Connie Mac Hostetler, 78 had distinguished 26-year career in U.S. Air Force
Connie Mac Hostetler, (Colonel, USAF, Retired), 78, of Colorado Springs, Colorado died on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A memorial service and military honors were Friday at Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Col. Hostetler grew up in Westport and was a 1953 graduate of Sandcreek High School. He received his BA in 1957 from Indiana University and an MA from Webster University in Colorado Springs. Colorado. He served for 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, including 18 months air combat duty in Vietnam as a weapons systems officer in the F4 Phantom. He later served as a command director at the NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Col. Hostetler retired from active duty in 1984. He loved music and sang in many choirs during his lifetime. He was a member of the Sanctuary Choir at Village Seven Presbyterian Church and Soli Deo Gloria in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He and his wife spent many years square dancing and round dancing together.
Born in Columbus, Col. Hostetler was the son of Conn and Katherine Hostetler.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jeannie; son, Steven of Aurora, Colorado; daughter, Julie (Reed) Robins of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and two grandchildren, Rachel and Kyle Kennedy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Conn and Katherine of Westport, who owned the Bass-Gasper (Hostetler) Funeral Home in Westport until 1960.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Sanctuary Choir of Village Seven Presbyterian Church.