Joseph "Joe" Richard Hottinger

Born: Sat., Oct. 15, 1983
Died: Fri., Jul. 28, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 01, 2017
Location: Thornburg

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Aug. 02, 2017
Location: Thornburg

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Joseph “Joe” Richard Hottinger, 33, full of Life, Love and Laughter, of Parker City, IN passed away unexpectedly, July 28, 2017, from a motorcycle accident. He was born October 15, 1983 in Muncie, Indiana the son of Jim (Hotdog) and Jeanne (Oliver) Hottinger. He was a 2002 graduate of Monroe Central High School.

He was the owner and operator of HD Farms and HD Repair. He was a member of the Farmland American Legion Post 353 in Farmland, IN. He loved everything fast and loud…boats, tractors, trucks and his Harley. He enjoyed spending his time farming, hunting, fishing and boating. He loved his two labs, Bo and Gus. Most of all he loved his family, friends, employees and his farming community. He lived life to the fullest.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents; love of his life, Danielle Ervin; daughters, Maleigh, Aberee and 3rd daughter due in November; sister, Jessica Braun (husband, Ryan); Nephews, Roman, Rhody and Rigley Braun; Grandmother, Betty Oliver; Uncles, Jay Oliver and Van Ewing; Aunts, Joette Talley (husband, Uncle Joel); cousins, Hope, Nicole, Tyler, Justin, Jason and Jon. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard Oliver; fraternal grandparents, Joseph and Thelma Hottinger; and an aunt, Sandra Ewing.

A celebration of life will be 10 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Thornburg Memorial Chapel of Parker City, IN. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery of Muncie, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday, August 1st, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Bill Sunday
   Posted Sun July 30, 2017
Jeanie and Jim I was so sorry to hear about Joe, please no that you and your family are in my prayers and that my entire family sends ours sympathy .

Tim McKelvey
   Posted Sun July 30, 2017
Jim and Jeanne. I can't even imagine the grief and sorrow you are feeling at this very sad time. Losing a child has to be the very worst of life's tragedies. Please accept my very, sincere, heartfelt condolences.

vickie and ray miracle
   Posted Sun July 30, 2017
so sorry for your loss our prayers go out to you and your family we know how hard it is to loose a child

Alice and Cloyd Duke
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
We are sorry for you loss. May you find comfort in you family and friends there to support you. Prayers for your family,

Nicole Ewing
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
It is with such a heavy heart that I have to write this instead of being there in person. Aunt Jeanne, Uncle Jim, Jessica - I am sure you are still stunned and functioning in a fog as you try to work on processing even a small part of this horribly difficult time. The footprints Joseph left on so many lives will never be forgotten and he will always be missed. Many hugs to all of you. Hold tight to all of the wonderful memories and stories everyone will share with you over the next few weeks. I love you all!

Debra Sylvester Dixon
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
I was so saddened to hear of your loss. May you find some peace in the wonderful memories of Joe's life.
Love, Debra (Nancy Clark's Daughter)

   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Jim and Jeannie,

We are so very sorry for your lose and want you to know we are thinking of you and don't ever hesitate to let us know if you need anything.

Love, Sympathy and Prayers,
Mark and Shirley Rickert

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