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“Theresa, Is was so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Denis have a Beautiful family ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Pelkey (Willems)

“Deepest sympathy on your loss. I worked with Denis for many years, he was a very interesting guy. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Steve Schwalenberg - Cleveland, WI

“Theresa, Lois, and Family, So very sorry to hear of Denis's passing..my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sorrowful time...may God...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: mary criter

“Theresa, I just heard about Denis' passing. I knew him from Arnie's in Hilbert, where my husband Harvey and I used to stop. Denis was a brilliant,...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Cynthia Hephner - Chilton, WI

“You have my deepest sympathy, I would have came but the weather. So I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: LaVerne Schmidt - Chilton, WI

“Theresa, My thoughts and prayers are with you on this difficult time. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Misty Geiger - WI - coworker

“Theresa, we were planning on coming to the funeral home today but afraid the ice will hinder our travels. Hope you are finding some peace with your...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Terry Turner - Appleton, WI

“My sympathies to you and your family Theresa. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: ANGELA SCHOEN - BRILLION, WI

“In loving memory of a good friend ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Kathryn - kiel

“May God bless you and your family in the time of sorrow ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Matt - kiel

“We had a big family with a 20 year span between the oldest and youngest. So when Denis and Theresa were dating, those of us at the end were still...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Connie Daun - Chilton, WI

“Much love to you and your family, DJ. I didn't know your Dad, but the family pictures showed the pride in his face of his family. My sympathies to...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Stacey Bower - Sherwood, WI

“Denis, It was great knowing you in this lifetime. You will be missed by many and appreciated by many more. Rest in peace and may God Bless You!...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Nathan Gehl - Hilbert, WI

“Theresa, my heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. ~Sharon Adamski ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Sharon Adamski - Chilton, WI

“our sympathy to you Theresa and your familyrB ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: art and joyce kopf - chilton, WI

“My thoughts are with you all in this difficult time. Sending you lots of love and thoughts of comfort and peace. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Sara Hackbarth Schwendinger - IA

“Theresa,Sorry to hear of your loss. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Bonnie Ott - Chilton, WI - friend

“Dear Theresa and Family: So sorry to read of your loss, Denis is now in God's Hands and out of pain. God Bless you at this time. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Mike and Doris Bennin - Chilton, WI


Denis D. Hostettler, age 64, of Hilbert, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. He was born July 12, 1948 in Green Bay, son of Lois Hostettler. He had graduated from Stockbridge High School and UW Oshkosh with a Biology Degree. Denis married Theresa Mueller on July 14, 1973 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. He had worked for Fromageries Bel and Chilton Products and served as a firefighter with the Hilbert Fire Department. Denis had been a former member of the Hilbert Kiwanis and Lions Clubs and volunteered his time as a leader with the local Cub Scouts when his son was younger. He had long been a Packer, Brewer and Badger fan who also appreciated the skill and patience of Chess or a round of Sheepshead. Denis enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and was a voracious reader; he was the endless font of trivial knowledge that came in handy playing Trivial Pursuit or Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Denis's favorite place to be, however, was the great outdoors. He could sit outside for hours listening to the birds, or gazing at the stars above. He also enjoyed camping, but never thought 'towing a house' behind a vehicle constituted camping. Denis was always looking for ways to make 'roughing it' a little more rough. He certainly would have been able to survive outdoors with nothing more than the clothes on his back. Above all else, Denis loved to visit and joke with family and friends. For him, it was always the perfect time to share a funny story, a new joke, or pull a prank on those closest to him. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife: Theresa; his mother: Lois; his children: Denis "DJ" Hostettler, Jr. and special friend Dixie Jacobs of Milwaukee, Tracy (Pete) Fahrenkrug of Neenah, Kelly Hostettler and special friends Ben & Cassandra Kenneally of Minneapolis, MN, Kristian Hostettler and fiancée Sonja Emerick of Madison; 3 grandchildren: Aquinnah & Alex Fahrenkrug, Eleighanara Kenneally; and his mother-in-law: Rita Mueller. He is further survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Denis was preceded in death by his grandparents: Norman & Clara Hostettler and his father-in-law: Raymond Mueller. Funeral services will be at 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2013. The family of Denis Hostettler would like to thank Affinity Home Hospice, Dr. Goggins and his staff, and the staff of the Chilton Care Center for all their care and comfort during this difficult time.