June 6, 1928 – February 7, 2017
Ward Eugene Hottinger, age 88, passed away on February 7, 2017 with his daughter Kathy and granddaughter Gina at his side. Ward was born on June 6, 1928 to the late Paul D. Hottinger and Ruth Emma (VanCleave) Cast in Hamilton County, Indiana.
Ward loved working on cars. He would fix the cars he could and then sell them. The cars he could not fix, he would scrap them. His love of working on cars led him to a thirty-year career working for Chrysler in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ward also enjoyed repairing and selling bicycles. Ward had a sense of pride seeing people drive the cars and trucks he had fixed, he also really enjoyed watching the kids ride the bicycles in town that he had repaired. Ward was a proud member of the Son of the Legion at Elliot Kay V American Legion Post 67 in Sheridan, he was also a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Noblesville Lodge 540.
Ward leaves behind his five loving children Connie (Ty) Wilson of Sheridan, Kathy (Jeff) Pitts of Sheridan, Sharlotte (Tim) Unroe of McCordsville, Ted Hottinger of Sheridan and Andy (Teresa) Hottinger of Sheridan. He was a proud grandfather to 10, great grandfather 11 and great great-grandfather to 2.
Ward’s beloved wife Helen Louise (Barrick) preceded him in death on April 16, 2016 his granddaughter Angie Gang and his sister Dorothy also preceded Ward in death.
Private family funeral services were held on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Fisher Family Funeral Services, located at 508 E. 6th St. in Sheridan. Rev. Brook Barrick officiated Ward’s services. Burial followed at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan.
Donations in memory of Ward may be made to Elliot Kay V American Legion Post 67, 406 E. 10 St. Sheridan, Indiana 46069.
Online condolences made be made to fisherfunerals.com. Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Hottinger Family.