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Obituary: Ray Ottinger, Fairland

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Ray Ottinger, 80, of Fairland, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Greenwood Health & Living.

He was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Indianapolis to the late Philip Glen Ottinger and Amy Marie (Sullivan) Ottinger.

He married Betty J. (Porter) Ottinger on June 11, 1955. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Timothy Ray (Libby) Ottinger of Antioch, Ill., and Daniel Lee Ottinger of Shelbyville; two daughters, Rebecca Lynn (Robert Lee) Coleman of Indianapolis and Margaret Jo Anne (Ken) Collingwood of Greenwood; four brothers, Gene Ottinger of Newport Richey, Fla., George Ottinger of Bargersville, and Carl Ottinger and Roy Ottinger, both of Indianapolis; four sisters, Rose Searfoss and Dee Lund, both of Indianapolis, Alice Prewitt of Nashville and Lilly Hall of Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Brittney Ottinger, John Ottinger, Joshua Collingwood, Chelsey Ottinger, Kayla Collingwood, Jason Ottinger and Grace Ottinger; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Bobby, Bill, Phil, Joe and David Ottinger; sister, Ella Phillips; and an uncle and aunt, Eathel and Frances McQuillen, who raised him from his teenage years.

He lived in Fairland since 1957.

He was a repairman at International Harvester for 31½ years, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of Morristown Nazarene Church and American Legion Post 70.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a corporal.

Ray loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, gardening, playing games with his grandchildren, tinkering and repairing electronics.

The Rev. C.D. Gilmore will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville. Visitation will be from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby County. A graveside military service will be conducted by local veterans organizations.

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