Ina Lee Hochstedler
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Ina Lee Hochstedler
  • October 21, 1925 - February 18, 2017
  • Temple, Texas

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Ina Lee Bleeker-Hochstedler, 91, of Temple, Texas passed away February 18, 2017. Born to Ina and James Bleeker on October 21, 1925. Shortly after Ina's birth, her family relocated from Hillsboro to the Rogers area where she grew up with her four brothers and one sister. Ina married Eugene Leonard Hochstedler, March 2, 1944, and they moved to the Little Flock Community East of Temple where she resided until 2011. The property of the Little Flock Community was a 60 acre farm where Ina and Eugene raised three children and tended to their farm of corn, pigs and cows. She was a kind hearted, warm, caring and hard working woman who was vital to the Hochstedler family. Until Ina was 88 years old, she tended to her garden, which was an acre and a half of all kinds of plants, flowers and vegetables; red roses being her favorite. Ina found joy in sharing the crops she grew with her friends and family, always sending her loved ones home with fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables. Ina was an active member of the Dyss Grove Baptist Church for nearly her entire life. Ina is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Eugene L. Hochstedler; her Son, Leonard Hochstedler of Georgia. Ina Lee is survived by her other two children, W. Robert Hochstedler, of Temple and Ina Darlene Kinkade of North Carolina; Grandchildren Beverly Jackson , James Brown, Sherry Hochstedler , Jim Hochstedler and Tracy Hochstedler; Ina also leaves behind 18 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren, and 5 generations of nieces, nephews and extended family. A visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas. Mrs. Hochstedler will be laid to rest with her husband Eugene Leonard Hochstedler at 9Am on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Temple is in charge of arrangements.