Lewis Hostettler. He was born in Claremont on March 19, 1919. He married Dorothy Jean Wilson on Aug. 8, 1943, at Olney. She preceded him in death on May 10, 2005. He is survived by three sisters, Aleen Hostettler, Olney, Marjorie West, Peoria, and Barbara Beyer, Decatur; and 17 nieces and nephews.

His parents; sister, Georgia Bishop, and two brothers, Earl "Gene" and Robert, preceded him in death.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington, for more than 50 years.

Mr. Hostettler graduated from Olney Township High School in 1937. He received his Bachelor of Education degree from Illinois State University, Normal, and Master of Science of Education from University of Illinois, Urbana. He was a teacher and guidance counselor for 48 years. He began his teaching career at Forrest High School; and later transferred to Bloomington High School, where he served the greater part of his career. For over 50 years, he enjoyed his summers working at the State Farm Insurance Recreational Park, Bloomington.

He was a member of the Illinois and McLean County Teachers Associations.

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