Rural-Sunset

Richard C. Mottinger

November 14, 2021

Obituary

Richard C. Mottinger, 87, of Ohio City passed away at 7:20 a.m., Sunday at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance.

He was born on July 31, 1934, in Liberty Township the son of the late Jesse Clark and Margaret Lucille (Hart) Mottinger. On March 19, 1955, he married the former Betty Jean Anderson who also preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2012.

Family survivors include his three children, David Lee (Jianlan) Mottinger of Indianapolis, Nancy K. Brown of Van Wert, and Richard E. (Ruth Pease) Mottinger of Ohio City; eight grandchildren, Heather Kiracofe, Serena Renner, Sara Mottinger Wood, Brad Mottinger, Justin (Whitney) Brown, Justin Mottinger, Kyle Mottinger, Rachael Mottinger; and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna J. Kiracofe in 1973, and three sisters, Luella Ann Pangle, Betty Smith and Mary Stoll.

Richard had been a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church and also attended Living Truth Ministries in Van Wert. He had been employed at Continental Can Company for many years. He enjoyed building horse and pony buggies and other wood projects.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Burk officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours are 12 noon until time of service on Wednesday.

Preferred memorials are to Living Truth Ministries.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

2:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

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