Donald Hostetler

Donald “Don/Donnie” Hostetler

1953 - 2021

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Obituary of Donald “Don/Donnie” Hostetler

Donald “Don/Donnie” Hostetler, age 68 of Covington, Louisiana, passed away on August 3, 2021 at home surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer.

Don was born in Massillon, Ohio to Donald and Marilyn Hostetler on February 16, 1953.  He graduated from Washington High School in Massillon in 1971. Don was a true salesman, craftsman, and artisan. He spent several years in sales, followed by home restoration, and then found his true passion of woodworking and custom furniture design. Don’s cypress furniture graces many homes and businesses throughout the Northshore, Gulf Coast, and Greater New Orleans. Don was a unique individual whose wit, character, and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Don is survived by his long time, devoted companion, Dorothy Bennett and her family; his sister, Holly Beitzel (Mike); and brothers, Bill (Ann) and Gary (Ralph). He is also survived by his nephew, Justin Beitzel (Sarah) and their children, Addison and Callie; his niece, Jessica Beitzel (Brian); and his nephew, Max Hostetler (Meaghan). He is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Marilyn Hostetler.

The family would like to thank David Fennelly for his unwavering support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center located at 82302 Holliday Rd, Folsom, LA 70437 or The family also wishes to extend its gratitude to the staff of Encompass Hospice and Don’s friends at Clayton House Marketplace.

A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Memories and condolences may be expressed at