Joseph J. Ottenweller, 97, of Hoagland, IN passed away at his residence on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Joe was born on September 10, 1922, in Hoagland, IN, the son of the late Frank H. and Rosa (Sorg) Ottenweller. On October 8, 1960, Joe married Ruth G. Lindeman.
Joe was a life long parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church – Hessen Cassel and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864. Joe was a 1940 Hoagland H.S. graduate. He worked for several Ford Dealers in parts for over 50 years.
He liked to garden, live on the family farm, and be with his family and friends.
Joe is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth G. Ottenweller of Ft. Wayne, a son, Paul F. (Kathy) Ottenweller of Bryan, OH; a daughter, Annette M. (Kevin) Macy of Ft. Wayne; a brother, Bob (Jane) Ottenweller of Hoagland; 2 sisters, Theresa Oberley of Monroeville and Germaine (Rod) Walker of Carmel; 2 grandsons, David B. Macy and Eric J. (Katie) Macy both of Ft. Wayne.
He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Don, Dick, Carl and John Ottenweller; a sister, Rosemary Gremaux.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church – Hessen Cassel. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Father William Kummer will be the celebrant and burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery – Hessen Cassel.
In lieu of flowers, please have Masses said for Joe and his wife Ruth.
Arrangements handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, Decatur, IN.
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