In loving memory of

Dale John Hochstrasser
June 12, 1924 - August 10, 1999

    Dale John Hochstrasser, 75, of 809 LaGrange Drive, Newbury Park, died Tuesday afternoon, August 10, 1999, at home in his sleep.

    Dale was born in Tetonia Idaho in 1924 to Dean and Viola Henrie Hochstrasser. Dale attended Orland High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon return from the service he married Barbara Jean Billardi in California.

    Dale worked as a regional manager of a freight trucking company in the Redding/Chico California area for over 15 years and in Ventura County for 10 years until his early retirement in 1985. After retiring, Dale enjoyed visiting his children and grand children, story telling, learning to play the piano, serving his church and tending his rose garden..

    He is survived by his wife, Barbara, their children, Suzan Cochrane and her husband Stewart of San Mateo, California, Scott Hochstrasser and his wife Julie of Coralville, Iowa, Sandi Luchy and her husband Dan of Calabasas, California, Steve Hochstrasser and his wife Suzzanne of Driggs, Idaho; sister Gerri Engemann and her husband Karl of Provo, Utah; 5 grand children; and 6 step grand children.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, and a sister.

"Death is nothing at all.  I have only slipped away into the next room.  I am I, and you are you.  Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used.  Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effort, without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.  It is the same as it ever was; there is an unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner.
All is well."

Henry Scott Holland
Canon of St Paul's Cathedral