PFC Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, 20, White Sands Missle Range, N.M., formerly of Milan, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, of injuries received while serving his country in the United States Army in Afghanistan.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at the Milan Christian Church, Milan, with Rev. Darin Frey officiating. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m., today at Milan Christian Church. Burial will follow at White Oak Cemetery, south of Milan, with graveside military rites. Pallbearers are Blake Woodside, Brandon Montgomery, Jeremy Frazier, Canaan Rehbien, Mikeal Thompson, Randy Shaw, Spencer Hostetter and Jamison Hostetter.
Memorial contributions are suggested to go to a Linn County School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mike and Lisa Hostetter.
Jonathon was born on November 12, 1992, in Trenton, of Mike and Lisa Hostetter, Milan, they both survive him. On January 26, 2013, he married Tahler Daniele Cameron in Las Cruces, N.M., she also survives him. Other survivors include; his maternal great-grandmother, Irene Jefferson, Brookfield, formerly of Linneus; his maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Floyd and Raylene Jefferson, Linneus; paternal great-grandmother, Norma Hostetter, Yarmouth, Iowa; paternal grandparents, Mike and Pam Hostetter, Milan; two brothers, Spencer Hostetter and Jamison Hostetter, both of Milan; father and mother-in-law, Rodney and Stacey Cameron, Gallatin; two sister-in-laws, Shelby Cameron and Sydney Cameron; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Jonathon was a graduate of Linn County R-1 School, while in school he received many awards and accomplishments including: KMZU Dream Team for two years; All Conference in Basketball for three years; All District in Basketball for two years; made the NEMO Basketball All Star team, the Linn County Leader Dream team for three years, and the Sports Writers’ District team; and he made All Conference and All District Baseball for several years; and was awarded at his High School Graduation the U.S. Army Athletic Excellence Award. During school he was in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He loved Basketball, Swimming, and enjoyed singing, and being around people. He loved to cook and entertain his friends and family hosting BBQ’s. Jon was a member of the Milan Christian Church.