Alta Marie (Hochstedler) Stalter, 86, of Eureka, Illinois, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:20 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019, at The Loft, where she had resided since September, 2012. Alta shared 59 years of marriage with her late husband James P. Stalter, who preceded her to his heavenly home in 2013.
Alta was born on September 11, 1932, to Emanuel and Mattie (Schlabach) Hochstedler in Hartville, Ohio, and grew up in Indiana. Alta's desire in life was to be a devoted wife and godly mother, while serving God and others. She was able to accomplish that through her quiet, yet strong faith in God. Throughout her entire life she graciously and selflessly volunteered her gifts and talents to serve in the church and community by teaching Sunday School and Bible School, serving on church funeral and kitchen committees, babysitting, volunteering in Mennonite Volunteer Service at Maple Lawn Homes in the kitchen and at the Et Cetera Shop in Eureka, working at missions in Chicago and Kokomo, amongst many other things. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery, quilting, reading, playing piano, playing games, cooking, and cleaning.
Alta was the loving mother of three sons: Stanley (Lori) Stalter, Reading, PA; Kenneth (Kathy) Stalter, Phoenixville, PA; Keith Stalter, Eureka; six grandchildren: Kara and Jeremy Stalter, Reading, PA; Nicholas and Laura Stalter, Phoenixville, PA; and Erin and Nehemiah Stalter, both deceased.
Alta is survived by three sisters: Leona Yoder, Goshen, IN; Grace (Clarence) Graber, Elkhart, IN; Elsie (Merlin) Hochstetler, Bristol, IN; four brothers: John (Shirleen) Hochstedler, Goshen, IN; Lewis (Marilyn) Hochstedler, Nappanee, IN; Verl (Shirley) Hochstedler, Kokomo, IN; Wayne (Kathy) Hochstedler, Harrisonburg, VA. She was predeceased by brother's Leon Hochstedler and Glen Hochstedler and brother-in-law Clarence Yoder. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Judy Hochstedler, Goshen, IN, and Ruby Hochstedler, Wakarusa, IN, and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing and visitation will be held at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka on Wednesday March 13, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, March 30, at Roanoke Mennonite Church, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a luncheon at the same location. Pastor Brett Woerner, of Living Faith Fellowship Church, of which Alta was a member, will officiate.
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Eureka, IL 61530-1316
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