Robert L. “Bob” Ottinger

August 17, 2020

Robert L. “Bob” Ottinger, 90, of Frankfort, Ind., died at 5:28 a.m. August 17, 2020 at Homewood Health Campus, Lebanon, Ind.  He was born October 7, 1929 in Scircleville, Ind. to Ralph & Lena (Ramsey) Ottinger.  He married Lula Ann Mangis on August 29, 1951 and she survives.

Bob attended school in Scircleville and received his GED with the Army.  He was a lifelong Clinton County resident.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from July 12, 1948 until April 18, 1952.  He served in occupied Japan, then entered the Korean Conflict and fought in the Battle at Inchon.  Bob worked at Nickle Plate Shops, E & R Manufacturing and retired from Allison’s General Motors in August of 1986.  He attended the First Christian Church, and was a lifetime member of the Frankfort Moose.  Bob enjoyed bowling, golf, video poker, fishing, and was a country music fan.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund, 258 ½ Fourth St., Frankfort, IN 46041. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Wife: Lula Ann Ottinger of Frankfort, 2 Sons: Mike (Elise) Ottinger and Gary (Becky) Ottinger, Sister: Betty Sedwick, Grandchildren: Matt (Katie) Ottinger, Tanya (Thad) Smith, Nichole Owens and Jeffrey Ottinger, Great Grandchildren: Kayla, Chase & Madelyn Smith and Trent Hanson, Lexia Owens and Susan Folley.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Jean Bray, Phyllis Nesbitt, Deloris Flood Keys and Mary Jane Uhl.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Robert L. “Bob” Ottinger”

  1. Lynn Gamble August 18, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Ann, Mike & Gary, I and my Mom are thinking of you.

  2. Debbie (Berkshire) Hodnett August 19, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Gary and Becky,
    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.

    Debbie (Berkshire) Hodnett

  3. Debra Gosewehr August 19, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Very sorry for your loss of Bob. We had some good times on New Years Eve, playing cards and eating good food.

  4. Phyllis Greer August 19, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Ann and family, so sorry we can’t be there. I am in lock down and can only get out to go to the doctor. Mary and Kristy can visit once a week for 45 minutes in the home library. They can’t come to my room. We will be with you in prayers!

  5. Judi (Astolfi) Spitalniak August 21, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    To Betty and Ann & Family, I remember visiting at Betty’s house and Bob & Ann would be there. The pictures of family is beautiful. Brings back many memories.

    RIP Bob,

    Judi Astolfi Spitalniak

  6. Jeanine A. Smith August 24, 2020 at 9:24 am

    To Mike, Gary and family,
    What an “inclusive family” yours has been to me over the last years! I have felt welcome always. Bob and “Ann” (although I had a grandmother named Lula) were right there to chat with me, and we had some good laughs together. I mailed a donation to Clinton County Cancer Fund
    earlier today; I’ve lost too many friends and relatives to that disease. You will be in my thoughts over the next weeks–especially Lula Ann as she moves on in her new life. Lovingly and respectfully, Jeanine Smith (Thad’s mother and grandma to three kids that you know too)

  7. Ken Mangis August 24, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Sorry for your loss … he will be missed by many, but not forgotten.

  8. Daniel T Griffis August 24, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Sorry to hear about your dad , Mike and Gary. He was a cool guy in my book. Give your mom my best.

  9. Denise Bray August 25, 2020 at 11:41 am

    So sorry to hear about Gary’s father. May God comfort you all.

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