Obituary: Elmer Alvin Hostler (June 23, 1934 – March 12, 2012)

By Submitted March 17, 2012 01:00 am

Elmer Alvin Hostler, born June 23, 1934, passed away on March 12, 2012, after a long battle with health issues. He grew up in the Fort Dick area. After graduation in 1955 he joined the Navy and served during the Korean War.  After serving in the military, Elmer married Ruby Martin, they had four children and in addition, raised three stepchildren.

Elmer worked in the logging industry as a faller for 35 years.  He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and race cars. Elmer loved spending time with his eight grandchildren, family, friends and his dogs that he spoiled.

Elmer was a loveable guy with a great sense of humor and will be sorely missed.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 or the Leukemia Society of America, Northern California Chapter, 832 Folsom Street, 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107-3465.

He is survived by children Pam and Buck Davis of Fort Dick, and their three children: Robin and Jim Gunnell of Sandy, Ore.; Chris Hostler of Crescent City, and her two children; Dale and Donna Hostler of Eagle Creek, Ore., and their three children.

Visitation was held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday, March 14, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the Indian Shaker Church on Thursday,  March 15, at 1 p.m. with interment to follow at the Howonquet Indian Cemetery in Smith River.

Family and friends are invited for fellowship at the Howonquet Community Hall in Smith River.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.

— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel